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).

In the latest of an ongoing series of discussions between Sakurai and Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata, Sakurai explained that the Nojima's original vision for the story was very different from the final product.

"It went something like this... 'Some of the characters are on a bus on the way to the stadium. Samus is there. Donkey Kong is there and Snake is watching the bus from afar,'" Sakurai said of Nojima's original scenario.

"I had envisioned a more serious tone for the story. Something with some misfortune like a single character escaping total annihilation of his squadron and then fighting back while rounding up his allies. Ultimately, we worked together and successfully organized our ideas into the storyline for The Subspace Emissary."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is shaping up to be one of the most high-profile collaborative efforts in recent history, with famed Lunar and Grandia developer Game Arts revealed as handling the bulk of the title's development, and celebrated game musicians including the composer of Final Fantasy VII and other Final Fantasy titles, Nobuo Uematsu, among many others, pitching in on the score.

From The Chatty
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    January 28, 2008 4:15 PM

    When does this come out in Japan again? It'll be great to have a definite idea of who all the characters will be.

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      January 28, 2008 4:18 PM

      Thursday, Jan 31.

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        January 28, 2008 4:23 PM

        Thaks. I'm starting to have strong doubts of Jigglypuff's involvement in the game, but maybe that 44 character screen grab is real. One can only hope.

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          January 28, 2008 4:47 PM

          jigglypuff is in, so is lucario and ness, although they haven´t been announced, they were leaked through an -official- video.
          here´s the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP1dZ_-gHig

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            January 28, 2008 5:42 PM

            That video does make me feel a bit better about it. I would be sad if Jiggly is out mostly because he/she is such a unique character as far as the moves go. That plus being one of the old guard should really mean that Jigglypuff has a reserved space. The thing I don't understand though is why they'd decide that Jiggly would be a character that they'd need to hide away from the masses for this long. I doubt there are too many people like me who rate Jiggly as the best character in the game.

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              January 28, 2008 8:31 PM

              Yeah, but remember, when Jigglypuff was in the original Smash, she was extremely popular with the Japanese crowd. And since the English version of the site is just an up-to-date translation of the Japanese version, it makes some sense.

              Or, maybe Jigglypuff just wasn't considered to be worth an announcement so soon?