Call of Duty answered on DS

Modern Warfare 3 coming to Nintendo's previous-generation portable courtesy of n-Space.


Yesterday, Activision confirmed that Nintendo players would not be shut out of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 experience, confirming that a Wii version of the military first-person shooter is in development at Black Ops studio Treyarch. Activision social media manager Dan Amrich today added another Nintendo platform to the list of Modern Warfare 3 recipients, saying the game would also be coming to the company's legacy handheld system, the DS, with n-Space handling development duties.

A screen from n-Space's DS version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
A screen from n-Space's DS version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This won't be n-Space's first go-around with the franchise. The studio is well acquainted with adapting the series to the handheld, having previously produced the well-received portable version of Black Ops, as well as DS editions for Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare: Mobilized, and World at War. Activision also turned to the studio for the DS versions of the James Bond games Blood Stone 007 and GoldenEye 007.

Although n-Space has focused on licensed tie-ins and ports in recent years, the company has a number of notable original titles to its credit. In 2005, the studio launched the GameCube supernatural action game Geist and had previously produced original PlayStation-era games like Danger Girl, Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas, and Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes.

The developer hit a cash crunch last year and laid off much of its team after a licensor pulled out of a deal. However, n-Space has appeared to weather the storm, with Modern Warfare 3, Jaws: Ultimate Predator for the 3DS and Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure for the Xbox 360 all set for this year.

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