Hunters Voice Chat, DS Downloads

No way? Way! Nintendo announced that Metroid Prime: Hunters will feature voice chat before and after wifi matches. Shweet. From the release: “The new Metroid Prime Hunters game for Nintendo DS will give gamers the ability to chat directly with one another before and after matches played via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Players in North America can simply click the chat icon and say what they have to say. The microphone of the Nintendo DS picks up voice communication and transmits it to the people on their friend list.”

Along with that, Nintendo has also informed us that beginning in late March, they plan to deploy electronic kiosks at thousands of U.S. retailers including GameStop and Best Buy for DS gamers to download free demos, starting with Tetris DS, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, Mario Kart DS, Meteos, True Swing Golf and Pokémon Trozei, and a Metroid Prime Hunters video clip.

How’s that for a DS-gasm?

[Source: Nintendo]