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Nintendo & Namco Join Forces to Bring Software To Market

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT

Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Namco Limited announced today they have joined forces to bring multiple Namco software titles to the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

A total of six Namco Nintendo GameCube titles are slated for release on the Nintendo GameCube by the end of 2003, including the highly acclaimed Soul Calibur and Mr. Driller series. Under the agreement, Nintendo and Namco will jointly develop a Nintendo GameCube space shooter game based on Nintendo's popular Star Fox franchise.

Additionally, eight Namco titles are scheduled to appear on the Game Boy Advance by the end of 2002.

Specific launch details for the U.S. market were not announced.

Titles in development include:

Nintendo GameCube

  • Mr. Driller (working title) - November 2002
  • Soul Calibur 2 - January 2003
  • Ridge Series Racing Game (title to be announced) - March 2003
  • Star Fox (working title) - April 2003
  • Tales RPG (title to be announced) - July 2003
  • Original RPG (title to be announced) - December 2003

Game Boy Advance

  • Family Tennis Advance - June 2002
  • Famista Advance - June 2002
  • Mr. Driller Ace - August 2002
  • Klonoa of the Wind G2 - August 2002
  • Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 - October 2002
  • Klonoa of the Wind (title to be announced) - November 2002
  • Puzzle Game (title to be announced) - December 2002
  • Tales of Phantasia - December 2002
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