Fools Day: Nintendo 64 games coming to DS
REDMOND, Wash., April 1 , 2008 – Nintendo is bringing new life to 5 Nintendo 64 TM titles on the Nintendo DS. The games which include Excitebike 64 ™, Mario Tennis ™, The Legend of Zelda® Majora’s Mask ™, 1080 Snowboarding ™ and Mario Party 3 ™ have been spit and polished and ported to the Nintendo DS system taking use of the Nintendo DS’s unique touch screen and microphone on select games. The games have not been simply ported but retooled and refreshed for a new audience to enjoy. Volume 1 of the titles ships out later this year with further Volumes to be announced at a later date. Titles will debut for a new budget price of $19.99US and feature most of the modes featured in their Nintendo 64 originals plus all new DS exclusive features.
About Nintendo: The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.5 billion video games and more than 430 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.