Sections

Nintendo Kicks Off 'Dog Days' Of Summer

Nintendo will Unleash a Pack of 170 New Games this Fall and an Earth-Shaking Accessory

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 22, 2005 - Today's launch of NintendogsTM marks the end of the summer doldrums and the beginning of the "dog days" of summer. The three versions of the cool puppy simulation, made exclusively for Nintendo DSTM, hit stores today and herald the beginning of a hit parade of games for all three of Nintendo's video game systems through the end of the year.

Game Boy Micro ships to stores on Sept. 19 at an MSRP of just $99.99, multiple MarioTM sports titles are on their way for Nintendo GameCubeTM and Nintendo DS now has a MSRP of $129.99, with an earth-shaking new Nintendo DS Rumble PakTM on its way for Metroid Prime Pinball. But it's the Nintendogs pups that will serve as the lead dogs.

"You can only let sleeping dogs lie for so long, and these Nintendogs are ready to play,"says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Nintendo players will be howling with delight all the way through the holidays with Nintendogs and the depth and breadth of games available on all Nintendo systems."

Nintendo fans clearly will have plenty of titles to choose from. Between now and the end of the year, players will play soccer, tennis and baseball with Mario, explore a mystery in Trace MemoryTM and fight battles in both Battalion WarsTM and Advance Wars: Dual Strike. On Oct. 24, Metroid Prime Pinball will come bundled with the new DS Rumble Pak accessory. The DS Rumble Pak fits into the Game Boy Advance slot of the DS and lets players feel all the rolling, bumping and tilting that are the hallmarks of great pinball games. In total, nearly 170 games are on their way for Nintendo systems. Here's a list of games currently scheduled to launch for Nintendo platforms through the holidays. Note that titles and dates are subject to change.

Nintendo DS:

Aug. 22: Advance Wars: Dual Strike from Nintendo

Aug. 22: Nintendogs from Nintendo

Aug. 23: Pac n' Roll from Namco

August: Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour from Konami

Sept. 19: Tak: The Great Juju Challenge from THQ

Sept. 26: Trace Memory from Nintendo

September: Lunar Dragon Song from Ubisoft

September: Ultimate Spider-Man from Activision

Oct. 17: Scooby-Doo! Unmasked from THQ

Oct. 24: Metroid Prime Pinball from Nintendo

Oct. 24: Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires from Namco

October: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects from Electronic Arts

October: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Capcom

October: Texas Hold 'Em from Majesco

October: Trauma Center: Under the Knife from Atlus

Nov. 1: SeaWorld: Shamu's Big Adventure from Activision

Nov. 1: The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer from THQ

Nov. 7: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger from THQ

Nov. 9: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Electronic Arts

Nov. 14: Mario Kart DS from Nintendo

Nov. 28: Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time from Nintendo

November: Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator from Buena Vista Games

November: Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 from Atari

November: King Kong from Ubisoft

November: Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team from Capcom

November: Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts

November: Pac-Man World 3 from Namco

November: SBK: Snowboard Kids DS from Atlus

November: Sonic Rush from Sega

November: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

from Buena Vista Games

November: Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble from Capcom

Dec. 5: Animal Crossing from Nintendo

December: Golden Nugget Casino from Majesco

December: Ultimate Card Games from Telegames

Fall: ATV: Quad Frenzy from Majesco

Fall: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow from Konami

Fall: Dig Dug Digging Strike from Namco

Fall: Dragon Booster from Konami

Fall: Frogger: Helmet Chaos from Konami

Fall: Shrek SuperSlam from Activision

Fall: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare from Konami

Fall: The Sims 2 from Electronic Arts

Fall: Tony Hawk (working title) from Activision

Fall: Zoo Tycoon from THQ

Q4: Blades of Thunder 2 from Summitsoft

Q4: Mini RC Rally from Summitsoft

Q4: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Pack from Summitsoft

January: Age of Empires: The Age of Kings from Majesco

January: Bust-A-Move from Majesco

January: Guilty Gear Dust Strikers from Majesco

Q1 2006: Dynasty Warriors (working title) from Koei

Q1 2006: Metroid Prime Hunters from Nintendo

Q1 2006: Ultimate Brain Games from Telegames

Early 2006: Nicktoons Unite! from THQ

Game Boy Advance/Game Boy Micro:

Aug. 29: Dynasty Warriors Advance from Nintendo

Aug. 30: Namco Museum 50th Anniversary from Namco

August: Gumby vs. the Astrobots from Namco

August: Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc from Buena Vista Games

August: Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 from Konami

Sept. 6: One Piece from Bandai

Sept. 6: Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta from THQ

Sept. 6: Rebelstar Tactical Command from Namco

Sept. 12: Scooby-Doo! Unmasked from THQ

Sept. 13: Lego Bionicle: Maze of Shadows from THQ

Sept. 19: DK: King of Swing from Nintendo

Sept. 19: Tak: The Great Juju Challenge from THQ

Sept. 22: Whac-A-Mole from Activision

September: Disney's Cinderella: Magical Dreams from Buena Vista Games

September: Rayman Classics from Ubisoft

September: The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree from Namco

September: Ultimate Arcade Games from Telegames

September: Ultimate Spider-Man from Activision

Q3: Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus from Vivendi

Q3: Barbie SuperPack from Vivendi

Oct. 4: Bratz: Rock Angelz from THQ

Oct. 4: everGirl...your way to play! from THQ

Oct. 4: Ford Racing 3 from Destination

Oct. 4: SRS: Street Racing Syndicate from Destination

Oct. 17: Fairly OddParents: Clash with the Anti-World from THQ

Oct. 18: Chicken Shoot 1 from Destination

Oct. 18: Snood 2: On Vacation from Destination

Oct. 18: TY 3 - The Tasmanian Tiger from Activision

Oct. 26: Nicktoons Unite! from THQ

October: Backyard Skateboarding 2006 from Atari

October: Disney's Chicken Little from Buena Vista Games

October: Driv3r from Atari

October: Duel Masters: Shadow of the Code from Atari

October: Gunstar Super Heroes from Sega

October: Mega Man Zero 4 from Capcom

October: Teen Titans from Majesco

October: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King

from Buena Vista Games

October: Ultimate Puzzle Games from Telegames

October: Zatch Bell! from Bandai

Nov. 1: SeaWorld: Shamu's Big Adventure from Activision

Nov. 1: The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer from THQ

Nov. 7: Donkey Kong Country 3 from Nintendo

Nov. 8: Chicken Shoot 2 from Destination

Nov. 8: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Electronic Arts

November: Atomic Betty from Namco

November: Disney's The Proud Family from Buena Vista Games

November: King Kong from Ubisoft

November: Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts

November: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

from Buena Vista Games

November: Totally Spies from Atari

November: Trollz: Hair Affair from Ubisoft

Dec. 5: Dr. Mario / Puzzle League from Nintendo

Dec. 5: Mario Tennis: Power Tour from Nintendo

Fall: Shrek SuperSlam from Activision

Fall: SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS! from THQ

Fall: The Sims 2 from Electronic Arts

Fall: Tony Hawk (working title) from Activision

Fall: Winx Club from Konami

Holiday 2005: Backyard Football 2006 from Atari

Q4: Ed, Edd and Eddy: The MisEdventures from Midway

Nintendo GameCube:

Aug. 23: The Incredible Hulk 3: Ultimate Destruction from Vivendi

Aug. 29: Mario Superstar Baseball from Nintendo

Aug. 29: WWE Day of Reckoning 2 from THQ

Aug. 30: Namco Museum 50th Anniversary from Namco

Sept. 6: One Piece Grand Battle from Bandai

Sept. 12: Scooby Doo! Unmasked from THQ

Sept. 19: Battalion Wars from Nintendo

Sept. 19: Tak: The Great Juju Challenge from THQ

Sept. 26: NBA Live '06 from Electronic Arts

Sept. 30: Cabela's Outdoor Adventures 2006 from Activision

September: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects from Electronic Arts

September: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown from Ubisoft

September: Ultimate Spider-Man from Activision

Oct. 3: Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness from Nintendo

Oct. 4: Bratz: Rock Angelz from THQ

Oct. 17: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance from Nintendo

Oct. 18: Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D from Activision

Oct. 18: TY 3 - The Tasmanian Tiger from Activision

Oct. 19: SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS! from THQ

Oct. 24: Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix from Nintendo

Oct. 26: Nicktoons Unite! from THQ

October: Disney's Chicken Little from Buena Vista Games

October: Zatch Bell from Bandai

Nov. 1: Cabela's Dangerous Hunts from Activision

Nov. 1: SeaWorld: Shamu's Big Adventure from Activision

Nov. 1: The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer from THQ

Nov. 7: Mario Party 7 from Nintendo

Nov. 8: American Chopper Full Throttle from Activision

Nov. 8: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Electronic Arts

November: Karaoke Revolution Party from Konami

November: King Kong from Ubisoft

November: Mega Man X Collection from Capcom

November: Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts

November: Pac-Man World 3 from Namco

November: Shadow the Hedgehog from Sega

November: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

from Buena Vista Games

November: Viewtiful Joe Red Hot Rumble from Capcom

Dec. 5: Super Mario Strikers from Nintendo

Fall: Call of Duty: Big Red One from Activision

Fall: Frogger: Ancient Shadow from Konami

Fall: James Bond: From Russia With Love from Electronic Arts

Fall: Shrek SuperSlam from Activision

Fall: Spartan: Total Warrior from Sega

Fall: SSX On Tour from Electronic Arts

Fall: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare from Konami

Fall: The Sims 2 from Electronic Arts

Fall: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 from Electronic Arts

Fall: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland from Activision

Fall: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse from Activision

Q4: Ed, Edd and Eddy: The MisEdventures from Midway

Q4: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 from Midway

February: Teen Titans from Majesco

TBD: True Crime: New Crime New City from Activision

The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the best-selling Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue the tradition of delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games for players of all ages. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 2 billion video games and more than 353 million hardware units globally, creating enduring industry icons such as MarioTM and Donkey Kong and launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as Metroid, ZeldaTM and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.

For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

Related stories

Google Stadia Founder's Edition is nearly sold out

Premium bundle is being replaced with similar bundle sans Buddy Pass with a different controller

By Rebekah Valentine

Reggie Fils-Aimé joins New York Videogame Critics Circle board

Former Nintendo of America president to support non-profit focused on education opportunities for underserved communities

By Rebekah Valentine

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.