1997 in video gaming

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Events[edit | edit source]

  • October 4 — Gunpei Yokoi (1941–1997) dies after a double car accident.
  • November – Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) launched.
  • 3rd annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)
  • TSR, Inc., the owner of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, was acquired by Wizards of the Coast.
  • 3D Realms begins production of the infamous Duke Nukem Forever, winner of numerous vaporware awards.

Notable releases[edit | edit source]

Video game platforms
Mac Macintosh / Mac OS
N64 Nintendo 64
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
Sat Sega Saturn
Win Microsoft Windows
  • January 2 - Diablo (PC)
  • February 10 - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
  • February 28 - Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64)(PC)
  • March 20 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS) (Sega Saturn)
  • April 1 - SoulTrap (PC)
  • April 30 - Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (PC)
  • May 31 - MDK: (PC) (PS)
  • June 26 - Dungeon Keeper (PC)
  • July 1 - Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64)
  • July 30 - Carmageddon (PC)
  • July 31 - Mega Man X4 (PSX)
  • August 25 - GoldenEye 007 (N64)
  • August 31 - Hexen II (PC)
  • September 7 - Final Fantasy VII (PS), (PC)
  • September 19 - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS), (PC)
  • September 25 - Ultima Online (PC)
  • September 30 - Fallout (PC)
  • September 30 - Total Annihilation (PC)
  • October - Grand Theft Auto (PC)
  • October 9 - Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC)
  • October 26 - Age of Empires (PC)
  • October 29 - Riven (PC) (Mac)
  • October 31 - The Curse of Monkey Island (PC)
  • November - Tomb Raider II (PC) (PS)
  • November 14 - Postal (PC)
  • November 21 - Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
  • November 25 - Myth: The Fallen Lords (PC)
  • December 6 - Quake II (PC)
  • December 10 - JSF - Joint Strike Fighter (PC)
  • December 19 - Wing Commander: Prophecy (PC)
  • December 23 - Gran Turismo (PS1)

Hardware[edit | edit source]

  • March 1 — The Nintendo 64 is released in Europe and Australia
  • October — Nintendo releases a smaller redesigned SNES.
  • Sony releases PlayStation development software for PC
  • Tiger Electronics releases the Game.com

Business[edit | edit source]

  • Activision acquires CentreSoft Ltd. and Raven Software
  • Electronic Arts Inc. acquires Maxis
  • GameTek filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed its doors in July 1999
  • 2015, Inc. founded
  • 4D Rulers Software, Inc. founded
  • September — 4HEAD Studios created
  • Bungie Studios West formed by Bungie Software Products Corp.
  • Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation founded
  • Crave Entertainment, Inc. formed
  • August — Human Head Studios, Inc. formed
  • Illusion Softworks, a.s. founded
  • April 15 — Irem Software Engineering Inc. founded
  • Irrational Games LLC founded
  • Mythic Entertainment renames itself from Interworld Productions after name dispute with another "Interworld" company
  • THQ renamed from Toy Head-Quarters, Inc.
  • Warthog PLC founded

Lawsuits[edit | edit source]

  • Nintendo v. Games City; Nintendo sues Games City for selling the Game Doctor and Doctor V64 backup devices for the SNES and N64 consoles. Nintendo wins the suit.
  • Nintendo v. Prima Publishing; Nintendo sues Prima over copyrights to map of the N64 video game GoldenEye 007. Nintendo loses the suit
  • Nintendo vs Sony Video Games; Nintendo sues Sony over copyrights about Mario game

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge August 31, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World December 19, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
64 Ōzumō November 28, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
64 Ōzumō 2 November 28, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
688(I) Hunter/Killer July 4, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
7th Legion 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
A Fork in the Tale February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
ABC Sports Indy Racing 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Ace Combat 2 October, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Ace Combat 2 July 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Ace Combat 2 May 30, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Actua Golf 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Actua Golf April 4, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Actua Golf April 4, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Actua Golf 2 September, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Aero Fighters Assault October 30, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
AeroGauge December 19, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Age of Empires September 9, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
AirCars 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alien Cabal 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Amok January 17, 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
Amok June 20, 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
Animaniacs March 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Animaniacs Game Pack 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Area 51 March 14, 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Area 51 May 1, 1997 Video Game Europe PSX
Area 51 February 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Area 51 March 20, 1997 Video Game Japan PSX
Armored Core October 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Armored Core July 10, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Automobili Lamborghini December 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Automobili Lamborghini November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Azure Dreams November 13, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Balls of Steel December 12, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game February 14, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn, PSX
Battle Circuit 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia April 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Blade Runner (1997) November 21, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blast Corps 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Blast Corps February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Blast Corps March 21, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Blood June 20, 1997 Video Game Europe DOS
Blood May 31, 1997 Video Game North America DOS
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bloody Roar October 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Bloody Roar July 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Arcade
Bloody Roar November 6, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Bomberman 64 November 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Bomberman 64 November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Bomberman 64 September 26, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Bravo Air Race December, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bravo Air Race September 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bravo Air Race July 31, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Breath of Fire II September 30, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo Power
Breath of Fire III September 11, 1997 Video Game Japan PSX
British Open Championship Golf April 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions August, 1997 Video Game NA
Bubble Symphony November 27, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bubsy 3D August, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Bushido Blade September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PSX
Bushido Blade March 14, 1997 Video Game Japan PSX
Carmageddon 64 June 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Casper 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Casper March 14, 1997 Video Game Japan Undefined
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night November 1, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night October 2, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night March 20, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Chameleon Twist December 6, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Chameleon Twist November 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Chameleon Twist December 12, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon December 23, 1997 Video Game Japan PlyStation
Chopper Attack November 28, 1997 Video Game Japan N64
Clay Fighter 63⅓ November, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Clay Fighter 63⅓ October 23, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Clock Tower ~The First Fear~ July 17, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Command & Conquer 1997 Video Game Europe SEGA Saturn
Command & Conquer January 15, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Command & Conquer: Gold March 10, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Counterstrike April 3, 1997 Expansion North America DOS, Microsoft Windows
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - The Aftermath September 17, 1997 Expansion North America DOS, Microsoft Windows
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - The Domination Pack October 28, 1997 Bundle North America Microsoft Windows
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor November 30, 1997 Video Game North America PC
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos November 26, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Crypt Killer February 27, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Crypt Killer March 7, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dark Earth September 30, 1997 Video Game North America Windows
Dark Rift June 30, 1997 Video Game North America N64
Dark Savior 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dead or Alive October 9, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Diablo 1997 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows
Diablo: Hellfire November 24, 1997 Expansion North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Diddy Kong Racing November 21, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Diddy Kong Racing November 14, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Disney's Hercules 1997 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Disney's Hercules 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Disney's Ready to Read with Pooh 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Donkey Kong Land III October 30, 1997 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Donkey Kong Land III October 1, 1997 Video Game North America Game Boy
DOOM March 31, 1997 Video Game North America SEGA Saturn
DOOM 64 March 31, 1997 Video Game International Nintendo 64
Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki March 21, 1997 Video Game Japan N64
Dōsei May 23, 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
Drag Race/Desert Fox 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dragon Force 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Dragon Knight 4 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation, Saturn
Dragonheart: Fire & Steel March, 1997 Video Game Europe Undefined
Dragonheart: Fire & Steel March, 1997 Video Game Australia Undefined
Dragonheart: Fire & Steel April, 1997 Video Game Japan Undefined
Duke Nukem 3D 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Duke Nukem 3D December, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Duke Nukem 3D November 14, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Duke Nukem 3D January 1, 1997 Video Game North America Game.com
Duke Nukem 3D 1997 Video Game North America macOS, Saturn
Duke Nukem 3D September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Duke Nukem 3D October 31, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Duke Nukem 64 October 31, 1997 Video Game North America N64
Dungeon Keeper June 26, 1997 Video Game North America DOS, Microsoft Windows
Dynasty Warriors December, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dynasty Warriors June 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dynasty Warriors February 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Eikō no Saint Andrews August 28, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Einhänder November 20, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Extreme-G December 9, 1997 Video Game Europe N64
Extreme-G September 30, 1997 Video Game North America N64
F1 Pole Position 64 September 30, 1997 Video Game North America N64
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game November 1, 1997 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Famista 64 November 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Fantastic Four September 15, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
FIFA Soccer 64 February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
FIFA Soccer Manager 1997 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 1997 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows, Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 June 17, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 December 1, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 December 20, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 November, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 December, 1997 Video Game North America Game Boy
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 December 30, 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
Final Fantasy IV March 21, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Final Fantasy Tactics December 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII November 14, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII August 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII January 31, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII International October 2, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Frogger September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PSX, PC
Front Mission 2 September 25, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Front Mission Alternative December 18, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
G-Nome February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
G-Police November 30, 1997 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
G-Police October, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
G-Police September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Game Tengoku June 6, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ September 30, 1997 Video Game Japan Super Famicom (Nintendo Power)
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ March 20, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation the Best
GoldenEye 007 August 25, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
GoldenEye 007 August 25, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
GoldenEye 007 August 23, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Gradius Gaiden August 28, 1997 Video Game Japan PS1
Gran Turismo December 23, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Grand Theft Auto October, 1997 Video Game Europe DOS, Microsoft Windows
Grand Theft Auto December, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Grid Runner June, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Hardcore 4X4 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
Heiwa Pachinko World 64 November 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Hexen June 24, 1997 Video Game North America Undefined
Hexen December 18, 1997 Video Game Japan Undefined
HeXen II August 31, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Hollywood Mogul 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ignition 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Incubation: Time Is Running Out September 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Independence Day 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Independence Day February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Undefined
International Rally Championship 1997 Video Game Brazil Microsoft Windows
International Rally Championship September 22, 1997 Video Game United Kingdom Microsoft Windows
International Rally Championship October 17, 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
International Superstar Soccer 64 June 1, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
International Superstar Soccer 64 July 31, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
International Superstar Soccer 64 September 18, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
International Superstar Soccer Deluxe February, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Interstate '76 March 28, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Iron Soldier 2 April, 1997 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 February 21, 1997 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
J-League Dynamite Soccer 64 September 5, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
J-League Eleven Beat 1997 October 24, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
J-League Live 64 March 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Jack Nicklaus 4 1997 Video Game Undefined
Jersey Devil December 12, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Jersey Devil December 12, 1997 Video Game Australia PlayStation
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 4 March 14, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
JumpStart Math for First Graders 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
JumpStart Math for Second Graders 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
JumpStart Reading for First Graders 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
JumpStart Spanish 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Killer Instinct Gold July 4, 1997 Video Game Europe Undefined
Killer Instinct Gold May 9, 1997 Video Game Australia Undefined
Kirby Super Star January 23, 1997 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Kirby Super Star January 23, 1997 Video Game Australia Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Kirby's Dream Land 3 November 27, 1997 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Kirby's Star Stacker October 20, 1997 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Kirby's Star Stacker July 7, 1997 Video Game North America Game Boy
Kirby's Star Stacker July 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Kirby's Star Stacker November 17, 1997 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
KKND: Krush, Kill 'N' Destroy March 25, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Lethal Enforcers I & II 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Libero Grande 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete July 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Mace: The Dark Age December, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mace: The Dark Age October, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Madden Football 64 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Madden NFL 97 1997 Video Game Europe Genesis
Madden NFL 97 1997 Video Game North America Genesis
Madden NFL 98 September, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Madden NFL 98 July 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Madden NFL 98 October 31, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Madden NFL 98 November, 1997 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Madden NFL 98 August 26, 1997 Video Game North America Sega Saturn
Madden NFL 98 1997 Video Game North America Genesis
Mahjong 64 April 4, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mahjong Hourouki Classic August 1, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Mario Kart 64 June 24, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Mario Kart 64 February 10, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Masters '98: Haruka Naru Augusta December 26, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Mega Man Legends December 18, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection July 31, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Mischief Makers January 15, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Mischief Makers October 1, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Mischief Makers June 27, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Mortal Kombat 4 1997 Video Game Europe Arcade
Mortal Kombat 4 October 15, 1997 Video Game North America Arcade
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero December 2, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero December 8, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero August 31, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mortal Kombat Trilogy 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Motor Raid October 23, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Multi Racing Championship 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Myth: The Fallen Lords November 25, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
NBA Live 98 November 11, 1997 Video Game North America PSX, PC
NCAA Football 98 August 7, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
NetStorm: Islands At War October 31, 1997 Video Game North America Windows
NFL Blitz 1997 Video Game North America Arcade
NFL Quarterback Club 98 December, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
NFL Quarterback Club 98 October 24, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
NHL 98 1997 Video Game Europe Windows
NHL 98 October, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
NHL 98 1997 Video Game North America Genesis
NHL 98 September 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
NHL 98 August 31, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
NHL 98 December, 1997 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
NHL Breakaway 98 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
NHL Breakaway 98 September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Nightmare Creatures 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Nuclear Strike 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Nuclear Strike August 31, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Nuclear Strike November 1, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen 1997 Video Game International PlayStation
OnEscapee 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Outpost 2 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Pandemonium 2 September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
PaRappa the Rapper September 26, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
PaRappa the Rapper November 17, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Parodius Da! -Shinwa kara Owarai e- September 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Parodius Da! -Shinwa kara Owarai e- March 20, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
PD Ultraman Battle Collection 64 July 16, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Phantasmagoria August 8, 1997 Video Game Japan SEGA Saturn
Pilotwings 64 March 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Porsche Challenge April, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Porsche Challenge June 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Porsche Challenge May, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Postal November 14, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Power League 64 August 8, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 November 21, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Puzzle De Pon 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Quake 1997 Video Game North America Mac OS
Quake October 31, 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
Quake II November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon February 28, 1997 Mission Pack International Microsoft Windows
Raiden 1997 Video Game North America Lynx
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Rampage: World Tour 1997 Video Game North America Arcade
Rampage: World Tour September 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation, SEGA Saturn
RayForce 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
Reader Rabbit Kindergarten 1997 Video Game North America
Reader Rabbit Toddler 1997 Video Game North America
Realm February 27, 1997 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Rival Schools: United By Fate November, 1997 Video Game International Arcade
Riven October 29, 1997 Video Game North America PC/Mac
Riven November 30, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Rockett's New School 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing November 8, 1997 Video Game North America N64
Saturn Bomberman 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Secret Paths in the Forest 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
SEGA Bass Fishing December, 1997 Video Game Japan Arcade
SEGA Touring Car Championship 1997 Video Game Japan SEGA Saturn
Sengeki Striker 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Shadow Warrior August 31, 1997 Video Game North America DOS
Shadow Warrior August, 1997 Video Game North America Mac OS
Shining Force III December 11, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
SimTown May 16, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Snowboard Kids December 12, 1997 Video Game Japan N64
Sonic R December 11, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic R October 31, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic R December 4, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Soul Edge May 2, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Soul Edge February 28, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Star Fox 64 October 20, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Star Fox 64 June 1, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Star Fox 64 April 27, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Star Trek: Generations 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Star Trek: Generations Beyond the Nexus 1997 Video Game North America Game Boy
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy September, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II October 9, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Star Wars: Dark Forces January 31, 1997 Video Game Japan PS
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire March 1, 1997 Video Game Europe N64
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire August 31, 1997 Video Game North America PC
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire June 14, 1997 Video Game Japan N64
Strategy Challenges Collection 2: In the Wild 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Streets of SimCity 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Super Bomberman 5 February 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super Mario 64 March 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Super Mario 64 March 1, 1997 Video Game Australia Nintendo 64
Suzumegou Simulation Mahjong Michi 64 July 25, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Swing 1997 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together September 25, 1997 Video Game Japan PS1
Terra Diver February 7, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
Terra Diver December 25, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Tetrisphere August 11, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
The 11th Hour August 9, 1997 Video Game North America Mac OS
The Crow: City of Angels February 28, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
The Crow: City of Angels March 12, 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
The Crow: City of Angels April 25, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation, Saturn
The Curse of Monkey Island October 30, 1997 Video Game North America Windows
The Depths of Doom Trilogy 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Great Battle VI April 11, 1997 Video Game Japan PlayStation
The Horde June 1, 1997 Video Game North America SEGA Saturn
The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga 1997 Video Game Europe Saturn
The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga 1997 Video Game North America Saturn
The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga February 28, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past March 2, 1997 Video Game Japan Satellaview
The Lost World: Jurassic Park November 17, 1997 Video Game North America Undefined
The Space Bar June 30, 1997 Video Game North America macOS, Microsoft Windows
Theme Hospital March 31, 1997 Video Game International PC
Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games 1997 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Tom Clancy's Politika November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Tomb Raider II November, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Tomba! December 18, 1997 Video Game Japan PS1
Tonka Search & Rescue 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Top Gear Rally 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Top Gear Rally December 5, 1997 Video Game Japan N64
Total Drivin' 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter March 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter February 28, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter May 30, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
Twisted Metal 2: World Tour February, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Twisted Metal 2: World Tour August 28, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Uchhannanchan no Honoo no Challenger: Denryuu IraIra Bou December 19, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ultima Online September 30, 1997 Video Game North America Windows
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss March 14, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
V-Rally July, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
V-Rally 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
V-Rally September 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Versailles 1685 1997 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 December 19, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics July 29, 1997 Video Game North America N64
War Gods 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows
Wave Race 64 Kawasaki Jet Ski April 29, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey March 1, 1997 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98 December 3, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64, PlayStation
WCW Nitro 1997 Video Game North America PSX
WCW vs. nWo: World Tour November 30, 1997 Video Game North America Nintendo 64
Wetrix December 31, 1997 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom June, 1997 Video Game Europe PlayStation
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom May 14, 1997 Video Game North America PlayStation
Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
World Tour Racing May, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
X-Change October 24, 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
X-Change (visual novel) October 24, 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
X-COM: Apocalypse June 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
X-Men vs. Street Fighter October 31, 1997 Video Game Japan Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom 1997 Video Game Europe DOS
X-Men: Children of the Atom May 31, 1997 Video Game North America DOS
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse November 30, 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Yoshi's Story December 21, 1997 Video Game Japan Nintendo 64
You Don't Know Jack Lite June 6, 1997 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Ys I & II 1997 Video Game Japan Microsoft Windows
Zero 5 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Zero Gunner 1997 Video Game Undefined Undefined

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Nintendo 64 March 1, 1997 Home Console Europe
Nintendo 64 Controller March 1, 1997 Controller Europe
Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak October 20, 1997 Peripheral Europe
Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak June 1, 1997 Peripheral North America
Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak April 27, 1997 Peripheral Japan