Development kits containing a beta version of the DS’s successor have apparently been sent out to several video game companies so that they can begin learning about the system. According to CVG, the Pokemon Company was one of the first to receive it, which isn’t surprising considering the company is directly a part of Nintendo. The “DS2” is rumored to have a motion-sensing function, similar to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Rumor also has it that Nintendo plans to release the system by the end of this year or early 2011, which could mean we will see the remake of the next generation games on it. Nothing is confirmed for sure right now, but we might find out more information next week when Nintendo holds their media conference in San Francisco!