Nintendo Europe announced overnight that there will be 100 PAL Nintendo Gamecube games in stores by Christmas. From these Hot 100 titles, Nintendo have selected the 'Scorchers', games any serious gamer would be a fool to miss. These include the best of the 1st and 3rd party titles which will be available in time to grace the Christmas lists of all discerning games enthusiasts. Some of the 'Scorchers' include:

Exclusive First Party:
Disney's Magical Mirror 13th September
Doshin the Giant 20th September
Super Mario Sunshine 4th October
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 1st November
Star Fox Adventures 22nd November
Mario Party 4 29th November
Wario World 6th December

Third Party Games:
Time Splitters 2 (Eidos) 1 September
Resident Evil (Capcom) 13 September
Turok Evolution (Acclaim) September
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (EA) 25 October
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (LucasArts) 8 November
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (EA) 15 November
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Activision) 30 November
Die Hard: Vendetta (VUG/NDA Productions) 8 November
James Bond: NightFire (EA) November
FIFA Football 2003 (EA) November

New Zealand release dates are expected to be pretty close to the European dates that have been listed above.