DS Metroid and Tetris shipping

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


Metroid Prime: Hunters
Tetris DS

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.

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