For Nintendo DS players, this E3 has been exciting. Today two publishers announced three Nintendo DS games: Warner Bros. announced the next LOTR game, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest and LEGO Rock Band, and SouthPeak Games announced Sushi Go Round. Here is more info on these upcoming DS games:
"The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is the first videogame offering an authentic The Lord of the Rings gameplay experience designed for all ages to enjoy together.
In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, preparations are underway in Hobbiton for a great party to welcome Aragorn, King of Gondor, and honor Samwise Gamgee for his service during the War of the Ring. With the King?s visit imminent, Samwise?s children are eager to learn more of this great man. Samwise, now Mayor, embarks on a colorful tale of the revered warrior, Strider?as Aragorn is known in his Ranger days?and his most valiant battles.
Players assume the role of Aragorn to take on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Wielding a sword, shield, bow and spear, fans will battle enemies, lead armies and journey through a colorful and fresh rendition of Middle-earth. Players can even switch between spear and sword on horseback; taking down evil foes in a truly action-packed gameplay experience.
? Extension of the LOTR Universe: Journey through Middle-earth as Aragorn and live out the heroic adventures through The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
? Attack on Horseback: Scatter the enemy and charge down the foes on horseback. While mounted, use your sword and spear to defeat assailants.
? Unique Second Player Features: Wield the power of Gandalf to inflict magical attacks upon the minions of Sauron and to restore and protect Aragorn, the Fellowship and goodly forces.
? Battle Familiar Enemies: Players will encounter and battle fierce creatures from The Lord of the Rings trilogy such as Orcs, Spiders and Ringwraiths.
? Unleash Special Character Skills: On the battlefield, use Aragorn?s ?Battle Cry? to terrify enemies, while strengthening the player and their
RELEASE DATE: Autumn 2009 PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment DEVELOPER: HEADSTRONG Games RATING: Pending GENRE: Third Person Action Adventure Game
Sushi Go Round
Publisher: SouthPeak Games Developer: Asylum Platforms: NDS, Wii Genre: Eat ?em Up Release Date: Fall 2009 Multiplayer: No
Overview: Sushi Go Round puts you in charge of a Sushi Restaurant, and it?s your job to turn it into a successful enterprise and keep your customers happy! Your memory and skills will be pushed to their limits as you memorise recipes, prepare meals, order ingredients and expand your business in the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant.
? Fun, frantic and fast-paced gameplay ? keeps you engaged in the world
? Simple but addictive game mechanics
? Intuitive controls
? Keeping track of recipes, executing dishes rapidly, processing payment and keeping your customers happy creates a sense of achievement and pride
? Bright and strong art style makes the game a joy to play with something for everyone
? Based on the hit game from Miniclip, Sushi Go Round has been played 60m+ times
LEGO Rock Band
RELEASE DATE: Holiday 2009 PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games DEVELOPER: Traveller?s Tales and Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio (DS) RATING: (Pending) GENRE: Rhythm Based Music Game
LEGO Rock Band merges two of the most popular videogame franchises to deliver a unique family-friendly music experience that will take tweens, teens, families and gamers of all ages on a wild journey to rock stardom in order to ?Build a Band and Rock the Universe.? Combining the authentic multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the accessibility, customization and humor of LEGO games, LEGO Rock Band allows players to create their own unique rock star style and customize their own avatars, band members, roadies, and managers. As players successfully complete songs and rock challenges, they can collect LEGO studs, unlock additional content and build amazing vehicles, which can take their band from local gigs at rock clubs to epic stadium shows and even fantasy settings on Earth and beyond.
? Rock along to current hits and classic favorites that the whole family will enjoy including Jackson 5?s ?I Want You Back?, Foo Fighters? ?Breakout?, Vampire Weekend?s ?A-Punk?, Blur?s ?Song 2?, Carl Douglas? ?Kung Fu Fighting?, Europe?s ?The Final Countdown?, Good Charlotte?s ?Boys and Girls? and Pink?s ?So What?, just to name a few!
? Use the LEGO character customizer to create and personalize your band, instruments and entourage.
? Pull off killer riffs in LEGO themed Rock Power challenges to perform amazing feats such as destroying a giant robot, summoning a storm or demolishing a skyscraper.
? Build fame LEGO style by completing songs to collect LEGO elements - build cooler vehicles, progress to new venues and unlock new characters and instruments.
? Express yourself with a personalized LEGO Rock Den that can be accessorized and decorated to perfectly suit your rock style.
? All-access gaming! Start off on Easy, work your way up to Expert or try out the newly introduced Super Easy setting created especially for budding rock stars!
? Rock out using Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers.