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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Confirmed to Include Four-Player Online Mode

Finally, Nintendo has confirmed four-player online multiplayer for its enormously anticipated Wii fanservice fighter.

Allaying fan fears that have intensified with months of silence regarding the presence of online multiplayer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii), Nintendo has announced that the game will include an online mode with support for up to four players.

Smashers can search for games among friends or anonymous public players; oddly, the game will track stats for games played with friends, but not for those played with random players. Like other first-party online Nintendo games, Super Smash Bros. Brawl will make use of numeric friend codes to populate its in-game friends list. It is not clear if these codes will be drawn from the system friends list or a game-specific list, but precedent suggests the latter is likely.

In between matches, a punching bag mini-game is available. During battles, players can send four customizable text messages by way of the four directions on the d-pad.

Nintendo promises multiple gameplay modes and "a number of services" that make use of online and have yet to be revealed. The game releases in North America on December 3.

From The Chatty
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    September 18, 2007 3:03 AM

    awesome news but it better come with a mic or ill be pissed

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      September 18, 2007 3:31 AM

      Then prepare to be pissed. Me, I'll be happy not to be called a fag every other minute.

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        September 18, 2007 3:49 AM

        lol - I got the mental image of "FAG!" coming out of the Wiimote's speaker...

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        September 18, 2007 6:47 AM

        Exactly. Nintendo takes great efforts to avoid that kind of stuff.

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      September 18, 2007 4:36 AM

      If it was going to come w/ a mic, why would they have bothered with the text?

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        September 18, 2007 6:29 AM

        yeah exactly. I dont think it will be included and if it was I bet they dont let you use it in random matches.

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      September 18, 2007 7:03 AM

      A mic would be very very very problematic with Nintendo's general approach ensure family-quality games.

      That said, a mic would have been awesome.

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      September 18, 2007 7:54 AM

      let me rephrase, I merely thought it would be much better when I was playing online with friends if I could actually speak to them as opposed to just assume their reaction, regardless though Ill pick up a wii for this game alone.

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      September 18, 2007 8:17 AM

      use teamspeak?

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