Poker's eminence as a mainstream entertainment as well as gambling
genre was emphasized this week with the announcement by entertainment
provider Majesco that it has added addition a poker title to its current
options of Nintendo DS games.
Texas Hold 'Em was selected by the company for the new game due to its proven thrills and popularity with players, a company spokesman revealed.
Texas Hold 'em Poker is a follow-up to the Game Boy Advance version released late last year. The DS version will allow users to choose as many as ten different computer opponents. The Nintendo DS wireless networking support is tailored to let players find the most suitable tournament mode that may put five friends on the same poker table.
The company did not disclose the release date for the updated Nintendo DS games, but these are expected to ship by end 2005.