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04-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Brothers In Arms Storm The Nintendo Front, On Wii And DS


At long last, all of the three big World War II action franchises have embraced Nintendo's consoles, now that Ubisoft has just announced two new Brothers in Arms games: one for the DS, and another one for the Wii! Activision's Call of Duty and EA's Medal of Honor series have already left their mark on the Nintendo Wii, albeit with highly variable (and modest) amounts of success. Whereas the Wii version of Call of Duty 3 ranks at an average of 69%, Medal of Honor: Vanguard was so far bombed with nothing but demeaning scores, averaging at 52%. We sure hope Ubisoft does better than both of these!

First off the production line will be Brothers in Arms DS, in the summer of 2007, followed this autumn by Brothers in Arms: Double Time for the Wii. Like with the previous BiA games, development will be handled by Gearbox Software, who are "really excited" about making these versions. Just how excited? Well, read for yourself:

"Brothers In Arms on the Wii and DS systems is really exciting for us", said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "I am a huge fan of both systems and thrilled about making games for the two platforms. In the entire space of first-person shooters on video game systems, Brothers In Arms really lends itself to both the Wii and DS interfaces. Imagine using the Wii Remote to give actual hand signals or aiming with the DS stylus from a covered position. That's what you can look forward to with Brothers In Arms Double Time and Brothers In Arms DS."

While the Wii version will inevitably borrow some gameplay ideas from the "competition", the DS version has the chance to do some really interesting things, since Brothers in Arms is so far the first of "the big three" heading for Nintendo's handheld platform. It will even feature drivable vehicles, such as a recon car or a Sherman tank, and multiplayer modes (Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch) for up to four players. Some DS screenshots are already available locally, to get you started.

For more features, you can check out our Brothers in Arms DS and Brothers in Arms: Double Time gamespace pages. And don't forget that the real next-gen BiA experience will be unleashed later this year with Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

04-05-2007, 03:48 PM
Re: Brothers In Arms Storm The Nintendo Front, On Wii And DS

I hope it will be good. BIA is an awesome franchise.