Nintendo preps GBA bit Generations series

Japanese gamers asked to test-drive titles in new line of games meant to get back to gaming's roots.


Nintendo Japan today announced that it is looking for help in preparing a new line of Game Boy Advance games to be released under the "bit Generations" banner. The publisher will give away free games from the series to 700 lucky participants in exchange for their feedback on an online bulletin board.

The Club Nintendo Web site explains that the bit Generation games use rudimentary graphics and bright colors in an attempt to reexamine the roots of gaming. All seven titles are budget priced at 2000 yen (about $18) each. The first three titles, Dotstream, Boundish, and Dialhex, will be released July 13, with four additional titles, Coloris, Orbital, Digidrive, and Soundvoyager, slated for July 27.

Interested gamers can sign up at the Club Nintendo site, but there are some restrictions. Potential candidates must have a GBA or DS and be members of Nintendo Japan's Club Nintendo. The deadline for entering the drawing is June 15.

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