Previews Roundup

Sometimes we come upon a massive amount of information for a few of the more well-known games (looking at you Stranglehold ), while more often than not we receive very little info on smaller titles. Today, we present to you a smattering of DS previews so you know what to look forward to in the coming months.

Hamtaro Ham Ham Challenge
Out: March 15 (Japan)

Writing out the full Japanese title would fill this entire column, but since it has the word atsumare in it, which means “gather together,” we can assume it’s a collection of party games. Activities include learning to count and identifying colors, so either Hamtaro isn’t much of a party animal or we’ve mistranslated the name.

Above: Hamtaro on the left, and, er, Flufties on the right

My Little Flufties
Out: TBA

Aimed at the eight-and-under market and converted from a PC game, this is a kind of virtual pet thing designed to teach children how to raise and nurture pokémon-style creatures without getting into Pokémon-style fights or having a Pokémon-style adventure. One of the minigames involves whacking your creatures as they pop out of holes.

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