Sonic to Join Smash Bros. Brawl; Game Delayed

Sega's speedy hedgehog will join Mario and Solid Snake in Nintendo's online battle royale--but the game has been delayed.

Confirming longstanding rumors, Nintendo has revealed that Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog will rumble with Mario and co. in the company's upcoming online battle royale Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii). Sonic will become the second confirmed character in the game not native to Nintendo systems, following the inclusion of Metal Gear's Solid Snake, added upon the insistence of creator Hideo Kojima.

The news has been confirmed on the official Smash Bros. site, which contains screenshots as well as a trailer showcasing plenty of Sonic spin-dash action. "The one whose Smash appearance has been most desired dashes in from far away at supersonic speed," the site bafflingly reads.

Along with the revelation came news that the game has been delayed in Japan until January 28, 2008. While there is no explicit word on a change in North America from the game's previously announced December 3 shipment target, the official North American site ominously lists a release date of "TBD."

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    October 10, 2007 4:33 AM


    Well, on the bright side that's one less game to spend money on this season.

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