First DSi-only cartridge game revealed

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You can add one more item to the list of ‘Reasons to buy a DSi’, following the announcement of the first DSi-exclusive retail game. Obviously there are downloadable DSiWare titles exclusive to the upgraded handheld, but this will be the first boxed product that comes on a cartridge only playable on DSi.

The game in question is called Monster Finder, and is being released by Japanese publisher Alpha Unit. Pretty much all we know about the gameplay so far is that it features Monsters (over 100 of them), and the player must Find and capture them using the DSi’s built-in camera somehow.

The game should be released sometime this winter in Japan. No news yet on the possibility of a European release.