AU Shippin' Out June 23-June 27: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Brawl is finally here in Australia (almost).

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Although American and Japanese gamers have been enjoying Super Smash Bros. Brawl for several months now, gamers down under have been left two choices: import it and a Freeloader, or wait. Well, the wait is almost over, because this Thursday sees the release of SSBB down under. Like Mario Kart Wii before it, SSBB features an extensive range of control schemes, ranging from a Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination to a GameCube controller. The roster of playable characters stands at 35 and includes traditional Nintendo icons such as Mario and Pikachu, as well as non-Nintendo characters like Metal Gear's Solid Snake and Mario's former rival, Sonic the Hedgehog. Another first for the series is the addition of online play for up to four players thanks to the Wii Wi-Fi Connection service. Be sure to check out our extensive Super Smash Bros. Brawl launch centre for all of the details.

EA's Battlefield: Bad Company is being released this week and will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the game, you take on the role of Prestone Marlowe, a rookie soldier who has just been assigned to B-Company. On the multiplayer side of things, the game will ship with eight maps and support up to 24 players. Battlefield: Bad Company comes out on the 26th and comes in two SKUs: standard and gold edition. The gold edition includes five exclusive weapons that will be available for regular users down the line, a making-of documentary, strategy videos, and four songs from the original soundtrack.

Guitar Hero is making its debut in the portable domain this week, with the Nintendo DS being its platform of choice. Guitar Hero: On Tour will ship with the game cartridge and a guitar grip--a four-fretted peripheral that plugs into the Game Boy Advance slot on your NDS. There are 25 songs for you to jam your way through from such artists as Nirvana, Jet, and Maroon 5. Guitar Hero: On Tour costs a little bit more than your average DS game at A$89.95 ($85.95) and comes out on the 25th.

June 25, 2008
Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
Kung Fu Panda (DS, PS2, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)

June 26, 2008
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (360)
Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PC, 360, PS3)
Top Spin 3 (DS, PS3, 360, Wii)
Overlord: Raising Hell (PS3)
Battlefield: Bad Company (360, PS3)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
SimCity Societies: Destinations (PC)
The Incredible Hulk (PS3)
SBK-08 Superbike World Championship (PC, PS2, 360, PSP)
ATV Offroad Fury Pro (PSP)
The Sims 2: Ikea Home Stuff (PC)
Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor (DS)
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PSP)
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (DS)
Big Beach Sports (Wii)
NASCAR 09 (360, PS3, PS2)
Alone in the Dark (PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PS2)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)

Discussion

32 comments
martin95
martin95

l've booked it and waiting for a chance to brawl one of you guys! :D

nintendodragon
nintendodragon

It's about time we got Brawl. I'll have to buy this PAL version because the new Wii System Update stopped my Freeloader disc from letting me play the NSTC Brawl on my PAL Wii.

ShadeKirby
ShadeKirby

I got one thing to say: OMFG HOORAY, ITS FINALLY NEARLY OUT!

Eiriken
Eiriken

Europe get it this week also.

the_phenom_
the_phenom_

It's about Time. I've heard about Brawl about the time the Wii come out. I can finally get it in 2 days!

dhfial1
dhfial1

I feel bad for people in Australia who haven't gotten it yet.

wiifan001
wiifan001

I think we we're gonna get a lot of happy Australians in a few days am i right ;)

16tony16
16tony16

HAHA, i got myne months ago!!

Redshark691
Redshark691

Dang that must suck to still not have ssbb! I would be like dying

Pete5506
Pete5506

Super Smash.............sweet game

gnbfd
gnbfd

You guys finally get Brawl. Good for you! Does Europe have it yet though?

maccaaccam
maccaaccam

i order alone in the dark of an australian site because they said their release date was the 26th and everywhere else said the 3rd of july. now i think im going to get it one day late instead of early :sad

snoopy248
snoopy248

SSBB! I'm happy for yall out there! :D

Beaglesniffer
Beaglesniffer

battlefield 26th june is that US release or UK as well i thought UK was 27th? but 26th would be better :)

pidow
pidow

Alone in the Dark....begins today for me.

Outer_Raven
Outer_Raven

Don't forget that one day after Australia SSBB comes to Europe (yay)! Can't wait for 27 June!

djburnzy1
djburnzy1

sweet, my mate preordered it so im gonna play 2 days after it comes out. yayz

monkeyd_93
monkeyd_93

bout time SSBB came, been waitin since before the wii came out. i wonder if its a coincidence that the latest update made freeloader not work, a week before SSBB came out in PAL?

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

Brawl, and it's about damn time.

Yuppitt
Yuppitt

I can't wait for Final Fantasy Tactics A2!!! There's a lot of games being released.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Oh jeez a big week. SSBB, Alone in the Dark, Battlefield: Bad Company, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (I already own), Top Spin 3, Guitar Hero on Tour (DS). Damn, this week is huge!

CornishRocker
CornishRocker

We have to wait for an extra day in Europe/UK. Oh well, have fun down under mates!

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

Wow, that was an annoyingly long wait, bout time SSBB got here. Seriously, Nintendo need to learn what the phrase "simultaneous world wide release" means. Stupid me should've imported and Freeloader'd it.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Alone in the Dark? Really?? Man that one snuck up on me...

St_muscat
St_muscat

Big Week for me too, Brawl, Ninja Gaiden DS, Guitar Hero DS, FFTA2 and Top Spin 3. Damn that's a big week for me, too bad I can't afford it LOL.

Spectre-123
Spectre-123

Looking forward to Battlefield Bad Company!

mjc
mjc moderator

FFTA2, Ninja Gaiden DS and SSBB are the tops for me. Nice week ahead.

jjr10
jjr10

Big week! I'm getting brawl, but these all look good: Ninja Gaiden Final Fantasy Alone In the Dark Guitar Hero DS