I was going to start off saying that boys have something to look forward to with this game. After all, it promises two very tempting things: cheerleaders (of course); and choreography by Tony G, the man behind the dance routines in probably the most-watched-by-men teen film of all time, Bring It On.
However, I quickly realised suggesting our readers are that hard up for titilation they would perv over virtual cheerleaders in a DS game designed for pre-teen girls was probably stretching it a bit.
So instead I'll just start off by saying All Star Cheerleader has been given a release date by its publisher THQ. The game (which is also coming out on Wii and uses the Wii's balance board) will hit US shops this week and European ones on November 14th.
"All Star Cheer Squad is the first original property from THQ made especially for female gamers," said Jim Huntley, director of THQ's global brand management, no doubt while scrutinising Bring It On's cheerleading routines for the 300th time for 'research' and 'QA' purposes.
"The game has been designed to bring all of the real action from competitive cheerleading to the more than 12 million tween and teen girls that currently own a Wii or DS. Featuring four-player cooperative gameplay, along with the ability to customize your own squad and create and share your own routines, All Star Cheer Squad is truly the definitive cheerleading video game."
(All Star Cheer Squad is what the game's called in the US, in case you were wondering why he doesn't know the name of his own game.)
Check it out for yourself next month. And don't forget to get the shop to put it in the brown paper bag if you're male and over the age of about 14.