Nintendo have announced that they are to show a new portable game system called Nintendo DS, at the upcoming E3 Expo in Los Angeles this May.

The "Nintendo DS" name is only a working title currently, and seems pretty likely to change by the time it hits retailers shelves at the end of 2004, and it's certainly sounding like it'll give Sony's PSP and Nokia's N-Gage something to worry about with two 3-inch LCD screens, separate processors and up to 1 Gigabit of semiconductor memory.

Commenting on the announcement Nintendo's Satoru Iwata said "We have developed Nintendo DS based upon a completely different concept from existing game devices in order to provide players with a unique entertainment experience for the 21st century".

It's believed that the two screens will give gamers a way to see the overall view of a game on one screen and a specific detail on another, such as a football game showing the whole pitch and then your own player up-close on the second screen.

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