Rumour: DS gaining tilt, losing GBA cartridge

Tuesday, 15th July 2008 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

IGN’s Matt Casamassina – of Halo DS fame – is serving up a tantalizing trio of Nintendo DS rumors, two of which contradict each another.

First up, Casamassina’s “sources” notified him that Activision might be planning an Nintendo DS accelerometer attachment. The topsy-turvy peripheral would – taking a cue from Activision’s own Guitar Hero: On Tour – fit into the DS’ Gameboy Advance slot.

But, sources also say that Nintendo might be planning to remove GBA functionality from the DS altogether, which limits Activision’s market a little.

As a sort of compromise, yet another rumor holds that Nintendo may be working on DS cartridge-based accelerometer tech, which could potentially mop up this whole mess.

So, what do you think? Want a new DS? A new peripheral? Yeah, neither do we, but we’ll still be in line on day one.

Nintendo’s E3 press conference starts at 9.00am PST today.

By Nathan Grayson



  1. Killerbee

    My money would be on a tilt attachment that fits into the GBA slot. Whilst the market for playing GBA games on a DS is probably dwindling by now (although I find the BC useful – I’m playing FFVI Advance at the moment), games like Guitar Hero have shown how the port can be used for other purposes, so I’d be surprised if Nintendo dropped it now.

    I still feel the DS Lite is pretty much the perfect handheld – I certainly don’t think I’m in the market for another one right now.

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