The poster to your left was released in an issue of Nintendo power as an advertisement for Disagaea DS. Apparently the artist who designed the ad was ever-so-bold enough to create what Nintendo is calling merely a “speculative” look at a possible DS redesign.
The artwork first made its way to the internets through Aeropause, a gaming blog that offers a condensed look at each Nintendo Power issue. The ad was one of their highlights.
That said, while a widescreen DS Lite does sound mighty tasty, it doesn’t sound like the type of thing for Nintendo to do – when the big N focuses so much on the gaming experience beyond graphics, a shiny 16×9 screen, rather, seems like one of the last things it would smack onto its modestly powered handheld. Needless to say, there’s still chatter all around about the next possible DS, which means we might be seing a lot of interesting photoshops in the coming days.