Hotel Dusk: Room 215

The DS' Great Adventure

How Nintendo's handhold has provided a new home for a displaced genre.

What comes to mind when you think about the DS? Endless Brain Training knock-offs? Patrick Stewart with his funny beard in the TV advert? Various disturbing budget games in which little girls look after genital-free babies? The DS has become so successful, so ubiquitous, in recent years that it's easy to forget that when it started out, pre-Lite, it was something of a kooky oddity. We wrote an entire love letter about how delightfully strange it was just two years ago. Now the DS' image has suffered; we've forgotten that it's the console that inspired weirdness and creativity like no other, because all we see is endless, imagination-devoid shovelware aimed at either your mum or your daughter.

Hotel Dusk due in April

Room for all.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is due for release on 13th April, Nintendo said today, following its launch in the US at the end of last year.

E3 DS game roundup

DS Air, Magical Vacation, Touch Detective, Hotel Dusk, more.

Last week at E3 Nintendo announced plenty of new DS games, but with so much going on it was inevitable some would slip through the cracks - so now we're back, how about a little roundup of the others?