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Nintendo's Q1 Euro dates

No sign of Zelda...

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Nintendo's done as it often does and issued a list of release dates for all its major first quarter 2006 releases in one fell swoop.

The list, which notably lacks The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for GameCube, pins dates to the likes of Phoenix Wright, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Animal Crossing, all for DS, and gives us an idea of when to expect the likes of Trauma Centre and Harvest Moon (DS and Cube).

It also features an entry for Brain Training (working title), which has done sterling business for Nintendo on the DS in Japan - prior to unveiling the Revolution controller during his Tokyo Game Show address, Satoru Iwata used the game as an example of how small development outlays can still reap massive rewards for the company under its current philosophy.

Here's a list of all the major exclusives and first or second party titles:

  • Nintendo DS:
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - 27th January
  • Rainbow Island Revolution - February
  • Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble - February
  • Brain Training - March
  • Trauma Centre: Under The Knife - March
  • Harvest Moon - March
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - 10th March
  • Tamagotchi - 17th March
  • Worms - 17th March
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World - 31st March
  • GBA:
  • Top Spin - January
  • Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection - Jan/Feb
  • Wario Ware Twisted! - 24th February
  • Final Fantasy 4 Advance - early 2006
  • Tales of Phantasia - 31st March
  • Cube:
  • Mario Party 7 - 27th January
  • Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble - February
  • Harvest Moon Magical Melody - March
  • Odama - 31st March

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