Nintendo has issued a couple of press releases for the European market this morning at E3 in Los Angeles, including tentative release dates for first and third party titles. Although the third party dates appear slightly, well, outdated, the first party listing is the first firm indication we've had of the release dates for several major titles. As we know, Super Smash Brothers Melee and NBA Courtside 2002 will be released this Friday, 24th May, to be followed by the release of Pikmin on 16th June. According to the release, October will herald the arrival in the European market of Super Mario Sunshine and Eternal Darkness, followed in November by Star Fox Adventures and in December by Metroid Prime, which it would appear has been rearing its head at E3 after all. We can also expect the release in December of Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 on the GameBoy Advance. Yoshi's Island is of course the Super FX powered SNES game from days of yore and will doubtless meet with great enthusiasm at retail, just as its predecessors have done. Related Feature - Pre-E3: Cube games galore
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