Nintendo debuts new DS and DSi Shop titles at E3 press conference

On hand at the Nintendo E3 2009 press conference was a handful of yet-to-be announced portable gaming titles for the DS and DSi Shop.

On display at the Nintendo E3 2009 press conference was a handful of yet-to-be announced portable gaming titles for the DS and DSi Shop.

A new Kingdom Hearts portable game was announced, the first DS version of the Square Enix and Disney collaboration franchise. RPG fans have even more reasons to be excited as Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Golden Sun DS were also announced. Expect Bowser's Inside Story this fall, while Golden Sun DS should arrive in 2010.

Nintendo showcased a desire to appeal to fans of James Patterson novels as Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion looks to provide a new way to enjoy the crime-solving novels. Using the DS, players will uncover clues, inching ever closer to the truth.

A brand-new intellectual property developed by Ubisoft, C.O.P.: The Recruit, was announced for the Nintendo DS. Gameplay footage reminded us of Grand Theft Auto, except for the fact that now you'll be playing as the police.

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Finally, Nintendo stressed how the DSi has made it easier to share gaming experiences. This philosophy will take shape starting with the announcement of two new titles to be available via the DSi Shop. Mario VS. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again will allow users to design and trade their own custom levels over the DSi's Wi-Fi connection. WarioWare: DIY branches from the same school of thought, allowing you to design and create your own WarioWare mini games. Minis March Again will be available for download June 8, while DIY should be available later this year.

That's all for the portable side of things, but make sure you check out the big Wii announcements from the Nintendo E3 press conference!

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