Nintendo Kicks off Dog Days of Summer
Company: Nintendo
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
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