DS2 dev kits are in the wild

Development kits for Nintendo’s successor to the world-conquering DS handheld not only exist, but they’re also in the hands of key Japanese studios – that’s the claim being made by CVG.

The website states that The Pokemon Company, amongst others, was the first outfit to get their hands on the prototype tech, though apparently Nintendo has stressed to all involved that the hardware is still work-in-progress, with future revisions dependent on the feedback it receives.

It’s genuinely the best thing I think I’ve ever worked with,” the unnamed source is said to have claimed. I can tell you that it’s got a ’tilt’ function that’s not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more.”

The source adds that Nintendo is unlikely to unveil the rumoured tech any time soon, ruling out a GDC reveal.

When asked about the rumours by MCV, a Nintendo spokesperson told us that the company – as we’ve become accustomed to – does not comment on rumour or speculation.

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