Nintendo Prepares for Post-Holiday Consumption of Games
Company: Nintendo
After recovering from your turkey-dinner coma and dry-cleaning the nog stains off your pants that no longer fit, you'll need a way to spend all those gift cards that your relatives gave you. The holidays are still weeks away, but Nintendo already has its eyes on 2005.

Nintendo's game lineup for 2005 comes stuffed with innovative new games that take advantage of the touch-screen and wireless capabilities of the new Nintendo DSTM. Likewise, owners of Nintendo GameCubeTM and Game Boy® Advance SP will find new ways to enjoy new and favorite franchises. New tricks like using bongos to control characters in Donkey Kong® Jungle Beat for Nintendo GameCube and an internal gyro sensor in WarioWareTM Twisted! for Game Boy Advance SP enhance the game experience as only Nintendo can.

Here's a glimpse of what you'll be playing on Nintendo systems in the first part of 2005, along with dozens of unannounced titles that are currently in development.

Nintendo DS

Feb. 14: WarioWareTM Touched! from Nintendo
March 14: Pokémon Dash from Nintendo
March: Yoshi's Touch & Go from Nintendo
March: Atari Classics from Atari
March: Pac Pix from Namco
Q1: Need for Speed UndergroundTM 2 from Electronic Arts
Q2: Metroid Prime® Hunters from Nintendo
May: Ultimate Card GamesTM from Telegames
June: Ultimate Brain GamesTM from Telegames
New titles for Nintendo franchises like Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Advance Wars remain in development

Nintendo GameCube

January: Resident Evil® 4 from Capcom
January: Virtua QuestTM from Sega
Feb. 8: NBA Street Vol. 3 from Electronic Arts
Feb. 14: Star Fox®: Assault from Nintendo
February: Winnie the Pooh from Ubisoft
March 14: Donkey Kong® Jungle Beat from Nintendo
March: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Chaos Theory from Ubisoft
March: Dragon Ball Z® Sagas from Atari
Q1: Mortal Kombat®: DeceptionTM from Midway
Q2: Donkey Konga 2 from Nintendo
Q2: Fire Emblem from Nintendo
Q2: Geist from Nintendo and an all-new adventure of The Legend of Zelda® from Nintendo is in development.

Game Boy Advance SP

Jan. 10: The Legend of Zelda®: The Minish Cap from Nintendo
January: Banjo Pilot from THQ
February: Rave MasterTM: Special Attack ForceTM from Konami
February: Shaman King: Legacy of Spirits – Soaring Hawk from Konami
February: Ace Combat from Namco
February: Klonoa® 2 from Namco
February: Winnie the Pooh from Ubisoft
March 21: WarioWare Twisted! from Nintendo
March: Mario Party® Advance from Nintendo
March: Backyard Baseball from Atari
March: Pac Pinball from Namco
April: Pokémon Emerald from Nintendo
Q2: Fire Emblem 2 from Nintendo
Q2: Ultimate Pocket GamesTM from Telegames
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Game: Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)