News: The Gray Lady gets a touch-screen capable game.
The Nintendo York Times crossword is going from print to portable this spring. Majesco and Budcat Creations will bring the popular daily puzzle to Nintendo DS with more than 1,000 real crossword puzzles and the unique ability to write in answers with the stylus or use a Touch Screen keyboard to enter letters.
The game will contain various modes of play including Puzzle Me Quick for a fast word fix; Puzzle Week for extended play with progressive difficulty; or Challenge mode with adjustable time and difficulty settings. It will also support 2-player cooperative and competitive play so puzzle fanatics can work together or face off in wireless challenges.
"The challenging fun of The New York Times crossword puzzles combined with the stylus-based functionality of the Nintendo DS is a perfect pairing from our perspective," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing, Majesco. "Handwriting recognition lends authenticity to gameplay while wireless multiplayer offers social players a means to enjoy the game with other fans on the go. The New York Times Crosswords really is the ultimate game for passionate crossword puzzle lovers."
We'll have more on this NYT dual-screen crossword game when we come across it.