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E3 2006: Super Smash Bros. Wii Revealed
Behind closed doors, the much anticipated title is finally shown.
By Andrew Joy 05/10/2006 20:28:37 PST

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For all of you who were disappointed to not see a Wii version of Super Smash Bros. at Nintendo’s E3 conference, fear not: Nintendo will deliver...and we have the details!

Being show behind closed doors, Nintendo has revealed the existence of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii. The game is being directed by Masashiro Sakurai, the series’ creator, and unlike most titles being shown for the Wii this week, Brawl will not use the freehand Wii remote’s motion-sensing capabilities. Rather, Super Smash Bros. Brawl will focus on traditional controls more akin to the GameCube version (perhaps even making use of that shell shown so long ago). The game is expected to have a variety of multiplayer mini-games and the main game is planned to be fully functional with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!

Brawl will feature all the characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN) and it will also introduce some new characters to the SSB franchise. Among those revealed so far were Wario, Pit from Kid Icarus, Meta Knight from Kirby, Zero-Suit Samus and...Snake? That’s right – apparently Hideo Kojima contacted Nintendo and asked them to include the Metal Gear Solid hero. With the door opened up for third-party characters, Nintendo revealed that even more might appear in the final game (perhaps even Sonic). So of the new items that may appear are somewhat bizarre, including a screen-blocking Nintendogs throwback (the puppy puts its paws all over the screen).

Unfortunately, it was also revealed that, although they are hard at work on the title, Super Smash Bros. Brawl would not be a launch title as originally promised. Instead, the game is planned for a release sometime in 2007!

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