Nintendo's fall schedule reveals delays, confirms dates

Star Fox and Geist won't arrive until 2005; Grand Theft Auto Advance and Final Fantasy I & II releases nailed down.

Today Nintendo released its fall 2004 schedule, whetting the appetites of Cubers and GBAddicts everywhere. Besides revealing the likely subtitle of the next Prince of Persia game ("Warrior Within"), the lineup confirmed that Mario Tennis and Viewtiful Joe 2 will hit GameCubes by year's end. The schedule also revealed that two hip-hop games--Get On Da Mic and Get On Da Floor--will now be released for the GameCube.

Game Boy Advance fans also got a double dose of excitement, learning that the newly titled Grand Theft Auto Advance and Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls will arrive on October 19 and November 29, respectively. Also, the addition of Dawn of Souls to the GBA port of Final Fantasy I & II answers questions raised by Nintendo's recent trademarking of the title.

However, the news wasn't all good. In the introduction to the listing, Nintendo made official what had been rumored for weeks: Star Fox and Geist have been pushed back to next year. It also dashed slim hopes of a bongo-filled 2004 holiday season by reconfirming that Donkey Kong Jungle Beat will be released in 2005.

The complete GameCube and GBA schedules are as follows; no dates for DS titles were given:

Oct. 5
NBA Live 2005 (Electronic Arts)

Oct. 11
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo)

Oct. 12
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams (THQ)

Oct. 14
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 (Midway)

October
The Incredibles (THQ)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (THQ)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (Konami)
Ten Pin Alley 2 (XS Games)

Nov. 2
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (VU Games)

Nov. 8
Mario Tennis (Nintendo)

Nov. 15
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Nintendo)

Nov. 16
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (Namco)

Nov. 23
Viewtiful Joe 2 (Capcom)

November
Get On Da Floor (XS Games)
Get On Da Mic (XS Games)
Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic Arts)
The Polar Express (THQ)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (Ubisoft)

Dec. 6
Mario Party 6 (Nintendo)

Preholiday
King Arthur (Konami)

Fall 2004
FIFA Soccer 2005 (Electronic Arts)
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Electronic Arts)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (Electronic Arts)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (Electronic Arts)
The Urbz: Sims in the City (Electronic Arts)

Q4
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision)
Intellivision Lives! Arcade Classic (Crave)
Lemony Snicket's A Series (Activision)
Mini-Golf Mayhem (Crave)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Activision)
World Championship Poker (Crave)

GAME BOY ADVANCE
Oct. 4
Mario Pinball Land (Nintendo)

Oct. 5
Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge (THQ)
Mega Man Zero 3 (Capcom)
Rave Master: Dual Explosion (Konami)
Boktai: Solar Boy Django (Konami)

Oct. 18
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Nintendo)

Oct. 19
Grand Theft Auto Advance (Rockstar)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (Konami)

Oct. 25
Classic NES Series 2: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Dr. Mario, Metroid and Castlevania (Nintendo)

Oct. 26
Ice Nine (Bam)

October
All Grown Up! Express Yourself (THQ)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film The Incredibles (THQ)
Golden Nugget (Majesco)
Lego: Knight's Kingdom (THQ)
Monster Trucks Majesco Pac-Man World (Namco)
SD Gundam Force (Bandai)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (THQ)
Strawberry Shortcake Majesco Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams (THQ)
Texas Hold 'Em Majesco WWE Survivor Series (THQ)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler (Konami)

Nov. 2
Barbie Super Spy (VU Games)
Duel Masters 2: Kaijudo Showdown (Atari)

Nov. 9
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Capcom)

Nov. 15
Donkey Kong Country 2 (Nintendo)

Nov. 16
Yu Yu Hakusho: Tournament Tactics (Atari)

Nov. 29
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Nintendo)

November
Beyblade G-Revolution (Atari)
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 (Activision)
Dead to Rights (Destination)
Gundam Seed: Battle Assault (Bandai)
I-Ninja (Destination)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (Electronic Arts)
Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic Arts)
The Polar Express (THQ)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (Ubisoft)
Santa Claus Saves the Earth (Telegames)
The Urbz: Sims in the City (Electronic Arts)

Dec. 6
Mario Party Advance (Nintendo)

December
Hardcore Pool (Telegames)

Q4
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Activision)
Tokyo Xtreme Racer World (Crave)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Activision)

Fall 2004
Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2 (Disney)
Disney's Lizzie McGuire 2 (Disney)
Disney's That's So Raven (Disney)
FIFA Soccer 2005 (Electronic Arts)
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (Buena Vista)
Tron 2.0 (Buena Vista)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (Electronic Arts)

Holiday 2004
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Square Enix)

Written By

Want the latest news about Grand Theft Auto?

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto

Discussion

0 comments