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Nintendo Reveals Plans for London Games Week

by Karlie Yeung - July 25, 2003, 7:00 pm EDT
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Nintendo will be showing a number of unreleased games at ECTS next month.

For the duration of ECTS, 27th - 29th August, Nintendo will place a demo truck at the entrance to Earl's Court. The demo truck will feature Mario Kart: Double Dash, as well as other GameCube and Game Boy Advance games on over 40 consoles including GameCube, Game Boy Player, and Game Boy Advance SP.

Last year Nintendo did not take part in ECTS, but displayed games at Stuff Live later in the year.

First Play of New Version of Mario Kart

A specially updated version of Mario Kart: Double Dash is among the games playable in Nintendo's truck during ECTS.


The time of year is approaching when all the movers and shakers of the European gaming world head to London to see the latest that the world of gaming has to offer. This year for the first time ECTS forms part of the newly created London Games Week, a packed schedule of gaming events taking place in the last week of August. As part of London Games Week the ECTS show is coming to Earls Court, London on 27th to 29th August and Nintendo will be there.

Nintendo will be showing off the most up to date versions of forthcoming titles for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE and Game Boy Advance with a newly liveried 40 tonne articulated truck packed with consoles & games. The truck will be situated directly outside the entrance to ECTS on the Brompton Road side of Earl’s Court for the duration of the show. Forty consoles within the vehicle’s extended trailer will play host to some of the incredible games coming from Nintendo as well as a number of the great titles on their way from Nintendo’s third party developers.

In a real scoop for London Games Week a specially updated version of Mario Kart: Double Dash will be there to play for the first time ever. The truck will also contain brand new versions of the latest Game Boy Advance games playable through the NINTENDO GAMECUBE via the Game Boy Player.

Among the other games on show from Nintendo will be:


1080 Avalanche

F-Zero GX

Pikmin 2

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords


Pokémon Box

Soul Calibur II

For the Game Boy Advance

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Mario & Luigi

Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire

Super Mario Bros.3: Super Mario Advance 4

These will also be joined by other first class titles by 3rd party publishers for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE and the Game Boy Advance.

Connectivity between the Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE will be demonstrated to great effect using a number of titles including Nintendo’s own The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. Visitors will also be able to get their hands on the newest addition to Nintendo’s range of hardware, the sleek Game Boy Advance SP, which will be demonstrated with a selection of the great new titles forthcoming on Game Boy Advance.

London Games Week runs from Monday 25 through until Sunday 31 August 2003. The Nintendo truck will be outside the entrance to ECTS on Brompton Road from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th August, open from 9am until 7pm Wednesday & Thursday and 9am until 4pm Friday.

Click onto www.nintendo-europe.com for all of the most up to date official information on Nintendo.

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