The upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be doing something too few games have done so far this hardware generation: feature cross-play compatibility between the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.


The game will be available on both systems, and if someone is playing the Wii version alongside someone on the DS, the person playing the handheld edition can enter the console game, taking control of the diminutive "Bat-Mite", who appears as a pesky little character in the Wii game but is controlled by the DS stylus.

Why are we over five years into the life of the DS, and nearly four years into the life of the Wii, and so few games have tried this? I want my Wii/DS version of Four Swords, dammit!

Batman's Brave and Bold Connectivity [IGN]