Photos of the Nintendo DS, and an apearance by Shigeru Miyamoto
The Nintendo press event with a capacity house of 1,500-2,000 members of the press contained countless rounds of excited applause and one standing ovation. Without question, the DS was a crowd pleaser when they revealed that the device would offer two different wireless communications protocols, including WiFi, that the device would offer reverse compatibility with Game Boy Advance games, and when they revealed that the DS would be available by the end of the year. When Shigeru Myamoto burst onstage with Zelda shield and sword after showing a stunning glimpse of Windwaker 2, the crowd leapt to their feet in appreciation of the maestro. Game teasers included a rocking Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Resident Evil 4, and an unbelievable Star Fox.