Nintendo announced today in Japan that it has signed a deal with Namco to cocreate a new Star Fox game for the GameCube, to be released in April 2003 in that territory. Also, a version of the game will be developed for Nintendo’s GameCube-based Triforce arcade hardware. No further details regarding the new Star Fox game were given. Namco also announced its remaining software lineup for the GameCube for the next year: Namco will release a new Mr. Driller game for the GameCube in Japan at the end of this year, as well as a Ridge series racing game tentatively scheduled for release in March of 2003. Namco will also release Soul Calibur 2 in January of 2003, an installment in the Tales RPG series in July 2003, and an original RPG purported to have a unique battle system in December 2003.