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Nintendo Reveals Euro Xmas Line-Up

August 18, 2004, 2:28 am PDT
Total comments: 14

Prime 2, Pikmin 2, Super Mario Ball and, at long last, Animal Crossing.

GAMES GALORE


Nintendo Unveils Excellent First and Third Party Games Line-Up


18th August 2004 - Nintendo reveals an exciting and eagerly anticipated release schedule in the run up to Christmas. Nintendo has a fantastic selection of first party titles just around the corner, including Animal Crossing, Donkey Konga and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes for Nintendo GameCube. Game Boy Advance also has a thrilling selection of Nintendo games to keep you entertained whilst on the move, including Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap and Mario vs. Donkey Kong.


There has never been a better time to get your hands on a Nintendo GameCube with such a fantastic selection of games including espionage missions, sporting challenges, adventures set in magical fantasy lands and classic platform action coming soon. For those sporting fanatics EA is back with the classic football game, FIFA Football 2005, or for those who prefer action-packed adventure join James Bond in another first person shooter from EA, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. Speed fanatics can look forward to the racing game extravaganza from EA, Need for Speed Underground 2 and those who prefer a little psychological thriller will be in for a treat when Second Sight from Codemasters comes to Europe. These and much, much more are coming to a Nintendo GameCube near you very soon.


For those who love gaming on the go with their Game Boy Advance SP, the excellent software line up will not disappoint. Join Luke Skywalker in another exhilarating action adventure from Ubisoft in Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force, or unleashing the big kid in everyone is THQ, with some all time classic games such as Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures and Disney Pixar's The Incredibles. Other eagerly anticipated games coming up for the Game Boy Advance include the Japanese classics Dragonball Z Supersonic Warriors from Atari and Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction from Konami, plus The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age from EA and the infamous simulation game The URBZ Sims in The City (EA). All this and more will guarantee gamers need never be bored again!


This is just a selection of what is still in store for gamers in 2004 - check out the full release schedule below to see all the other exciting games coming to Europe soon.


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


Release Schedule


Nintendo GameCube


Title - Release Date


Medabots: Infinity (Natsume) - 1st September 2004

Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (Nintendo) - 3rd September 2004

Terminator 3: The Redemption (ATARI) - 17th September 2004

Digimon Rumble Arena 2 (ATARI) - 17th September 2004

Madden NFL 2005 (EA) - 17th September 2004

Animal Crossing (Nintendo) - 24th September 2004

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (EA) - 24th September 2004

WWE Day of Reckoning (THQ) - 30th September 2004

Ribbit King (ATARI) - September 2004

Second Sight (Codemasters) - September 2004

NHL 2005 (EA) - September 2004

Pikmin 2 (Nintendo) - 8th October 2004

Def Jam Fight for New York (EA) - 8th October 2004

Donkey Konga (Nintendo) - 15th October 2004

FIFA Football 2005 (EA) - October 2004

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Activision) - October 2004

X-Men Legends (Activision) - October 2004

NBA Live 2005 (EA) - October 2004

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2 (EA) - October 2004

Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door (tentative name) (Nintendo) - 12th November 2004

Tales of Symphonia (Namco/Nintendo) - 9th November 2004

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Nintendo) - 26th November 2004

Spyro, A Hero's Tail (Vivendi) - 26th November 2004

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (EA) - November 2004

Disney Pixar's The Incredibles (THQ) - November 2004

Polar Express (THQ) - November 2004

Power Rangers Dino Thunder (THQ) - November 2004

Need for Speed Underground 2 (EA) - November 2004

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (EA) - November 2004

The URBZ Sims in The City (EA) - November 2004

Spongebob Squarepants The Movie (THQ) - November 2004

Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision) - Q4 2004

Prince of Persia 2 (Ubisoft) - Q4 2004


Game Boy Advance


Title - Release Date


Thunderbirds (Vivendi) - 20th August 2004

Digimon Battle Spirits 2 (ATARI) - 27th August 2004

Dragonball Z Supersonic Warriors (ATARI) - 27th August 2004

Kill.switch (ZOO Digital) - 27th August 2004

Street Jam (ZOO Digital) - 27th August 2004

Counter Punch (ZOO Digital) - 27th August 2004

Wings (ZOO Digital) - 3rd September 2004

Megaman Battle Network 4 Blue Moon (Capcom) - 3rd September 2004

Megaman Battle Network 4 Red Sun (Capcom) - 3rd September 2004

Megaman Zero 3 (Capcom) - 3rd September 2004

Defender of the Crown (ZOO Digital) - 3rd September 2004

Mario Golf Advance Tour (Nintendo) - 17th September 2004

Ms Pacman - Maze Madness (ZOO Digital) - 17th September 2004

Who wants to be a Millionaire 2 (ZOO Digital) - 17th September 2004

Barbie as the Princess and The Pauper (Vivendi) - 24th September 2004

Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction (Konami) - September 2004

Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force (Ubisoft) - September 2004

Disney's Home on the Range (Disney/ Buena Vista Games) - Summer 2004

Pokémon LeafGreen and Pokémon FireRed (Nintendo) - 1st October 2004

Titeuf: The Tcho Attitude (ATARI) - 1st October 2004

R-Type III (ZOO Digital) - 1st October 2004

Lego Knights Kingdom (Lego/ THQ) - 8th October 2004

Duel Masters: Sempai Legends (ATARI) - 29th October 2004

Premier Manager 2004/ 2005 (ZOO Digital) - 29th October 2004

Tony Hawk Underground 2 (Activision) - October 2004

FIFA Football 2005 (EA) - October 2004

Buena Vista Interactive Tron 2.0 (Disney/ Buena Vista Games) - October 2004

Disney's Lilo and Stitch (Disney/ Buena Vista Games) - October 2004

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2 (EA) - October 2004

Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures (THQ) - October 2004

I-Ninja (ZOO Digital) - 5th November 2004

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Nintendo) - 12th November 2004

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo) - 19th November 2004

Super Mario Ball (Nintendo) - 26th November 2004

Dead to Rights (ZOO Digital) - 26th November 2004

Pacman World (ZOO Digital) - 26th November 2004

Disney Pixar's The Incredibles (THQ) - November 2004

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (EA) - November 2004

The URBZ Sims in The City (EA) - November 2004

Banjo Pilot (THQ) - November 2004

Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge (THQ) - November 2004

Nicktoons (THQ) - November 2004

Polar Express (THQ) - November 2004

Power Rangers Dino Thunder (THQ) - November 2004

Spongebob Squarepants The Movie (THQ) - November 2004

WWE Survivor Series (THQ) - November 2004

CIMA: The Enemy (Natsume) - Q3 2004

Mario Party Advance (tentative name) (Nintendo) - 3rd December 2004

Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (tentative name) (Nintendo) - 10th December 2004

River King (Natsume) - Q4 2004

Hardcore Pool (Telegames) - Q4 2004

Oggy and the Cockroaches (Telegames) - Q4 2004


Talkback

Infernal MonkeyAugust 17, 2004

Very nice, I bet they'll charge full price for Animal Crossing, too. "Hey everyone it's only over two years late, please buy lots of copies! Oh why do we never make money, dear oh dear"

KnoxxvilleAugust 18, 2004

Super Mario Ball? Wut teh h3ll iz DAT?

MarioAugust 18, 2004

It's the crappy new name they gave Super Mario Pinball.

I can't wait for Four Swords...... oh wait, i'll have to wait. Until next year. Thanks Nintendo face-icon-small-thumbsup.gif

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Tales of Symphonia (Namco/Nintendo) - 9th November 2004

Does this mean that Nintendo is publishing it? I hope it does, so i'll actually be able to find a copy.

Infernal MonkeyAugust 18, 2004

Ahahaha I just noticed the complete lack of a Four Swords release. I like how Nintendo totally hates PAL gamers.
"We don't care about you!" - NOE


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WackerJrAugust 18, 2004

Yeh I noticed that lack of 4 Swords as well! What's up with that!?!

I saw it at CV&G's website, but I thought it might be a mistake because they announced that a new Super Mario Advance was being released, but I think they meant Mario Party!

At least we get Metroid Prime 2, Paper Mario 2 and Zelda: Minish Cap this year (the latter both on the same date - my studies are gonna suffer this Winter!!!)

KDR_11kAugust 18, 2004

"Super Mario Ball" just begs for a trademark infringement lawsuit from Sega.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusAugust 18, 2004

I think other companys publish or co-publish games for Namco in regions other than Japan and America. But hey if Nintendo distributes ToS in Europe it wont be hard as hell finding a copy like it was hell for me (took me 3 weeks to find a copy in NJ).

RobertRobert Graves, Staff AlumnusAugust 18, 2004

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Originally posted by: Infernal Monkey
Ahahaha I just noticed the complete lack of a Four Swords release. I like how Nintendo totally hates PAL gamers.
"We don't care about you!" - NOE

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Nintendo doesn't hate PAL gamers - Four Swords is in fact due for a Euro release in September. It's not on that particular list, because that list is for games released in the October-December timeframe.

KDR_11kAugust 18, 2004

Hm, "Tales of Symphonia - 9.11."... Anyone recognize that date? Know what's going to come out then, too? Halo 2 ring a bell?
Eiter way, NoE is already advertising the game on their website and from what I heard on TV, too. Heh, would be funny if Europe was the region it sold most copies in, maybe then the japanese companies will start taking us seriously.

CHENAugust 18, 2004

Dear Lord, that's going to be one busy November. Seventeen days between three must-have titles, have NOE gone cuckoos? And I was so hoping for a productive college year too. Boo hoo...

GaimeGuyAugust 18, 2004

Looks like Nintendo is finally paying attention to Europe. face-icon-small-tongue.gif

JaleAugust 18, 2004

Pity that EQ2 comes out then. Its gonna be my first MMORPG. Dont expect to see me for a while face-icon-small-tongue.gif.

KDR_11kAugust 18, 2004

Jale: Your first MMO? Set yourself up for a disappointment, those games are seriously boring.

Uncle Rich AiAiAugust 18, 2004

What about Astro Boy: Omega Factor for GBA? Is that coming out in Europe/Australia, or am I missing something? Grrr....

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