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Nintendo Product Update

by Desmond Gaban - July 22, 2003, 9:03 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo of America

Nintendo announces release dates for new titles and highlights for GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

PGA tour rookie Ben Curtis may have clinched the British Open from Tiger Woods, but does he have the chops to take Mario™, Bowser or Princess Peach in the freshly groomed Toadstool Tour? On July 28, professional golfers and every would-be golfer dreaming of greener pastures will get their chance to tee-up against a collection of Nintendo characters in Mario Golf™: Toadstool Tour, only for Nintendo GameCube™. Looking at the scorecard, Nintendo is in position for another record year. Highlights include:

Nintendo GameCube

More than 100 new first- and third-party titles expected for Nintendo GameCube, stretching through the holidays.

In November, Mario fans rejoice with the release of Mario Kart®: Double Dash!!™ and Mario Party®5. Both have a suggested retail price of $49.99 and launch Nov. 17 and Nov. 11 respectively.

On Dec. 1, a storm watch for 1080°™: Avalanche will consume the nation, while the all-new Pokémon Channel™ makes its television introduction, with a suggested price of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Filling out the year are a host of incredible third-party exclusive titles, including Soul Calibur II from Namco, featuring Link from The Legend of Zelda® series; WWE WrestleMania XIX from THQ; P.N. 03 and Viewtiful Joe from Capcom; Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg from Sega; Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike from LucasArts; and Hideo Kojima's entry to Nintendo GameCube, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes from Konami, among others.

The highly anticipated, genre-breaking effort from Nintendo and Square Enix Inc., Final Fantasy®: Crystal Chronicles™, makes history when it launches Feb. 9, 2004, for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Game Boy® Advance

Completely comfortable tearing up the sand, grass and water hazards of any road, Top Gear Rally races on to the Game Boy Advance system on Oct. 6 for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

Complimenting the release of the all-time best-selling video game in history, Super Mario® Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.® 3 on Oct. 21, are the Super Mario Advance 4-e cards for Nintendo's e-Reader. The game will retail for $34.99.

Making its U.S. debut, the tactical strategy game, Fire Emblem™, conquers Game Boy Advance on Nov. 3 for a suggested price of $34.99.

Also on Nov. 17, the famous brothers unite with Mario & Luigi™, providing an all-new role-playing experience for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

Life is preserved with Sword of Mana™, the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed Mana series. Launching Dec. 1, suggested retail price for saving the universe is $34.99.


DjunknownJuly 23, 2003

AHHHHH! No Final Fantasy for 03? I guess it can't be helped. Asking for this title right after the Japanese release seemed too convienient anyway. Looks like they have some localizing to do....

But its nice to know other top tier titles will come out for the rest of 03.

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