We've confirmed now that certain GameStop locations have gotten Prophecy Advance in stock today. Be sure to call first, because not all stores have received it. The GameStop website appears to have gotten more copies as well, since the game is once again shipping from here.
During the recent E3 Expo, the CIC's very own Chris Reid visited the Destination Software booth where Prophecy GBA was running. While he was there, he conducted something of an impromptu interview with some Destination employees.. and he got it all on camera! The video is 2:40 in length and weighs in at 11MB. You can download it here. If you have trouble playing the file, try updating your DivX installation.
I was gonna cut out the part where I said cheesy stuff and wasn't choking on my words, but then there wouldn't be a video left. Justin and I planned to go together so you could see my CIC shirt and get nice steady camera angles, but we got split up and I just happened to wander over. The whole situation sort of took me by surprise, and I'm really happy I got footage I did. Thanks to Juan Gutierrez from Destination (I believe) for being such a good sport there.
Thanks to Raylight, we now have screenshots of Prophecy GBA's credits which roll when you die. I assume they're also displayed when you complete the game. It's actually quite a short list, even for a GBA game.
Dozens of games come out each week for a variety of systems and computers, and it's a special class of game that gets its launch mentioned throughout the major media outlets. We're happy to see Prophecy Advance taking off in this manner. GameSpot, IGN, and GameCubeLand have similar announcements stemming from the original press release. Although the game is still a few weeks away in most of Europe, the press there has already taken an early liking to it. InsiderGamer.nl and PlanetGameBoy.de have also reported on the game's shipment.
Subj: Wing Commander Prophecy GBA
Date: 5/29/2003 2:17:29 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Wing Commander Prophecy for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance, has been shipped to stores in the US.
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Raylight Studios S.r.l.
The whole crew escorts Zero through the stylish briefing room doorway.