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September 26, 2003

Twin Snakes Delay? GC

by Jonathan Metts - 11:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo.com

Nintendo's official website says so.

Nintendo of America's official website now lists a Q1 2004 release date for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. The game was previously expected to come out before the end of the year in North America.

Nintendo.com does occasionally contain errors, though we doubt it's the case here. However, PGC will be checking up on this story with Konami and Silicon Knights for confirmation and further information.

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Game Boy Checks Itself in the Mirror GBA

by Robert Graves - 9:52 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Asks, does my battery look big in this? Updated with shots from the show.

GAME BOY ADVANCE SP SHINES AT FROSTFRENCH SHOW

Game Boy Advance SP, the most stylish games console in the world, last night made its fashion debut at London Fashion Week.

Game Boy Advance SP joined in the fun at the star-studded Frostfrench catwalk show at The Royal Horticultural Centre, London.

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New Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Trailer GC

by Mike Sklens - 7:15 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Official MGS: TTS Site

Check out some brand new footage of Snake in his element.

Konami has updated their official website for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes with the new trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show. This new trailer shows off a ton of action sequences, which have been directed by acclaimed Japanese action film director Ryuhei Kitamura. Be warned though, because this trailer contains a good deal of spoilers. So, watch at your own risk.

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Nintendo iQue Announced for China GC

by Michael Cole - 12:28 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Yahoo News

Nintendo blazes into new market territory with a very interesting product.

China is well known as a breeding ground for software pirates and pirating tools, a fact Nintendo is all too familiar with. With its large population China is potentially a very lucrative market, however, and Nintendo proved its determination to reach Chinese homes yesterday at the Tokyo Games Show 2003 with its untraditional new console, the iQue Player. See the controller for yourself in this photo, provided by GAME Watch

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September 25, 2003

Bandai Shows off Special GC and GBA GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 11:28 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: GAME Watch

Japan always gets the tasty goodies.

At TGS, Bandai is showing off special "Char" editions of the GameCube and GBA SP. "Char" refers to Char Aznable (aka "The Red Comet"), a character from the Gundam universe's Duchy of Zeon. Like most of these special editions, these red beauties probably won't make it out of Japan, but at least you can take a nice long look at them here thanks to GAME Watch.

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Nintendo Announces Wireless GBA Link GBA

by Mike Sklens - 10:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Bloomberg

Now you can get your link on without the mess.

Nintendo recently announced at the Tokyo Game Show a wireless link adapter for the Game Boy Advance and GBA SP. The device will allow players to link up just as if they are using a standard link cable, only without the wires involved. The adapter's signal can reach several meters, but no specific distance is known yet. It was developed in conjunction with Motorola.

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I-Ninja PS2 Exclusive? GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Namco

It looks like Sony's snatched this one up for Europe, but PGC gets the full story on the US release.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) recently announced I-Ninja as a PS2 exclusive, releasing Q1 2004. We were surprised by the news, as Namco had already begun advertising the title for other platforms, and it seemed a bit late in the development cycle for such a deal.

We checked with... Read more...

Mega Man X RPG Announced for GameCube, PS2

by Jonathan Metts - 7:38 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Famitsu.com

One of Capcom's surprise TGS announcements is a new Mega Man RPG...this one starring Mega Man X and pals, and it's not for GBA.

Famitsu.com has a single screenshot and details on one of Capcom's big TGS announcements. Rock Man: Mission Command is an RPG for GameCube and PlayStation 2, to be released sometime in 2004 in Japan.

The game features RPG gameplay for the first time in the Mega Man X sub-series. Battles allow... Read more...

Kingdom Hearts GBA Bound

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:36 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Quiter Game News

Straight out of TGS, an unexpected announcement from Square-Enix.

Going into the Toyko Game Show, most people were expecting two big pieces of info out of Square-Enix: Kingdom Hearts 2 and Final Fantasy VII-2. Well, both were shown (FF7-2 is actually a DVD movie, not a game), with the addition of another surprise.

Kingdom Hearts, the Disney-Square collaboration,... Read more...

Stuff Live 2003

by Robert Graves - 4:59 am PDT
Source: Nintendo Press Release

If you are in the UK and around this weekend, what are you waiting for?

NINTENDO GAMEBOY ADVANCE SP – THE PERFECT BIT OF STUFF!

Stuff Live 2003 is the ultimate opportunity to get your hands on the coolest gadgets around from the leading technology brands. Running from 26th-28th September at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, Nintendo will be there showcasing its hugely successful range of sleek Game Boy Advance SP handheld games consoles.

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NAL Follows America's Lead

by Ben Kosmina - 4:40 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Australia

Nintendo Australia takes note of America's price drop, announcing a GameCube price drop of their own.

UPDATE YOUR GAMING – NINTENDO GAMECUBE NOW $199

Melbourne, Australia, September 25th 2003 – Nintendo Australia delivers consumers a reason to update their gaming. Effective September 26th 2003, consumers have the opportunity to purchase Nintendo GameCube™, the only dedicated games console in the market, for a new price of $199*.

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September 24, 2003

Nintendo Teleconference Transcript

by Rick Powers - 9:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Read the words regarding the price drop and plans for the holiday season from George Harrison himself.

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us. Well, we have big news for you today; beginning tomorrow Nintendo GameCube will be "dressed to the nines." Four nines to be exact, a brand new manufacturer's suggested retail price of $99.99.

This announcement signals several things. First,... Read more...

NHL Hitz Dodge Sweepstakes GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 4:49 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Win a Dodge Durango, a big screen TV, and copies of the game.

Midway Sports and Dodge Host National Sweepstakes Offering Premium Prizes; Gamers Receive Opportunity to Win 2004 Dodge Durango and Other Prizes

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2003--Midway Sports(TM), the sports brand of leading software industry publisher and developer Midway Games Inc.,... Read more...

GameCube Soul Calibur II Leads the Way GC

by Robert Graves - 8:55 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo

What a difference a Link makes.

According to NPD Funworld data for August, the GameCube version of Soul Calibur II is leading the way, with an average of 30 percent more sales than either the PS2 or XBox releases. It looks like there are a lot of Link fans out there and it sure is comforting to see a GameCube title heading up the pack like this. Let's just hope that our man from Hyrule has more staying power than the opposition!

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September 23, 2003

Nintendo Teleconference - Concluded GC

by Rick Powers - 10:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo of America

At this morning's teleconference, Nintendo has confirmed the GameCube price cut to $99, beginning tomorrow.

At this morning's conference call, Nintendo of America's George Harrison (Senior Vice President of Marketing) announced that starting tomorrow, the GameCube would be "dressed to the Nines", with a suggested retail price of $99.99.

Harrison also mentioned the new GameCube titles coming for the... Read more...

Monster 4x4 Website Live

by Michael Cole - 6:57 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.monster4x4.com

Do the Monster SMASH!

Ubisoft recently unveiled its Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal official site for web-savvy GameCube and PS2 owners. Promoting the off-road racing and stunt game, the site features 3D models of the off-road game’s trucks, in-game screenshots from both consoles and a brief look at a few of the varied locations players can blaze through.

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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Released GC

by Michael Cole - 12:53 pm PDT
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Sonic Team's first original GameCube platformer rolls into stores.

SEGA ROLLS OUT "BILLY HATCHER AND THE GIANT EGG" FROM THE CREATOR OF SONIC

THE HEDGEHOG

Game Offers Innovative Take on Platform Action Following the Exploits of a

Boy in a Rooster Suit

SAN FRANCISCO - (September 23, 2003) - SEGA(R) of America, Inc. today

announced the release of "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg(TM)," a new

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New Hitz Pro Cover Athlete GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:12 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Nicklas Lidstrom and his beautiful hockey smile will grace the cover of Midway's reinvented ice hockey game.

Midway Sports Gets Big Assist from Nicklas Lidstrom and Scotty Bowman In Reinvented NHL Hitz Pro

New NHL(R) Hitz(R) Pro, Which Offers Online Play and Authentic 5-on-5 Gameplay, to Feature Star Defenseman and Legendary Coach

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003--Midway Sports(TM),... Read more...

September 22, 2003

Nintendo Fusion Tour Concludes GC

by Rick Powers - 12:23 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Evanescence, Finger Eleven, and Revis closed out the Nintendo Fusion Tour last night at Seattle's Moore Theater.

Sunday night at Seattle's Moore Theater, Evanescence headlined the final stop on their 26 major market tour, sponsored by Nintendo, Circuit City, Launch, and Blender. The supporting bands last night were Finger Eleven and Revis. Of course, Evanescence stole the show, with Amy Lee (lead vocals) thanking Seattle for being the first major city to support the band before they made it big.

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September 20, 2003

Pokemon Fire & Leaf Website is Live

by Jonathan Metts - 9:35 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/fireleaf.html

Nintendo releases official info about the upcoming GBA remakes of the original Pokemon games.

Nintendo Company Ltd. now has an official website (really just one webpage) for their newly announced Game Boy Advance Pokemon remakes. The site contains a new screenshot of the overworld, plus some information about the game (in Japanese, of course). There should be plenty more info and media available there in the coming weeks.

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