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Nintendo Announces Q1-Q2 Lineup
January 16, 2003

With Largest Selection of Software, Nintendo Appeals to All Gamers

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 15, 2003 – These days, gamers have insatiable appetites – and Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance fill the need.

By summertime Nintendo of America Inc. will accelerate its Nintendo GameCube game library past 225 titles as it continues to broaden its appeal to video game players of all ages, interests and lifestyles. This reflects an increasing amount of support from third-party publishers, adding to a strong calvary of first- and second-party selections.

With more upcoming exclusive additions, including Capcom’s thrilling, mature-rated Resident Evil series, the high-speed action of F-Zero® and the role-playing adventures of The Legend of Zelda®, the Nintendo GameCube offers a plethora of titles for everyone.

Older gamers will drool over mature titles such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon from UBI Soft and new versions of Resident Evil, proving Nintendo has the stuff to thrill the souls of men. “Nintendo’s extensive list of diverse video games is what hard-core and recreational gamers desire,” says George Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, Nintendo of America Inc. “Nintendo has the games and accompanying hardware to provide consumers the best game-play – whether that experience is mature-rated or family friendly.”

On the other end of the video game spectrum, the announcement of both the Game Boy® Advance SP, launching March 23, and the Nintendo GameCube™ Game Boy® Player, launching May 26, will support the continuing popularity of the Game Boy franchise. With new versions of popular games available by this summer such as Golden Sun™: The Lost Age, Pokémon® Ruby, Pokémon® Sapphire and Donkey Kong Country™, Nintendo will continue to sell Game Boy Advance units and games at lightning speed. More than 40 third-party titles will launch this spring, taking the Game Boy Advance library alone to more than 350 games.

More e-Reader cards are on their way this spring as well, with the second and third series of Animal Crossing-e™ cards (Jan. 20, March 10) and Mario Party-e™ cards (Feb. 17).

To illustrate, here’s a sampling of some of the new Nintendo GameCube offerings available by this summer:

All Star Baseball 2004 – Acclaim (First Quarter 2003)
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 – Acclaim (Q1)
Vexx – Acclaim (Q1)
X2: Wolverine’s Revenge – Activision (Q2)
Lost Kingdoms 2 – Activision (Q2)
Resident Evil 2 – Capcom (Q1)
Resident Evil 3 – Capcom (Q1)
Hitman 2 – Eidos Interactive (Q1)
Def Jam Vendetta – Electronic Arts (Q1)
The Sims – Electronic Arts (Q1)
NBA Street Vol. 2 – Electronic Arts (Q1)
D&D: Heroes – Infogrames (Q2)
Micro Machines – Infogrames (Q1)
Transworld Surf – Infogrames (Q1)
Enter the Matrix – Infogrames (Q2)
Backyard Baseball – Infogrames (Q2)
Ikaruga – Infogrames (Q2)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips – Infogrames (Q1)
Batman Dark Tomorrow – Kemco USA (Q1)
Disney’s Sports: Basketball – Konami (Q1)
Evolution Snowboarding – Konami (Q1)
Black & Bruised – Majesco (Q1)
MLB Slugfest 20-04 - Midway (Q1)
Freaky Flyers – Midway (Q2)
Freestyle Metal X – Midway (Q2)
E.T.: The Search for Dragora – NewKidCo (Q1)
Tom & Jerry: War of the Whiskers – NewKidCo (Q1)
Skies of Arcadia – Sega (Q1)
Conflict Desert Storm – Take Two Interactive (Q1)
Shrek Super Party – TDK Mediactive (Q1)
Battlebots – THQ (Q1)
Summoner: A Goddess Reborn – THQ (Q1)
WWE Crush Hour – THQ (Q1)
Red Faction II – THQ (Q1)
Bust A Move 3000 – UBI Soft (Q1)
Sum of All Fears – UBI Soft (Q1)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon – UBI Soft (Q1)
The Hulk – Vivendi Universal (Q1)
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter – Vivendi Universal (Q2)
Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions” – 3DO (Q1)
Army Men: Sarge’s War – 3DO (Q1)
High Heat MLB 2004 – 3DO (Q2)
Street Racing Syndicate – 3DO (Q2)
Army Men: RTS – 3DO (Q2)
Jacked – 3DO (Q2)
The Legend of Zelda®: The Wind Waker™ – Nintendo (March)
Wario World™ – Nintendo (May)
F-Zero® – Nintendo (June)

On top of first-party games, Game Boy Advance also has phenomenal third-party support this spring. Here is a sampling of some of the titles available by summer:

All Star Baseball 2004 – Acclaim (Q1)
X2: Wolverine’s Revenge – Activision (Q2)
Wakeboarding Unleashed – Activision (Q2)
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore – Atlus U.S.A. (Q1)
Mega Man & Bass – Capcom (Q1)
James Bond 007: NightFire – Electronic Arts (Q1)
Dragon Ball Z: Legacy II Future Shock – Infogrames (Q2)
Superman: Countdown to Apokolips – Infogrames (Q1)
Woody Woodpecker Crazy Castle – Kemco (Q1)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Konami (Q2)
YU-GI-OH! World Wide Edition Stairway to the Destined Dual – Konami (Q1)
Iridion II – Majesco (Q1)
Wings – Metro 3D (Q1)
MLB Slugfest 20-04 – Midway (Q1)
Dr. Muto – Midway (Q2)
Medabots: Metabee – Natsume (Q2)
Medabots: Rokusho – Natsume (Q2)
Tom & Jerry Infurnal Escape – NewKidCo (Q1)
Little League Baseball 2003 – NewKidCo (Q1)
Dora the Explorer – NewKidCo (Q2)
Dr. Seuss – NewKidCo (Q2)
Sega Rally Championship – SEGA (Q1)
The Muppets: On with the Show – TDK Mediactive (Q1)
Ultimate Brain Games – Telegames (Q1)
Radium – Telegames (Q2)
Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride – THQ (Q1)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Return of the Dark King – THQ (Q2)
Finding Nemo – THQ (Q2)
Jet Grind Radio – THQ (Q1)
The Simpson’s Road Rage – THQ (Q2)
Space Channel 5: Ulala’s Groove – THQ (Q1)
Sega Arcade Gallery – THQ (Q2)
GT Advance 3 – THQ (Q1)
Bratz – UBI Soft (Q1)
Rayman 3 – UBI Soft (Q1)
Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book – UBI Soft (Q1)
Lost Vikings – Vivendi Universal (Q1)
The Incredible Hulk – Vivendi Universal (Q2)
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced – Vivendi Universal (Q1)
Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend – Vivendi Universal (Q1)
High Heat MLB 2004 – 3DO (Q1)
Pokémon Ruby – Nintendo (March)
Pokémon Sapphire – Nintendo (March)
Golden Sun: The Lost Age – Nintendo (April)
Hamtaro™: Ham Ham Heartbreak – Nintendo (April)
Wario Ware™,Inc: Mega Microgame$ – Nintendo (May)
Advance Wars™ 2 – Nintendo (June)
Donkey Kong Country – Nintendo (June)

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