ビット.jpgA few days ago, Nintendo re-announced Digitylish, or Bit Generations, as it's called in Japan, for the Game Boy Advance, a series of seven games with a common digital theme. Then, they had said they would exhibit the series at Shibuya Parco soon. And soon they have, though I live nowhere near Shibuya, good o'l Famitsu is here with a report (Japanese language).

Nintendo had 60 Game Boy Micros set up at on six different pillars, running demo movies of all the games except Sound Voyager. It attracted quite a bit of attention from young people, who would walk up to the demo stations and try to play them. One person commented, "At first, I thought you could play them, so I was mashing the buttons (laughs). No matter the title, it seemed you could get sucked into their mysterious graphics and sound."

Famitsu then gives brief descriptions of each game: Coloris is a 'line up the colors' puzzle game whose sound direction is overseen by Oyamada Keigo, otherwise known as pop musician Cornelius. Digidrive is an action puzzle game that revolves around traffic control. Dotstream sees you crossing colorful lines in a racing game. Boundish is a racket ball table tennis game sure to give Rockstar's table tennis rendition a tough challenge for who has the best graphics. Orbital is an action game that would like you to use the gravitational pull of the orbits of planets to move. And Dial Hex is a puzzle game of an equilateral triangle that you revolve to create same-colored hexagons.

My, what big plans you have, Nintendo! Personally, I'm most excited by Cornelius' involvement. His wife and oft-times collaborator, Takako Minekawa is said to be the lady who made the "Play-Stay-SHUN" voiceover you hear in the Sony commercials. Both of them are Shibuya-kei electronica musicians who produce some really funky, fresh music.