Let’s face it — gamers aren’t the most patient of folk. We want our game fix, and we want it now! But in just a few months, what patience we can muster will pay off tenfold. With more and more third-party developers throwing in with Gamecube, we’re sure to have more and more games developed for the system, and that’s a good thing. Many of those games will get their premiere showing at the Electronics Entertainment Expo this coming May — and that’s only six months away. Six months after that, the Gamecube will hopefully be on store shelves — and gaming goodness will be ours.
Until then, however, Nintendo has quite a few tricks up its sleeve: Eternal Darkness, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and a host of Game Boy Advance titles to go with the new handheld system’s launch early next year. And that doesn’t even count the other third-party titles, like THQ’s Aidyn Chronicles, that we have to look forward to.
Sure, it’ll be tough — we’ll probably start slavering all over our shirts and barking mindlessly at the moon once we’ve played Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the third time while waiting for the next big thing from Nintendo — but we can be sure of one thing. When the Gamecube and GBA come out, and we get our hands on it, we’ll be slobbering over ourselves with joy — and the only downside to that is a pricier dry-cleaning bill.
In other news, Carl is taking a bit of a vacation from N-Summary, and will be back in January. Until then, Nintendo Editor extraordinaire Michael Wolf is taking over the column. You can direct all your hate mail to him, but be kind — he has a fragile heart. But you should still send your feedback to nintendo, and be sure to put “N-Summary” in the subject line. It just makes life easier for everyone.