Our first look at Sim City DS comes courtesy of Famitsu magazine.
Take a look at the screens below:
As reported earlier today, Sim City DS will be based on the PC’s SimCity 3000. It’s being developed by EA and is set for a winter release in Japan. A US release has not yet been announced, but it’s pretty much guaranteed to happen. Sim City DS will of course feature stylus controls, as well as new mini-games and an adviser (who looks curiously like a certain famous Sim game designer).
In addition to the regular “Build a New City” mode, there will be a “Save the City” mode, in which you have to fix problems (such as traffic congestion) in a pre-made city, and a “Sister City” mode, in which you can talk with other city builders and trade landmarks and such (this mode appears to be online).
Source: king zell from Neo GAF