Super Smash Bros. Brawl dated down under

June 26 picked as Brawl release date in Australia.

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While American and Japanese gamers have been playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl for several months now, Australian gamers have been patiently waiting for news of a local release date. The waiting will soon be over, however, with Nintendo Australia today confirming that SSBB will be coming down under on June 26.

Similar to Mario Kart Wii, SSBB features a plethora of control schemes ranging from a Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination to the GameCube controller. Amongst crowd favourites like Mario and Link, the lineup of fighters has been expanded and now includes third-party characters like Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake and Mario's old nemesis, Sonic the Hedgehog. On top of that, you can now go online and challenge players from around the world to fights and see how you size up against them.

Super Smash Brothers Brawl will retail for A$99.95. For more information, check out our extensive launch centre for the game.

Discussion

44 comments
scouserfuller9
scouserfuller9

I don't know why some Aussies are saying they finally have a game before Europe. They got the Wii console before us, Zelda PH before us and now this! That's three of the biggest titles out there!

wii_addict
wii_addict

@videogamr49, gin_rummy89, etc. (Basically) All Wii games are freakin' 100 dollars here in Aus! Doesn't everyone know that already?! LIFE IS UNFAIR HERE!!! Yes, and it is about time they announced the release date.

wii_addict
wii_addict

@videogamr49, gin_rummy89, etc. (Basically) All Wii games are freakin' 100 dollars here in Aus! Doesn't everyone know that already?! LIFE IS UNFAIR HERE!!! Yes, and it is about time they announced the release date.

wii_addict
wii_addict

@videogamr49, gin_rummy89, etc. (Basically) All Wii games are freakin' 100 dollars here in Aus! Doesn't everyone know that already?! LIFE IS UNFAIR HERE!!! Yes, and it is about time they announced the release date.

Moniique-xx
Moniique-xx

OMG OMG OMG EEEEEEEEEE BRAWL ON PEEPS IN AUS

Ajspeed_1
Ajspeed_1

Even though this is good news in the Sense that there FINALLY set a bloody release date instead of june some time, the fact that its 6 months after Japan and about 3 after America thats still bloody terrible also SCREW YOU Nintendo for charging it for $100 your treating the Wii like a 360 with games at that price

Pete5506
Pete5506

I love super smash brawl

WhitePointer
WhitePointer

Guys, why are you suddenly complaining about the price of Smash Bros when it's the same price as every single new-release game released in the last few years? $100 is the standard RRP for a new-release game in this country...and in fact new release PS3 games can actually be as expensive as $120. New-game prices actually have very little to do with exchange rates because the games are not directly "imported", so to speak. So you have two options. You either live with it and pay the $100, or you don't buy from the major game retailers like EB or Game and buy from somewhere like JB Hi-Fi who are always at least $20 cheaper. White_Pointer

kmorm
kmorm

Finally, i can ditch the freeloader + Americas SSBB And get the Aussie one!!

Gizmometry
Gizmometry

Yes, it does indeed. The US-AU exchange rate is almost the same, so we're still paying nearly double what you Americans do. Bah. I was thinking of getting the Freeloader at one stage to play the US version, but I reckon I'll just wait. Another month or so.

Chris_555_TK
Chris_555_TK

My God it must suck to live in Australia.

gin_rummy89
gin_rummy89

$100 dollars? Why's it so expensive in Australia

kevinsyel
kevinsyel

And here I was under the false impression that Nintendo cares about it's fans the whole time. I got the game release night in the US, and placed 2nd in a tourney to get it for free... but Damn, you guys have to pay a heap (not that I know the current conversion between USD to A$) for it and wait longer still? Sakurai can shove it

Guitar-Dunnie
Guitar-Dunnie

Man, no offense to people from Australia, but you guys suck when it come to having games come out. I suppose GTA IV isn't out either in Australia either? Sorry if I seem like I'm offending you guys, but wow, SSMB coming out 4 months after the US release. Kinda doesn't make sense when you consider that both the AU and US versions are both in the English language.

pigfish2
pigfish2

how dare they get it one day before us europeans- only joking lol

1357900
1357900

Yeah, I feel for you Aussies. We Americans understand what it's like getting a game so late. It's just awful. At least you know you'll be getting it at the end of next month.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

Being a american I'm usually always pissed that we get a game like upwards of 6 months to a year after it's been release in japan, but I gotta say that I feel for you aussies. You guys are pretty much south of the border (so to speak) and yet you get games like your at the ass end of the earth

videogamr49
videogamr49

$99.95 AU!? That's still about $94 US! Why is Nintendo charging so much for the game?

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Finally! Thank god after so long! I'm so ready for it and I'm glad I didn't get the US version with the Freeloader. At least you care, Mp5slipknot

wiifan001
wiifan001

I'll bet we got a lot of happy Austrailians right about now. ;)

ledime
ledime

I think that they should have released it all at once kinda like they did with Mario Kart. Oh well, atleast when they have it I can find more people to play online :)

trunksbag
trunksbag

its 100 australian dollars, not american

monkeyd_93
monkeyd_93

yay more than a month to go but seriously, why pay $100. i undestand with mariokart when you get the wii wheel with it but why we need to pay $40 extra for just the game. this would make it the most expensive game without any extras, this is utter ********, first sony now nintendo, us PAL gamers get games later and now we pay more. grrrrr things like this make me angry but on the plus side SSBB is coming soon :)

Dark_Xian
Dark_Xian

Brawl? Oh, that game I was hyped for just before the American release and have now lost all interest in since then because of a lack of any information about it appearing on Australian shelves for what, a month after the US release?

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Fully agree, 100 bucks? For what? BTW when it's out in EUR?

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

How bout releasing the bloody game NOW and I dunno, slashing 40 bucks off the goddamn price so that it matches the American one?

so_hai
so_hai

Hey you can't blame them. It takes SO long to turn a game into PAL from NTSC.

Twili
Twili

Oh my god! Australia is getting a game before we do! damn it!

_bLaZeR_
_bLaZeR_

Its taken so long I dont even care anymore

Warped_Creation
Warped_Creation

well a year late and $40 more than it should be. bravo nintendo

Heavy_Metal_Guy
Heavy_Metal_Guy

sweet, thats awesome, finally i will be able to beat up sonic

galaxybrawler
galaxybrawler

farout i tell you i knew about this game ever sinse 2006 christmas and thought it was coming out beginning of this year............AND finally im getting it in just over a month

Mp5slipknot
Mp5slipknot

I feel bad for you Aussies that you have to wait so long, I really do D:

Jebril
Jebril

Poor guys ;__; Everyone's really good now, and you guys barely know how to play that...kind of sucks.

nintendodragon
nintendodragon

This is good news! I got an US version of Brawl with a Wii freeloader back in March… but a local release means more online competition, which will be good. It’s taken a while for brawl to get to Australia, hasn’t it?

Mii_Wii_and_RPG
Mii_Wii_and_RPG

Awesome! Only 43 more days! :D Better pre-order it soon :)

ddt88
ddt88

Sweet... Finally!

thimitry
thimitry

I'm getting tired of waiting now. Come on Nintendo! You can do better than this.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

yes i was right, atleast it is with the European release date