After what seems like months of waiting, May 3rd finally arrived, and Gamecube has launched in the UK across Europe - retailing at an astonishingly low 129 after the recent price cut.


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So now you've got your Gamecube (or maybe you're considering one soon), you'll want to know what launch titles are out, and what are worth buying.

Day one launch titles - 1st Party:
Luigi's Mansion
Wave Race: Blue Storm

Day one launch titles - 3rd Party:
2002 FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts)
Batman Vengeance (Ubi Soft Entertainment)
Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (Activision)
Burnout (Acclaim)
Cel Damage (Electronic Arts)
Crazy Taxi (Acclaim)
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (Acclaim)
Driven (BAM)
Donald Duck Quack Attack (Ubi Soft)
ESPN International Winter Sports (Konami)
Extreme G3 (Acclaim)
ISS2 - International Superstar Soccer 2 (Konami)
NHL Hitz (Midway)
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (Sega/Infogrames) Exclusive
Star Wars Rogue Leader Rogue Squadron II (LucasArts) Exclusive
Super Monkey Ball (Sega/Infogrames)
Tarzan Freeride (Ubi Soft)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Activision)
Universal Studios (Kemco)

Our hot tips for the best buys at launch are Luigi's Mansion from Nintendo, Super Monkey Ball from Sega/Infogrames, and Star Wars Rogue Leader Rogue Squadron II from LucasArts.

Other titles that we simply can't wait to arrive, and are well worth pre-ordering now, are Super Smash Bros. Melee from Nintendo which launches on May 24th, Pikmin from Nintendo which releases on June 14th, Mario Sunshine from Nintendo and Star Fox Adventures from Nintendo both of which are due before the end of the year. Resident Evil from Capcom, is also well worth adding to your brimming pre-order list.

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