US third-party DS games revealed

Nintendo names 45 more games that will be available for its dual-screen portable in North America and says at least 22 more are in development.

Nintendo announced today the final roster of North American third-party games for its upcoming portable, the DS. A total of 45 games have been confirmed (and reconfirmed) by American publishers such as Electronic Arts, THQ, and Majesco, as well as international companies like Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, and Ubisoft. The list did not include Nintendo's first-party games.

The list includes such marquee titles as Castlevania, Madden NFL, Need for Speed Underground, Viewtiful Joe, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, Mega Man, and Dynasty Warriors. In addition to the 45 identified titles, Nintendo also revealed that at least 22 other DS titles are in the works from various companies, for a total of 67. By comparison, 64 third-party games are confirmed for the Japanese market, as revealed in a separate Nintendo announcement last week. That list includes many titles not yet slated for a US release.

The full list of US DS titles is as follows:

Atari
-- Atari Classics

Atlus USA
-- Caduceus
-- Snowboard Kids DS
-- Three additional titles in development

Bandai Entertainment
-- Meteos
-- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
-- One additional title in development

Capcom Entertainment
-- Mega Man Battle Network
-- Viewtiful Joe
-- One additional title in development

Electronic Arts
-- GoldenEye
-- Madden NFL
-- Need for Speed Underground
-- Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf
-- The URBZ: Sims in the City

Hudson Soft
-- Bomberman

Koei
-- Dynasty Warriors (working title)
-- Two additional titles in development

Konami Digital Entertainment
-- Boktai (working title)
-- Castlevania (working title)
-- Dragon Booster (working title)
-- Frogger 2005 (working title)
-- Survival Kids (working title)
-- World Soccer Winning Eleven series (working title)
-- Vandal Hearts (working titles)
-- WINX (working title)
-- Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour

Majesco
-- Moonlight Fables
-- Nanostray
-- At least three additional titles in development

Namco Hometek
-- New Mr. Driller (working title)
-- Pac 'n Roll (working title)
-- Pac-Pix (working title)

Orbital Media
-- Four titles in development, including the genres of action platformer, strategy role-playing, combat racing, and family.

Sega of America
-- Project Rub (working title)
-- Sonic DS (working title)

Square Enix
-- A new story of Secret of Mana
-- A new story of Slime Morimori Dragon Quest
-- Dragon Quest Monsters series
-- Egg Monster Heroes
-- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles series

Summitsoft Corporation
-- Air Assault 2
-- Organizer Plus

Tecmo
-- Monster Rancher
-- One additional title in development

Telegames
-- Ultimate Brain Games
-- Ultimate Card Games
-- Ultimate Pocket Games

THQ
-- SpongeBob SquarePants
-- Five additional titles in development

Ubisoft Entertainment
-- Asphalt GT
-- Rayman
-- Additional titles in development, including a major movie license for early 2005

Vivendi Universal Games
-- Robots

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