DS Metroid and Tetris shipping

Nintendo's dual-screened handheld receives WiFi-enabled duo of durable franchises this week.

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Nintendo doubled its support for the Nintendo DS WiFi Connection today. The company announced that Tetris DS and Metroid Prime: Hunters have shipped and will join fellow first-party WiFi-compatible games Mario Kart DS and Animal Crossing: Wild World on store shelves this week.

A reworked edition of the 1985 Soviet puzzle game, Tetris DS adds six new modes to the game, each featuring a theme based on a popular Nintendo property such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, or Metroid. There are also several multiplayer modes, including two- or four-player contests, over the Wi-Fi Connection. For local matches, up to 10 players can play a multiplayer match using one copy of the game.

In Metroid Prime: Hunters, series starlet Samus is pitted against six alien bounty hunters, each with its own background, abilities, and alternate attack form. The game includes 20 arenas for gamers to hunt their friends in and seven multiplayer modes. It is also the first Nintendo DS game to allow live voice chat, though the feature will only be available in the lobby section before and after games.

Tetris is rated E for Everyone, while Metroid Prime: Hunters is rated T for Teen. Both games retail for $34.99. For more on these games, head over to GameSpot's full review of Tetris DS, and check back soon for the final word on Metroid Prime: Hunters.

Discussion

62 comments
drollia
drollia

That Metroid Game sounds like alot of fun

DSgamer15
DSgamer15

Yeah! Finally my most awaited game has arrived. Can't wait to use Samus on a handheld.

mikemetroid5565
mikemetroid5565

i get Metroid the 25th...still waiting for the review

kierbrady
kierbrady

If i have to wait another day i'll explode!!!!!! :@

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I wonder if you can play DS games on Revolution on the TV when it comes out, the controller could act like the stylus...

maurihelme
maurihelme

New Tetris? Goodbye social life!!!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

tetris for 34.99? come on N... what happened to 29.99 TOPPS for a recycled game? oh well.....at least MPH will own.

fmcuk
fmcuk

TetrisDS = Digital Crack

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

My roommate's got this game and Tetris DS reserved, and he's picking them up this afternoon. It's funny 'cause I'm the Metroid freak but he's the one with the DS. Still, he's just about as excited about it as I am. I'll spend some good times with this sucker....

bidfordun
bidfordun

yeh, just receive my copy of metroid. it is considered fast as i live in malaysia. i love this game better. this game is better than mario kart ds. i am yet to try it wifi online gaming.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Im going to buy the MP Hunters when I by the Ds Lite (I sold my DS).

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

At last! MrPuzzlez can have some competition in the puzzling world!!!! Mwahahahaha! Other puzzlers out there, Please look forward to battling me as I will look forward to challenging you!

Yodelyfish
Yodelyfish

It's a big game buddy, only about 1/4 shorter than Metroid Prime

juanfraino
juanfraino

Im not only plying it tomorrow..... im gonna finish it tomorow!!!!

valgear
valgear

Cant wait, getting it tomorrow and playing it all day ! :D

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

yesss cant wait till i get my copy of both

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

yesss cant wait till i get my copy of both

Aquachild
Aquachild

Metroid Prime Hunters...*drool* Metroid Wi-Fi...*drools even more*

NightRain
NightRain

Awesome! I'll have to pick them up both!!

DarthUltima
DarthUltima

Voice chat only outside of gameplay = dumbist idea ever.

JJOR64
JJOR64

GO DS!! Two more Wi-Fi games for DS.

777rak
777rak

Man I bet Metroid is going to end up being a sold out game tommorow.

Leverish
Leverish

I'm guessing that Metroid Prime won't be reviewed today...

badboy231
badboy231

next there going to make an new mario game form the nes and called it MArio "Toshi Island " with an new villian

HaloMaster21
HaloMaster21

Both games look extremely innovative and creative for using such root gameplay bases, but hey, thats nintendo.

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Nice, can't wait to get my copy. Shame that it's been preordered so much that I can't get it until April 16.

pimpinaintdead
pimpinaintdead

Im a realest... I have a PSP and love it, but no DS... With all the content and features of the DS, I might just have to go to the store and pretend Im buying one for my younger brother (really for me).

-Liquid3-
-Liquid3-

I plan to pick both of them up. Nintendo FTW.

ghangiskhan1
ghangiskhan1

played Tetris. It's good stuff. I only have the demo for Hunters. I like Metroid for it's single player so I'm not sure if I'll get Hunters if it centers on multiplayer. I'll stick with Halo for multiplayer.

buzzoinks
buzzoinks

gameplay movies look great... can't wait!

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

I just called Target and Gamestop and Gamestop wasn't getting MPH 'till tomorrow, and Target Wednesday. Do games usually ship late? I live in WA btw. - christthepenguinAll the games are shipping today, none ship late. It all depends on when stores get their copies in. In most cases, it's the day after the ship date. Random stores like Target though can usually get them later for some reason, but GameStops and EB's will have em Tuesday.

AlexWills
AlexWills

Finally I was wondering when the DS was launching...lol

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Metroid is finally here. And it's only a year-and-a-half late. :)

herojoe1000
herojoe1000

Finally Nintendo gets smart and gives a game voice chat! This better be the first in a long line. Too bad there's no voice chat during the game.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

FINALLY! oh well, i guess all of the delays are worth it since they added wifi

DarkSan00
DarkSan00

AH!!!!!!! NEED METROID!!!!!!!!!! (HAHA! there's a sniper beam!!!!! ^^)

dounowhatiam
dounowhatiam

yes great for my ds it is going to get a lot more love unlucky for my psp it is going to get 2 inch more dust

linkman2005
linkman2005

I've had high hopes for hunters ever since I played the demo, that's why I pre-ordered the sucker. :) *runs off to e-mail to wait for shipping confirmation*