GAMESPOT.COM - GDC: Nintendo brings some heat into the spring with some MAJOR announcements at the keynote this morning.
President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, presented the keynote address for the Game Developers Confrence 2009 this morning in beautiful San Francisco, California. The morning brought cheers from not only the crowd, but from hardcore Nintendo fans around the globe. For starters, Wii owners will now have more room for storage on their systems available via system update.
Nintendo’s Bill trinnen lets users know that they can now download directly from the SD card menu. The menu will feature 20 screens of 12 channels a piece, meaning that you can store up to 240 games on the right card. Just what size can we put into our Wii? Up to 32 Gb to be exact.
That’s only the appetizer. Nintendo is also releasing a rock climbing simulation through WiiWare called Rock and Roll Climber. This using the Wii Fit board to simulate the fun of rock climbing, without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Also coming from the WiiWare station are two Final Fantasy Titles; Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and My Life as a Darklord. The After Years will take place a few years after the original 1991 edition of Final Fantasy IV with a boy named Ceodore, the love child of Cecil and Rosa. Not many details were released for this game, except, the fact that the main character will run into many of the other characters from the original game.
My life as a Darklord, quoting from gamespot.com, is “players assume the role of the daughter of a nefarious overlord, strategically laying all manners of traps as she attempts to thwart the noble pursuits of adventures attempting to steal the coveted Dark Crystal.”
Dsi owners can also expect a rhythm game titled, ”Rhythm Heaven,” at launch for the Dsi in 11 days.
Last, but most certainly not least, hardcore fans rejoice! A new Legend of Zelda is heading to the DS. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks has Link acting as an engineer for a train with a cannon mounted somewhere. The game will be available sometime this year and the trailer can be seen here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auAJGQqmfIs)