Rumour – DS 2 contains motion controls, already in the hands of Pokemon devs,

Tuesday, 16th February 2010 16:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen


DS 2 is already in the hands of certain developers in Japan – including the developers of Pokemon.

That’s according to a rumour from CVG, who say The Pokemon Company was only the first third-party group to get its development kit.

But here’s the kicker: the new Nintendo handheld contains motion controls in a similar vein to iPhone’s tilt function. Last month, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata hinted at motion controls for the new hardware.

He’s since retracted his comments, but Shigeru Miyamoto did confirm last week new hardware was on the way.

This matches up with the news from this morning that development kits had been sent out.

The site’s source said it was “the best thing I think I’ve ever worked with”.

As for when you can expect a reveal, it won’t be shown at GDC, according to the source. So you can rule out an appearance at Nintendo’s media summit next week in San Francisco as well.

How many days until E3 again?



  1. Gekidami

    “Already in the hands of Pokemon devs.”

    Already in the hands of Nintendo then…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    Nintendo doesn’t develop Pokemon. It’s publishes it.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    Look like they will be a new generation of handhelds within the next year. Im wondering what Sony will change for thier Psp follow up as software side the orignal Psp was a letdown.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    So can expect yet more remakes of Red/Blue/etc. except with tilting, right? Right? :-D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. justiceblob

    I’ll be expecting a pokemon colloseum remake for launch then…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    Yeah but because it’s Nintendo it will be hailed as massively innovative.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Maybe one of those imagine games will have a ‘shake the baby’ function. It’ll do glorious in the UK in that case.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Imagine: British Nanny?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    If you pre-order you get the Baby in the Bath edition.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Eregol

    So, it isn’t really motion control is it?
    It’s an accelerometer?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. satsugai

    Nice, I predict people getting hit in the head by flying elbows whilst on the bus/train.

    #11 5 years ago

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