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June 30, 2001

Who is Developing Disney Sports? GC

by Max Lake - 6:59 pm PDT
Source: Computer & Video Games

We reported translated news of Disney Sports coming to GameCube from EA. Electronic Arts doesn't know anything about it, which begs the question...

Following our report on the “Disney sports” title, Computer & Videogames got in touch directly with EA Europe. "We’ve heard absolutely nothing to that effect," a spokesperson told C&VG.

C&VG goes on to say that currently the only confirmed Gamecube Disney game is the joint Capcom and Nintendo Mickey Mouse project shown for the first time at E3.

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Calling all Ninja Gaiden Fans!

by Max Lake - 3:53 pm PDT
Source: Tecmo

Big news folks! Tecmo’s official website has just posted a poll asking what console people would most like to see Ninja Gaiden on! ROCK THAT VOTE!!!

The other day, we posted about the possibility of Ninja Gaiden coming to GameCube. Originally, the game was announced for Playstation 2 but now Tecmo is apparently undecided as to which system it should bring the game to. This is now evidenced by a poll that has appeared on Tecmo’s website, asking readers to vote on which video game console they would like to see the new Ninja Gaiden appear on.

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CVS2 and VF4 on the Loose!

by Ty Shughart - 3:39 pm PDT
Source: Shoryuken.com

There are test arcade machines out and about in a certain mall...

Here's the bit from SRK:

The arcade in Southland Mall in Hayward, California just received a beta version of [Capcom vs SNK 2] and [Virtua Fighter 4]! I was informed the games will be on test for at least a couple of weeks so make your way down to the arcade to check it out! Inkblot, Ponder, and myself will be on hand to check it out so expect a full report on SRK soon.

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FF going multi-console!!! GC

by Michael Cole - 2:34 pm PDT
Source: Game Spot

Reports have said yes and no to this. Now we have confirmation straight from Squaresoft!

Final Fantasy XI is regarded as the next big thing in online gaming to many people. Previous reports have either claimed that it will be exclusive to PS2 and PCs (like VII and VIII,) or it might be coming to another console as well. Now, thanks to Game Spot, we have confirmation that Square "will release it across other consoles in the future" straight from the creator of the FF Series, Hironobu Sakaguchi.

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GameCube to launch in colors!? GC

by Rick Powers - 12:17 am PDT
Source: IGNCube

IGNCube's interview with Perrin Kaplan sheds a little (emphasis on little!) light on the color situation ...

While remaining as cagey as ever, IGNCube does manage to wrangle one little tidbit of information from Perrin Kaplan in their interview ...

IGNcube: Will purple be the only GameCube launch color?

Perrin: No. We are looking at a variety of options.

It's quite frankly the only answer she really didn't waffle on, but at least it's something. You can read the rest of the interview at IGNCube.

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June 29, 2001

Japanese GameCube game dates!!! GC

by Michael Cole - 2:35 pm PDT
Source: Nintendo NCL

Nintendo has finally revealed which games will be for launch in Japan!

Nintendo has just updated its GameCube software list with release dates. As Peter Main stated, there will be 2 Nintendo games at launch with more in the next few months. For your convenience, we have reproduced the list below:

Luigi's Mansion: September 14

Waverace: September 14

Pikmin: October 26

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June 28, 2001

Factor 5 talks Rogue Leader! GC

by Max Lake - 5:01 pm PDT
Source: LucasGames

LucasGames has posted a Q&A with Factor 5 which reveals some cool things about the game and Factor 5’s thoughts on GameCube! May the Force be with you!

LucasGames has just posted a fantastic in-depth interview with Factor 5 regarding Rogue Leader. The interview has a lot of info, including ravings on the GameCube controller and many of the improvements we will see over the original Rogue Squadron (“…the A.I. of the enemies has increased a lot... Read more...

Phantasy Star Online Details GC

by Mike Sklens - 4:41 pm PDT
Source: CORE Magazine

Naka-san speaks about the GameCube version of the über-sweet real time RPG from Sonic Team.

Recently, Core Magazine asked Yuji Naka, the head of Sega's Sonic Team, a few questions about developing for the GameCube and about their upcoming GameCube version of Phantasy Star Online version2. When asked about developing for the GameCube Naka-san responded:

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Enix Responds to Dragon Warrior GC Rumors

by Max Lake - 4:13 pm PDT
Source: GameSpot

Enix of America has gone on record to comment about the Dragon Warrior on GameCube & GBA rumors.

Not too long ago, Louie the Cat & other members of PGC dissected the rumor that Dragon Quest (AKA Dragon Warrior) was coming to GameCube & Game Boy Advance. Although any one of us would love to tell you the rumors are true, they are still rather suspect and may be completely groundless.

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Disney Sports on GameCube!!! GC

by Michael Cole - 3:31 pm PDT
Source: Gamesen.nl

Disney's going Mario-style with its cartoon mascots and making a sports series!

Thanks to various Dutch game sites (Gamesen, GameCubers, GCNWorld) PGC is happy to report that EA is publishing a series of Disney sports titles exclusively for the GameCube! These sites have posted a photo taken during E3 of an impressive Donald Duck in an ice hockey uniform.

GCN does cartoon graphics great!

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