[quote=Gamespot]It's been known for a while now that Nintendo's upcoming DS first-person shooter Metroid Prime: Hunters was going to make use of the system's Wi-Fi adapter for online intergalactic bounty hunter fragfests. But many gamers assumed that's all the adapter would be used for.
During a presentation at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas today, Nintendo announced that not only will players be able to hop online with Hunters and blast each other to Zebes and back, they'll also be able to taunt each other about it, too. Just not during gameplay. When it releases in March, Metroid Prime: Hunters will use VoIP and the DS's built-in microphone to allow users to chat with each other in the pre- and post-game lobbies.
While the system has had the basic requirements for voice chat (microphone, speakers, Internet connection) for a while now, Hunters will be the first DS game to put them all together to support voice chat. No other games were announced as supporting the voice chat functionality.
For more on Nintendo's presence at the DICE summit, read GameSpot's report on Nintendo executive vice president of sales and marketing Reggie Fils-Aime's speech.
Yeah, this one (and Tales of the Tempest) tided me over. Mobile FPS for the win. :(
I already figured they would do this, I just was worried about them using the mike (an external headset would be nice).
After hearing the good voice quality in Wario Ware (yes, Wario Ware!) and Tony Hawk, this should be fine, it's just having to put your face 2 inches away from the DS that bugs me.
will you be able to talk to anyone or just people on your friend list
You can only use voice chat with people on your friend list.
Ugh, Nintendo is so lame. I hate this Friend List crap.
well youd have many n000bs just shouting random rubbish and innapropriate comments at you befor the games!
(Which will be no different than normal exept you will probably be able to hunt down the person on the other end and punish them)