News Archives for: July 2003

FORE! Mushroom Kingdom Country Club Celebrates Golf Course Grand Opening
Posted on July 25, 2003 @ 5:20 PM EDT by: Hairball
Mario's New Mind-Blowing Links Hit Hole-in-One

REDMOND, Wash., July 24, 2003 – On July 28, Mushroom Kingdom residents are invited to celebrate the grand opening of two new celebrity-designed golf courses at Mushroom Kingdom Country Club (MKCC). Video game icon, Mario™, has worked tirelessly to create the most innovative links the golfing world has ever seen. Under his careful supervision, course landscaping with Piranha Plants and course transportation has been completely revamped—just wait until you see the new warp pipes he installed. Plus, Mario has coordinated a cheerleading support group, the MKCC Driving Divas, to motivate players through tricky spots, Chomp Chains and Thwomps. As part of the grand-opening celebration, all membership dues will be waived with a one-time $49.99 joining fee.

"With our one-of-a-kind golfing experience, Mushroom Kingdom Country Club has gone to great 'links' to satisfy players," says Mario. "Our free lessons, diverse personnel and eye-popping ambience are attracting prospective new members of all ages and skill levels. Plus, on my courses, you'll never have to wait for a tee time."

Players are encouraged to grab their golf clubs and head to the exclusive Mushroom Kingdom Country Club—available only on Nintendo GameCube™—in Mario Golf™: Toadstool Tour.

For more information about Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and other Nintendo products, visit: www.nintendo.com and www.mario-golf.com.

Source: Nintendo Press Room

Nintendo facts... from Nintendo
Posted on July 24, 2003 @ 5:50 PM EDT by: Hairball
DID YOU KNOW... You, being a smart observer of the video game industry, know the games beat isn't just about the Nintendo GameCube™ vs. PlayStation2 vs. Xbox. You know your readers - at least 14.5 million of them - are interested in information that's, pardon the pun, in your back pocket.

You may recognize nearly half of all game systems sold in America last month were Game Boy® Advance systems. Forty-five percent, to be exact, almost as many as all three consoles combined.

Game Boy Advance also is outselling PlayStation2 through the first six months of this year. And six of the top 10 selling games in the country right now play only on the world's favorite hand-held, Game Boy Advance.

The momentum will heat up even more on Sept. 8, when Onyx (black) and Flame (red) will join the current Platinum (silver) and Cobalt (dark blue) Game Boy Advance SP systems.

Source: Nintendo Press Room

Nintendo Product Update
Posted on July 23, 2003 @ 1:45 AM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo has posted a press release, and here are some of the highlights of the report.

"More than 100 new first- and third-party titles expected for Nintendo GameCube, stretching through the holidays."

"In November, Mario fans rejoice with the release of Mario Kart®: Double Dash!!™ and Mario Party®5. Both have a suggested retail price of $49.99 and launch Nov. 17 and Nov. 11 respectively."

"Complimenting the release of the all-time best-selling video game in history, Super Mario® Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.® 3 on Oct. 21, are the Super Mario Advance 4-e cards for Nintendo's e-Reader. The game will retail for $34.99."

"Also on Nov. 17, the famous brothers unite with Mario & Luigi™, providing an all-new role-playing experience for a suggested retail price of $34.99."

Source: Nintendo Press Release