Nintendo sets price, date for official DS headset

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - Corresponding with the first DS titles to have online voice support, Nintendo has set an April release date for its official headset for the portable device.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are slated for an April 23 launch, which is when the headset will also begin making its way to stores.  Though about two dozen DS games have taken advantage of the DS online capabilities, Nintendo has restricted the use of voice chatting.  Diamond and Pearl will pioneer that feature next month.

The two Pokemon titles are also breaking ground by being the first DS games to have connectivity with the Wii.  Users will be able to link up the DS cartridge and use the system to control the corresponding Wii game, Pokemon Battle Revolution.

The headset has been given a suggested retail price of about $15.