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Nintendo lines up big guns for H1 2004

The latest release schedule from Nintendo reveals the company's plans for the first half of 2004, which include key releases on both GBA and GameCube from some of the biggest franchises in the industry.

The latest release schedule from Nintendo reveals the company's plans for the first half of 2004, which include key releases on both GBA and GameCube from some of the biggest franchises in the industry.

On GameCube, the key exclusives for the console include Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (February 15th), Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (March 11th), Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (also in March), Pokemon Channel (April) and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (Q2).

The Cube will also be getting the first full-size console RPG set in the Pokemon universe, Pokemon Colosseum, at some point in Q2. This line-up is supported by key multiplatform titles including James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Spawn Armageddon, R: Racing (the latest title in Namco's Ridge Racer series), and Sonic Heroes.

Meanwhile the Game Boy Advance also has an impressive selection of software in the first half of the year, kicking off with the handheld version of EA's Need for Speed Underground on January 16th and continuing with the latest addition to Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise on January 30th.

February 15th brings Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, while March sees the launch of Square Enix' Sword of Mana and Rare's Sabre Wulf. The first half release schedule also includes Sonic Battle, Metroid Zero Mission, Donkey Kong Country 2, F-Zero 2, Shining Soul 2 and Hideo Kojima's quirky and critically acclaimed Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand.

GameCube


World Racing January
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing 20th February
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life 15th February
Kirby Air Ride 26th February
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles 11th March
Spawn Armageddon 5th March
R: Racing 19th March
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes March
Scooby Doo! Mystery Mahem March
Sonic Heroes Q1
Puyo Pop Fever Q1
Pokîmon Channel April
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Q2
Pokîmon Colosseum Q2
Phantasy Star Online III: C.A.R.D Revolution Q2


Game Boy Advance


Need for Speed Underground 16th January
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards 30th January
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town 15th February
Sword of Mana 18th March
Sabre Wolf March
Sonic Battle Q1
Metroid: Zero Mission April
Donkey Kong Country 2 Q2
F-Zero 2 Q2
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Q2
Shining Soul 2 Q2

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Rob Fahey: Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.