Everyone knew it was coming, but Nintendo finally made an official announcement today.

The Metallic Silver DS Lite is hitting North American store shelves in a standalone package on September 7. Following its debut, the new color will be featured in a series of print ads with actress Liv Tyler.

To quote: Sept. 2, 2008: NINTENDO DS FANS HAVE A HOT NEW COLOR FOR THE FALL - METALLIC SILVER

In some venues, silver is the color of second place. For Nintendo DS™, silver is No. 1. Starting Sept. 7, Metallic Silver joins the Nintendo DS color palette. The new Metallic Silver version makes a nice addition to any tech collection, whether you're a gadget hipster or fashionista. Watch for the Metallic Silver DS to be featured in the new upcoming Nintendo DS print ad featuring actress Liv Tyler.

Millions of people around the world, from core gamers to new players, have discovered Nintendo DS. Some like to play traditional games like New Super Mario Bros.™, Mario Kart® DS or The Legend of Zelda®: Phantom Hourglass.

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