Nintendo announces European release schedule

Lots of titles head to the DS and GameBoy Advance, but the GameCube is largely overlooked in the run-up to the Wii.


Nintendo has announced the release schedule for the games that we can expect to see in Europe in the next few months.

As you'd expect, the majority of the games will be made available for the DS, and among the top titles are Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (June 9) and New Super Mario Bros. (June 30). Others of note will include Super Princess Peach (May 26), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Chest (June 21), and Big Brain Academy (July 7).

Significant support remains for the Game Boy Advance, with more than 25 games announced. These include Street Racing Syndicate (May 12), X-Men: The Official Game (May 19), Final Fantasy IV Advance (June 2), and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (September 12).

However, with the GameCube being replaced before the end of the year by the Wii as Nintendo's flagship living room console, it has only a few significant titles due for release. Chibi-Robo (May 26), Super Monkey Ball Adventure (June 2), and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (September 12) are among only 12 titles due.

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