What A Year!

At a New York City analyst briefing on April 1, 2004, Nintendo provided an update on some of the new and exciting products on tap for 2004, including new accessories and content for the best-selling Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube

The Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, which allows players to compete head-to-head without the use of cords, will be packaged with the September release of Pok?mon Fire Red and Pok?mon Leaf Green. In Japan, more than 2 million copies of Pok?mon Fire Red and Pok?mon Leaf Green featuring the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter have been sold since their launch at the end of January. The June 28 release of Mario Golf: Advance Tour for Game Boy Advance also will make use of the adapter, which will be sold separately.

Game Boy Advance Video, remarkable new video paks that allow two cartoon episodes to be played on the Game Boy Advance, will be available in June.

Upcoming games for Nintendo GameCube include the release of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ on April 5; Custom Robo on May 10; The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures on June 7; Pikmin 2 in August; Donkey Konga in September; and Paper Mario 2, Geist, Metroid Prime 2, Star Fox 2, Mario Tennis and Mario Party 6 in the fourth quarter. Nintendo also announced the upcoming release of the higher-capacity Memory Card 1019 for Nintendo GameCube.

Game Boy Advance will see the release of the Classic NES Series on June 7. Eight retro games from the 1980s make a comeback in a hand-held version at an MSRP of $19.99 each. More than 900,000 of these classic games sold in four weeks in Japan.

Other upcoming Game Boy Advance titles include Mario vs. Donkey Kong on May 24; Hamtaro 4 in July; F-Zero 2 in September; and Mario Pinball, Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario Tennis, a new Kirby game and a hand-held Mario Party title in the fourth quarter.

Note: Source: Nintendo