News Archives for: October 2001

Hard Disk Card for GameCube!
Posted on October 29, 2001 @ 8:44 PM EST by: Hairball
PlanetGameCube reports that there will be an IBM Hard Disk Card for the GameCube. It's very small, and it can hold 1 GB of data, which is close to one GameCube game.

The Hard Disk Card is connected to the GameCube's high-speed port, which is kind of for expansions and stuff like that.

Link: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2292

Europe may be Cubed in September 2002
Posted on October 26, 2001 @ 9:28 PM EDT by: Hairball
There is some speculation that Nintendo will prolong the delay of the GameCube in Europe, which is not a "top priority" for Nintendo at the moment. And it could be possible for the system to be released in September 2002, a year later than the release in Japan, and 10 months later than North America.

Link: http://www.fgnonline.com/nintendo/news/20381.html

Free Demo with Luigi's Mansion?
Posted on October 26, 2001 @ 9:26 PM EDT by: Hairball
PlanetGameCube has reported that there is a possible demo in the Luigi's Mansion game for the GameCube. From Gamespot pictures of the Luigi's Mansion Box, where the ESRB rating is, it says "Includes demo rated E by the ESRB". Which means that it is likely that there is some sort of demo in it.

It's not known what game it will exactly be, but it is possible that it could be Pikmin, which will be released later, and it's the only "E" rated game Nintendo is releasing this year. But who knows, maybe it could be the Mario game, maybe...

Link: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2283

New SSB Melee Screenshots
Posted on October 23, 2001 @ 9:03 PM EDT by: Hairball
FGN Online has posted new screenshots on Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube. Most of these screens reflect the actual gameplay view, rather than cinematics.

Link: http://www.fgnonline.com/nintendo/news/20327.html