When I first heard about this I was just thinking, oh another basketball game. I guess it's neat that they are gonna have you use the touch screen to move your players around.
Then when I saw the commercial, you actually have to tap to dribbling the ball. O_O You also have to slash to make passes and baskets.
I just find this so neat. Damn you Nintendo for making games interesting even though I normally dislike sports video games. X-D
Oh yah! It seems that Final Fantasy characters will be in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 as well!
The commercial is pretty damned funny. This one for Mario Kart DS is pretty good too. :)
I'm also hoping to get Osu Tatakae Ouendan imported from Japan whenever wagashi has time to hit Akihabara. Check out the Japanese commercial for the game. It's basically a rhythm game that looks like a lot of fun. An English description of the plot and how the game is played can be found on ncsx.com
I swear, the DS lite has been the best gaming purchase I've made in a looong time. :)