Nintendo rolls out DS dates

Dalmatians trot to US in October, Yoshi goes back to the Island in November, Kirby squeaks out a squad in December; GBA FFV also dated for November.

Now that just about every single gamer has gone out and picked up a DS Lite, it's time Nintendo cashed in even more with software for the handheld. Today, the company announced final release dates for several DS games (and one Game Boy Advance game) that it is publishing.

October goes to the dogs, as the fourth Nintendogs title, Dalmatian and Friends, gets gamers' tails wagging on the 16th. The game was previously released in Europe, and will include six breeds of dogs. More critters hit the DS later that month, when Pokemon Ranger arrives on the 30th.

The all-important holiday season for the DS begins on November 6, when the quirky cheerleading action of Elite Beat Agents prances into stores. If a rhythm-based male revue doesn't sound appealing, Yoshi's Island 2, set for release on November 13, offers classic platform gaming.

December 4 will see a pair of DS titles hit shelves. The game that has players building robots and blowing up robots, Custom Robo Arena, will be released that Monday. Also arriving at retail will be the latest adventure for Kirby, which was today officially named Kirby Squeak Squad.

As for other platforms, Nintendo also announced the release date for Final Fantasy V Advance for the Game Boy Advance. Square Enix's role-playing game will begin adventuring November 6. And while it's not exactly news, it is good to hear that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is still on track for a fall release on both the GameCube and Wii.

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ChucklesMginty
ChucklesMginty

Yes Nintendo rules wii is gonna be number 1# and DS already is.

bubblepaul
bubblepaul

It says 30th of October there but yeah no date for Phantom Hourglass unfortunately

dad1248
dad1248

when is pokemon ranger coming out?????

sonofashrub
sonofashrub

i want phantom hourglass! When's that coming out?

Reetesh
Reetesh

Yay New kirby game:D

guitarist4292
guitarist4292

The majority? that's a now brainer. they made an 85% increase of revenue with DS light sales! [#[_]#] [+[_]: :] 21 million sold!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Nintendo would be nothing without their handhelds. I look forward to the Wii but majority of their profit comes from their handhelds. I am very impressed with all the great DS games.

Greenlight23
Greenlight23

Note that this is just speculation, and is only based on logic. But, since IGN.com came up with the same solution, and the speculated date keeps Nintendo's promise of being released after September, this date seems to be accurate enough to trust. That is, only if Nintendo wasn't joking about this "secret message" when they announced it early. If this date is correct, this also means that the Gamecube and Wii versions of Twilight Princess will arrive on October 2 as well. And that's all I have to say.

Greenlight23
Greenlight23

GamingTarget.com has probably found the solution to the encoding. They say that, starting on the fourth quarter (Sunday, October 1st) a new game would be released every Monday except for October 2, November 20 and November 27. Three possible dates could be announced, but since November 27 is after Black Friday (the greatest date of buying video games) and November 20 is after the Playstation 3 release (Nintendo would want a jump start on their console), October 2 seems to be the most likely date that Nintendo's Wii will arrive, 11 days after the TGS 2006.

exorzz
exorzz

danmm i want to play zelda : tp. I`am waiting to long now!! I hate delays but if the delay has good reason I don`t mind but plzz let them hurry and dont delay the game anymore, becouse i have played LOZ OOT to much,and its time for anoter chapter now. :P

triplehhh5678
triplehhh5678

I would be devestated if Zelda: TP were delayed again. It's been delayed, what, about 3 times?

foola12
foola12

I cannot wait any longer for TP, my head is gonna explode!!!!

wii___man
wii___man

ohhhh another game title to be milked out of its prime like pokemon or mario i cant take it so many copies of the same game their ruining nintendogs and if they keep it up mario is gonna be out of things to do you can only save peach so many times

retrouk
retrouk

Nothing wrong with delays (as long as they're not too long), would rather wait for a game thats polished to perfection than one thats released too soon full of bugs.

joedaddy109
joedaddy109

as long as the release date doesn't change for FFV....SquareEnix has a bad habit about changing release dates...then again, doesn't every game company?

greenleaflink
greenleaflink

and then there is still diddy kong racing, and pokemon diamond and pearl! so there is much more that the ds has to offer also phantom hourglass. mini mario, 3 on 3 basketball...hmmm

Wayne_Manor
Wayne_Manor

The Wii release date is supposed to be hidden in the press release for the DS releases. Did anyone come to an interesting conclusion or possibility yet?

videogameking26
videogameking26

Can't wait Yoshi Island 2, Kirby for me on DS with the TP on the Wii with a few launch games like Super Mario Galaxy, Excitetruck and Rayman...can't wait. Also probably pick-up FF Advance on GBA sometime to:-).

jeremygordontx
jeremygordontx

I remember when Gamespot had Twilight Princess listed for a March 2005 release. I'm tired of getting excited about games because industry news sources "in the know" jump the gun about release dates. These professionals should know by now that software companies sit on finished products until it is best for investors, not for fans...

Kantoma
Kantoma

Sweet, Brother. Keep on track TP. keep on track.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Finally, Final Fantasy V Advance will be released. Not that I'm a big FF fan, but the game looks promising.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Sweet. Elite Beat Agents. Now I won't have to import my own copy of Ouenden. I hope they keep the music the same for the US release.

kmwamala
kmwamala

Phantom Hourglass all the way

rhsu
rhsu

Damn, nothing coming out this summer.

glinz
glinz

This ia all pretty cool but where is a release date for LoZ:Phantom Hurglass seriously I have been going back through Wind Waker just to get me pumped for some new Zelda action on the go!!! Nintendo please give us the dates we all care about zelda:tp, phantom hourgalss, and the wii !!!!!!!!

shizwill03
shizwill03

I am picking up Yoshi and probably everything coming out on the Wii. Also FFV looks promising. I have not played any FF title other than X and X! Online. I need to go back and get rooted.

ChrisJCapel
ChrisJCapel

Phantom Hourglass is SUPPOSED to be out before Twilight Princess, although I don't know if Nintendo changed their minds about that. The updated Final Fantasy III, last I heard, is coming out August 13. Now EBgames (ever reliable, *snort*) says 11th November. Yoshi's Island 2 - cool, but just give us the Wii release date Nintendo! Grr!

garydbzfan
garydbzfan

kirby and yoshi's island 2 sounds good but why aint ff3, pokemon pearl/diamond, zelda phamtom hourglass, diddy kong racing and pro evolution soccer ds on there???

Nintendoc
Nintendoc

Quick question. In what months does fall (or Autumn) take place in America? It's different to Australia. I think it's our spring.

chickenoverlord
chickenoverlord

jesus are you guys upset bcos i dont like kirby?!? :) :) hey nintendorocks... judging from your blog i guess i hit a raw nerve critisizing pokemon too eh? whatever, go play with ur pokemon and pet your nintendog you "reformed nintendo fanboy" and PiMacleod-basic... touche ;) I'm sorry if you love these characters/games... but i just think they suck... its not personal.. they just suck and SHOULD DIE! ;)

mhder
mhder

gorilla_killa kirby squeak squad better be like that kirby game game that came out on the N64 or kirby nightmare I think it called nightmare or just sayin the ones on the GBA. When you post a comment, try to make sense

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

Great line up, but Pokemon Ranger?. . . Where's the US release for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon?

LINK2K9
LINK2K9

Kirby, Yoshi, and Elite Beat Agents! Sounds very nice!

Nawras
Nawras

Come on already!

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Can't wait! So many games so little time. I can't wait for Nintendogs, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Yoshi's Island.....well everything. Woo hoo! Chickenoverlord-Death to you. Shut up. l2p noob

rynmls
rynmls

great ff5 is finished...

pokemon777
pokemon777

Yaaaaay! Yoshi's Island TWO is finally about to become a reality! And I can't wait to play Kirby!

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

I can't help but laugh... ChickenOverLord wishes Kirby (and others) to die, but for some reason has an avatar picture of a manly warrior riding a pink, rather silly looking lizard-thing. Yeah, it can do that tail whack move -- I know that. But Kirby can become a Ninja....a Knight....a ball of plasma....breathe fire....turn to stone....a UFO....a tornado....shall I continue? I only point this out because it seems he wishes the cutesy characters to die -- even though that pink 'thing' is so much LESS than Kirby, or any Pokemon is. and for the record, yes, Golden Axe is a great game....but you gotta admit, those things didn't look exactly ...manly.

VGMusicFreak
VGMusicFreak

no mario hoops 3 on 3? Whats up with that?

chickenoverlord
chickenoverlord

yoshi sounds good... death to kirby, pokemon and nintendogs

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

I find it creepy that Kirby sucks, blows, is pink, and squeaks.

H3lium
H3lium

Sounds great, especially Yoshi's Island 2 and Kirby Squeak Squad.