GameBoy Advance Unveiled

[[It's Coming]]

Game Boy Advance will be released in the U.S. on June 11, but the lucky gamers in Japan will experience the power of GBA on March 21st. A major press event recently took place in Japan, revealing exciting news about the future of Game Boy Advance.

At this event, speeches were made by Mr. Atsushi Asada, Executive Vice President, Nintendo Co., Ltd; Mr. Satoru Iwata, Corporate Planning Div. Director/General Manager, Nintendo Co., Ltd; and Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, General Producer of Pokémon, President of Creatures.

Mr. Asada confirmed that 25 Game Boy Advance games will be available when the revolutionary system hits store shelves in Japan.

The new console, which will cost 9,800 yen ($82) in Japan, already has consumers rushing for it. That consumer response is expected to be repeated in the US beginning June 11, when Nintendo's wildly anticipated Game Boy Advance arrives with a slate of 15 brand new games designed specifically to demonstrate its breakthrough performance, headlined by Nintendo icon Mario in Super Mario Advance. The system will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $99.95, while new game software will retail for between $29.95 and $39.95.

[[Full Title List]]

U.S. Launch Games

These are published by Nintendo and scheduled to be released in the United States on June 11, the date of the GBA launch in the U.S.

F-Zero®: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance

These are licensee games scheduled to be released in the United States on June 11.

Army Men® Advance (3DO)
ChuChu Rocket!TM (Sega)
Dodge Ball Advance (Atlus)
Fire Pro Wrestling (BAM)
Fortress (Majesco)
High HeatTM Major League Baseball® 2002 (3DO)
Iridion 3-D (Majesco)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Majesco)
Rayman (Ubi Soft)
Ready 2 Rumble® Boxing: Round 2 (Midway)
Tony Hawk Pro Skater (Activision)
Top Gear GT Championship (Kemco)
TweetyTM and the Magic Jewel (Kemco)

Japanese Launch Games from Nintendo

F-Zero for Game Boy Advance
Kuru Kuru Kururin
Napoleon
Super Mario Advance

Japanese Launch Games from Licensees

Advance GTA (MTO)
All Japan GT Championship (Kemco)
Boku Wa Koukuu Kansei-Kan (I Am an Air System Controller) (Tam)
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Konami)
Chu Chu Rocket (Sega)
Dodge Ball Fighters (Atlus)
EZ Talk (Keynet)
Fire Pro Wrestling Ace (Spike)
Golf Master - Japan Golf Tour Game (Konami)
J-League Pocket (Konami)
Momotaro Festival (Hudson)
Monster Guardians (Konami)
Mr. Driller 2 (Namco)
Pinobee's Great Adventure (Hudson)
Power Pro-kun Pocket (Konami)
Rockman EXE (Capcom)
Silent Hill (Konami)
Tweety's Hearty Party (Kemco)
Wai Wai Racing Advance (Konami)
Winning Post (Koei)
Yu-gi Ou: Dungeon Monsters (Konami)

Nintendo Games under Development

Some of these games are currently scheduled to be released in Japan, and some games may in fact never be released.

Baketsu Daisakusen (Horse Racing)
Fire Emblem - Maiden of the Dark (tentative title)
Game Boy Wars Advance (tentative title)
Hanasaki Gassen (Flower Blooming Competition)
Magical Vacation (tentative title)
Mario Kart Advance (tentative title)
Ougon no Taiyo (Golden Sun)
Tactics Ogre Gaiden (tentative title)

Licensee Games

Some of these games may only be released in Japan, or may never get released at all.

Aerial Aces (Majesco)
Bomberman Story (Hudson)
Digi-Communication (Media Works)
Dokapon (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
Doraemon (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
Caesar's Palace (Majesco)
Earthworm Jim (Majesco)
F-18 (Majesco)
Golf Master (Konami)
Hatena Satena (Hudson)
Hello Kitty Miracle Collection (Imagineer)
Jelly Belly (Majesco)
Land Before Time
Lego Racers II (Lego)
M&M's: Lost in Time (Majesco)
Mail de Cute (Konami)
Men in Black (Crave)
Minna to Ishyo! (MTO)
MLB Sluggers (Midway)
Momo Taro Matsuri (Momo Taro Festival) (Hudson)
Monster Breeder (Konami)
Morita Shogi Advanced (Hudson)
Mugen Kikou Zero Tours (Unlimited Mystery Zero Tours) (Media Ring)
NFL Blitz 2002 (Midway)
NHL Hitz (Midway)
Pac-Man Advanced (Midway)
Paintball (Majesco)
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Majesco)
Power Rangers Time Force (THQ)
Puyo Puyo (Sega)
Rayman (Ubi Soft)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 (Midway)
Reiji Matsumoto's Space Hexcite X (Jordan)
Rocket Power (THQ)
Rugrats (THQ)
Sansara Naga (Victor Interactive Software)
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (THQ)
Sonic the Hedgehog Advanced (Sega)
Spongebob Squarepants (THQ)
Star Communicator (Konami)
Super Block Bus 4 Advance (Starfish)
Tiny Toons (Two tiles) (Conspiracy)
Tetris (THQ)
Wild Thornberrys (THQ)
WWF (THQ)

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