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Cube-based Arcade Board Planned

Nintendo, Sega and Namco forge an exciting alliance

Nintendo, Sega and Namco are teaming up to create an arcade board based on GameCube hardware, the former announced today. Codenamed Triforce, the board is aimed at creating a low-cost arcade solution capable of linking the arcade and home markets as SNK once attempted with its plan to store save data on the Neo Geo Pocket handheld. Nintendo may attempt a similar feat with its GameBoy Advance, which can already interact with the GameCube itself. Exact details of Sega and Namco's involvement has yet to be ascertained, but with their strengths in the software development side of things and newfound allegiance with Nintendo, we can expect to see some major titles based on familiar franchises. Triforce will be unveiled in prototype form on this Friday, February 22nd in Makuhari at the AOU 2002 Amusement Expo, with playable Soul Calibur II GameCube code promised also. It's surely no coincidence that Microsoft's Xbox videogames console launches on the very same day.

Source - IGN

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