Nintendo Prepares for Post-Holiday Consumption of Games

Nintendo News: Nintendo Prepares
for Post-Holiday Consumption of Games

After recovering from your
turkey-dinner coma and dry-cleaning the nog stains off your pants that no longer
fit, you’ll need a way to spend all those gift cards that your relatives gave
you. The holidays are still weeks away, but Nintendo already has its eyes on
2005.

Nintendo’s game lineup for 2005
comes stuffed with innovative new games that take advantage of the touch-screen
and wireless capabilities of the new Nintendo DS(TM). Likewise, owners of
Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance SP will find new ways to enjoy new
and favorite franchises. New tricks like using bongos to control characters in
Donkey Kong(R) Jungle Beat for Nintendo GameCube and an internal gyro sensor in
WarioWare(TM) Twisted! for Game Boy Advance SP enhance the game experience as
only Nintendo can.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll be
playing on Nintendo systems in the first part of 2005, along with dozens of
unannounced titles that are currently in development.

Nintendo DS

  • Feb. 14: WarioWare(TM) Touched!
    from Nintendo —

  • March 14: Pokemon Dash from
    Nintendo —

  • March: Yoshi’s Touch & Go from
    Nintendo —

  • March: Atari Classics from Atari

  • March: Pac Pix from Namco —

  • Q1: Need for Speed Underground(TM)
    2 from Electronic Arts —

  • Q2: Metroid Prime(R) Hunters from
    Nintendo —

  • May: Ultimate Card Games(TM) from
    Telegames —

  • June: Ultimate Brain Games(TM)
    from Telegames —

  • New titles for Nintendo franchises
    like Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Advance Wars remain in development.

Nintendo GameCube

  • January: Resident Evil(R) 4 from
    Capcom —

  • January: Virtua Quest(TM) from
    Sega –

  • Feb. 8: NBA Street Vol. 3 from
    Electronic Arts —

  • Feb. 14: Star Fox(R): Assault from
    Nintendo —

  • February: Winnie the Pooh from
    Ubisoft —

  • March 14: Donkey Kong(R) Jungle
    Beat from Nintendo —

  • March: Tom Clancy’s Splinter
    Cell(R) Chaos Theory from Ubisoft

  • March: Dragon Ball Z(R) Sagas from
    Atari

  • Q1: Mortal Kombat(R): Deception(TM)
    from Midway

  • Q2: Donkey Konga 2 from Nintendo

  • Q2: Fire Emblem from Nintendo

  • Q2: Geist from Nintendo — And an
    all-new adventure of The Legend of Zelda(R) from Nintendo is in development.

Game Boy Advance SP

  •  Jan. 10: The Legend of
    Zelda(R): The Minish Cap from Nintendo

  •  January: Banjo Pilot from
    THQ

  •  February: Rave Master(TM):
    Special Attack Force(TM) from Konami

  •  February: Shaman King:
    Legacy of Spirits – Soaring Hawk from Konami

  •  February: Ace Combat from
    Namco

  •  February: Klonoa(R) 2 from
    Namco

  •  February: Winnie the Pooh
    from Ubisoft

  •  March 21: WarioWare Twisted!
    from Nintendo

  •  March: Mario Party(R)
    Advance from Nintendo

  •  March: Backyard Baseball
    from Atari

  •  March: Pac Pinball from
    Namco

  •  April: Pokemon Emerald from
    Nintendo

  •  Q2: Fire Emblem 2 from
    Nintendo

  •  Q2: Ultimate Pocket Games(TM)
    from Telegames