Katamari, Age of Empires II for DS?

Katamari Damacy, Age of Empires II and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent all mooted to join the DS release list.

Nintendo Power, the Big N's official organ for North America, has revealed a list of forthcoming games for Nintendo DS in its latest issue, and amongst them are unannounced versions of Katamari Damacy, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.

Katamari Damacy - a Namco PS2 cult classic that involves rolling a ball around and gathering up worldly objects to increase its size - is given just a fleeting mention under a list of Namco's DS aspirations. No one's been prepared to comment on it so far. Other Namco games on the list are previously confirmed titles Baten Kaitos, XenoSaga and Pac'n Roll - the latter, which involves rolling Pac-Man around 3D landscapes, could well be a clue to how any Katamari DS port might handle.

Age of Empires and GoldenEye, however, are given their own little boxes complete with screenshots. Age of Empires is said to be a port of the second game in the series - due out from Majesco in the US in Q4 of this year - and reportedly features five civilisations, 15 types of building, more than 50 unit types, a combat advisor to help plan tactics, and wireless multiplayer for four players. The top screen appears to be given over to stats while the bottom focuses on the action.

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent meanwhile uses its top screen for the first-person shooting, while the bottom serves in a similar way to the bottom half of Metroid Prime Hunters, with HUD information and tools for hacking devices. GoldenEye is also said to support wireless multiplay, but for up to eight players, and should be out in June according to Nintendo Power. Online options haven't been touted for either AoE or GoldenEye. Or Katamari for that matter, although you probably guessed that bit.

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