DSiWare Turns One... Throws Party With Printed Money Confetti

By Joel Taveras

April 5, 2010

Another year, another milestone for Nintendo. It feels like every single day lately that Nintendo has been celebrating something and today is no different. Announced this morning, the Nintendo DSiWare service, which is home to a library of over 150 titles (already) is now a year old today. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down, at all. Check out the first year highlights video and complete press release below, where you can also read about upcoming Nintendo DSiWare titles. Three words. Earth. Worm. Jim.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In just one year’s time, the Nintendo DSiWare service has offered more than 150 downloadable games and applications that illustrate the service’s reputation as a playground for creativity.

TrajectileStarship Defense and Link ‘n’ Launch are just a few examples of original games published by Nintendo exclusively for the Nintendo DSi system that have been well-received by reviewers. Art Style series games like Art Style: Pictobits and Art Style: DIGIDRIVE also showcase the system’s versatility.

Flipnote Studio is among the best reviewed software of all time for the Nintendo DS family of systems, while Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is a perennial fan favorite.

Third-party developers, big and small, have taken advantage of the unique properties of the Nintendo DSi system to create some outstanding software. Glow Artisan won the Independent Games Festival’s Best Mobile Game Design Award, while titles like DRAGON QUEST® WARSMighty Flip Champs and Dark Void Zero all continue to deliver fun game play.

Nintendo DSiWare has a lot of exciting original, exclusive titles on the horizon, including Nintendo’s Photo Dojo, which uses the Nintendo DSi camera to put players right in the midst of a side-scrolling street brawl. With Nintendo’s 2-D shooting game, Metal Torrent, players try to convert a shower of opponents’ bullets into cubes that, when collected, increase their score and fill an energy meter that powers special weapons. And X-Scape from Nintendo immerses players in an exploratory adventure involving more than 20 planets.

Upcoming third-party games include Earthworm Jim from Gameloft, Tetris Party Live from Hudson, Surviving High School from EA and Frogger Returns from Konami.

For more information about Nintendo DSiWare, please visit www.nintendodsi.com.

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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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