This comes from the most recent Rare scribes mailbag we posted about a few days ago. This tidbit of information is worth mentioning, though:
“I don’t think it’s fair to assume that we’ve permanently quit DS development, but yes, we are focusing on other things at the moment. Natal is a pretty big deal and needs a lot of attention.”
Even though Microsoft acquired Rare in 2002, the company has produced content for Nintendo handhelds. I hope that we haven’t seen the last of Rare games for the DS, though. Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise, was an absolutely fantastic title and I’d like to see what else the developers could pull off on the system.