Nintendo have revealed their planned European release schedule for first and third-party titles across their three formats between April and June of this year.

The second quarter starts off with the release of Namco title Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean on the Gamecube, which sees players going in search of five Magnus cards, in gameplay which is claimed to "revolutionise the role playing genre".

Fox McCloud will also be making a welcome return in Star Fox Assault which is due for release later in April, whilst Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade is set to offer not only more music, but also two new modes of play including a four-player option and a musical sequence game where players have to memorise the order of the beats.

GameCube

Baten Kaitos
1 April 2005
Viewtiful Joe 2
1 April 2005
Star Fox Assault
29 April 2005
Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade
3 June 2005
Batman Begins
June 2005
Madagascar
June 2005
Killer 7
27 June 2005
Medal of Honor 4
Q2 2005


Game Boy Advance SP
Yoshi’s Universal Gravitation
22 April 2005
Kingdom of Hearts Chain of Memories
6 May 2005
Herby Fully Loaded
May 2005
Care Bears
May 2005
Koala Brothers
May 2005
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
May 2005
WarioWare Twisted!
3 June 2005
Mario Party Advance
24 June 2005
Batman Begins
June 2005
Madagascar
June 2005


Nintendo DS
Yoshi Touch & Go
6 May 2005
Need for Speed Underground 2
29 April 2005
Cocoto Card Racer
April 2005
Space Invadors Revolution
April 2005
Ultimate Brain games
May 2005
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
May 2005
Madagascar
June 2005
Ultimate Card games
June 2005
Pac-Pix
Q2 2005


The Nintendo DS launch on March 11th will no doubt be boosted by the news of the new titles which have been confirmed today, and the built-in Pictochat software seems as though it'll be put to good use with Yoshi Touch & Go which will detect any active PictoChat conversations going on nearby whilst the game is being played.

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