Super Smash Bros. Brawl

WII / Fighting / Release: Mar 9, 2008 / ESRB: T


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Nintendo: Wii Has 9.5M Install Base in United States; Mario Kart Wii Was No. 2 Game in April

Though sales-tracking firm NPD Group will not release April's data for another hour, Nintendo has already chimed in with some results.

According to the company, the Wii ranked as the month's top-selling hardware with 714,000 units sold in the United States across April and Mario Kart Wii placed as the month's second best-selling game.

Following Microsoft's declaration that the Xbox 360 has sold 10 million in the United States, Nintendo noted that the Wii has now sold over 9.5 million units in the territory. Read more »

"Wii sells so much because 1)It's the chepest 2)its filled with games that are fun ..."
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sells over 1.4M Copies, Becomes Fastest Selling Nintendo Title Ever

Nintendo's highly-anticipated mascot fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) has sold over 1.4 million copies in the week and the day since its North American on March 9, the company announced today.

According to Nintendo of America, the title has become the fastest-selling video game in the company's history, moving at a brisk 120 units per minute. Of the over 1.4 million figure units sold, more than 874,000 copies were sold on the first day of availability. Read more »

"Down here in Australia we would be happy to just GET the game. Such a delay between overseas ..."
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Nintendo Talks Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Problems, Creates Specialized Support Page

The dual-layer DVD used in the production of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) may cause the game to be unreadable in "a very small percentage of Wii consoles," Nintendo has revealed.

Released yesterday in North America, the highly-anticipated mascot brawler has a roster filled with characters from the company's past efforts, along with Metal Gear protagonist Solid Snake and iconic blue speedster Sonic the Hedgehog. Read more »

"i had this problem, i did a wii system update, restarted wii and it asked to update again to ..."
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hands-on Impressions

To put it simply, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is more of the same. But as we've observed with several franchises, more of the same isn't always a bad thing—especially when it's a lot more. In fact, there's so much friggin' content in Super Smash Bros. Brawl that it's awfully difficult to see the bottom, and after a solid nine hours with the game, I've only barely touched on all that the game has to offer.

Hardcore Melee fans will be pleased that the core gameplay hasn't changed much. Tweaks in physics and reworkings of characters seen in previous installments of the series make returning to the franchise a little jarring, but those who've banked countless hours in Melee will fall into old routines with gusto after an hour or so. Read more »

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GDC 08: Smash Bros. Dev Plays With Action Figures, Talks Animation

Maybe it's no surprise that the creator of one of the more basically joyous fighters in gaming history is a fan of action figures.

"This is a Micro-man poseable action figure. It's about four inches tall and sold all over Japan," said Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masahiro Sakurai in his morning Game Developers Conference lecture. The veteran designer then explained the figures were used to illustrate combat animations for the benefit of his design team. Read more »

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Smash Bros. Brawl JP Sales Top 1M in 11 Days

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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl has sold 1.08 million copies in Japan through the eleven days since its January 31 launch, Reuters reports.

Brawl reached the one million milestone faster than any other Wii game to date, including Nintendo's bestselling Wii Fit and Wii Sports, which broke a million units sold in seven weeks and eleven weeks, respectively. Read more »

"Is one million in 11 days close to a record for console games across the board? I know this is ..."
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl JP Intro Is Epic

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Already available on FileShack, we bring you a little late-night streaming entertainment: the introductory cinematic from the the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii).

Alongside its epic portrayal of the game's mascot brawling antics, the trailer also packs a small surprise; the previously unconfirmed return of a beloved Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN) combatant. Read more »

"I can kinda see why this game would be delayed so much... watching the trailer makes me realize ..."
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Smash Bros. Brawl Campaign Penned by FF7 Writer

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Smash Bros. Brawl Campaign Penned by FF7 Writer

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) lead designer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that the game's Subspace Emissary single-player component was written by Kazushige Nojima, scenario developer for Square's Final Fantasy VII (PC, PSX).

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"Super Smash Brothers Brawl: everything including the kitchen sink"
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Smash Bros. Brawl Includes Classic Mario Bros. Stage, Game Demos; New Shots Released

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The latest round of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) revelations by game director Masahiro Sakurai, as delivered via the game's official site, include a level based off the classic Super Mario Bros. Stage 1-1 and the inclusion of timed demos of classic titles on the disc.

In recent days, Sakurai has also issued pictures of Captain Olimar's rocket ship-tastic Final Smash and Zelda's giant arrow of a Final Smash. Read more »

"looks like adventure mode was back.. i liked it in the last one except i had to play it like 50 ..."
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Developer Revealed as Grandia, Lunar Creator Game Arts

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In a surprising bit of information in an extensive interview between Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Super Smash Bros. series creator and designer Masahiro Sakurai, it was revealed that Tokyo-based Game Arts, developer of the Lunar and Grandia RPG series, handled a bulk of the development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii).

Sakurai retained complete control over the game, apparently even more than he had in the previous two HAL Laboratory-developed entries, and the staffers who worked on Brawl were specially hired for the project. Read more »

"now im' worried since grandia 3 was probably the worst piece of entertainment that came out in 2006"
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Earns Perfect Score from Japanese Magazine

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While fans may be miffed at the recent delay, they now have little reason to cancel their orders: Nintendo's anticipated party fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl has earned a perfect 40/40 score from the popular--though often controversial--Japanese magazine Famitsu.

The news also comes with plenty of new images from the Smash Bros. website, courtesy of the game's director Masahiro Sakurai--who, coincidentally, writes a weekly column for Famitsu. Read more »

"This is the first evidence that Jigglypuff is in the game. Otherwise, there'd be no possible ..."
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delayed Until March 9

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Nintendo has once again delayed Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii), this time pushing the North American release of the game back until Sunday, March 9.

The company had previously specified a February 10 release (also a Sunday) for the highly-anticipated mascot fighter, itself a delay from the initial December 3 date, which fell on a Monday. Read more »

"My sole experience has been madden 08 which is unplayable with all the lag. I can't help but ..."
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Nintendo Announces Glorious Additions of Pikmin's Olimar, Co-op Brawling to Smash Bros. Brawl

Captain Olimar, protagonist of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto-designed Pikmin series, is the latest character to be revealed as a playable character in the upcoming Wii fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl. As usual, the announcement was made by series designer Masahiro Sakurai on the game's official site. Olimar fights with the aid of his small, plantlike Pikmin companions, which he picks from the ground. A snippet of newly-arranged Pikmin music from Brawl is available on the site.

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"My pants need changing. He better not be a throw away character, I want some Olimar ownage. "
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New Smash Bros. Brawl Screens Show Special Moves, Trophies, Shooting Mini-game, Muffin Tops

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New details and screenshots of Nintendo's Wii mascot fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl have appeared on the game's official site, showcasing even more of the title that hits North America on February 10.

Included in the barrage are depictions of Sonic's golden Final Smash (official post), the various looks of Kirby (official post), and Wario's alternate costume, which highlights his muffin tops (official post). Read more »

"I'm pretty sure my friends are lying to me when they tell me that Jigglypuff will still be ..."
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New Super Smash Bros. Brawl Screens Detail Metroid and Mario Kart Stages, New Modes and Options

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New Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) stages, options, assist trophies, and summonable Pokemon have been revealed, courtesy of the game's official site.

Inspired by past Nintendo classics are stages based on Mario Kart's Mario Circuit (official post) and Metroid Prime's Frigate Orpheon (official post). Read more »

"Still no signs of Gannondorf or Jigglypuff. Hopefully Pit and Ike are fun to play, I'm a huge ..."
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