If you hadn't heard already, Nintendo wants to remind you that WarioWare D.I.Y.
lets you design your own microgames. The game has 90 microgames in the WarioWare tradition but also lets you build your own. You can make one from graphics and music artifacts in the game, or build one from scratch using your own sounds and images. No doubt there will be some content filtering for online microgame sharing, considering there's the potential for less than SFW games. Still, it's an intriguing little dev platform. I'd love if they made an SKD for the old school Mario games.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Want to meet face-to-face with Nintendo’s newest game designer? It’s easy – just look in the mirror. The new WarioWare™: D.I.Y. game for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems lets players design their own microgames using artwork, animations and music limited only by the imagination. Launching across North America on March 28, this creative game also lets players share their original games wirelessly, giving fans of Nintendo’s top-selling portable systems a whole new way to create, connect and enjoy.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. kick-starts the creative process with more than 90 built-in microgames that players can unlock as they progress through the game. When users are inspired to create their own microgames, they can choose from a library of ready-made graphics, sounds and game elements, or let their imaginations run wild and build a whole new microgame from scratch.
“With WarioWare: D.I.Y., Nintendo is giving players a glimpse into the process of making video games, providing them with the tools to bring their ideas to life and share them with friends,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “For anyone who has ever wondered how their favorite video games came to be, this is sure to be a fun and rewarding experience not to be missed.”
WarioWare: D.I.Y. players who own a Wii™ console and have broadband Internet access can extend the action into their living rooms. By downloading the WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase game, launching March 29 for Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service, they can access more than 70 additional microgames and experience the hand-held games they created with their Nintendo DS systems on a full-sized TV screen. There’s also an unlockable multiplayer mode that lets up to four players enjoy microgames together (additional controllers required and sold separately).
WarioWare: D.I.Y. for Nintendo DS offers several ways for players to share content on the go. Using a local wireless connection, they can swap microgames they’ve created on their own Nintendo DS system. For users with broadband Internet access, Nintendo will make new microgames available for download after launch and will occasionally challenge players to create microgames based on a given theme. A broadband Internet connection also enables players to upload items to their online Storage Crate and share those items by exchanging friend codes with other WarioWare: D.I.Y. users.
The new Nintendo DSi XL™ system adds to the experience of making your own microgames by making WarioWare: D.I.Y. larger than life. Nintendo DSi XL has screens that are 93 percent bigger than those on the Nintendo DS Lite system, and include the ability to be viewed from a side angle, in case you want to show off your game creations to a friend.
Both WarioWare: D.I.Y. and Nintendo DSi XL go on sale on March 28. For more information about WarioWare: D.I.Y., visit www.wariowarediy.com.