Super Smash Bros. Brawl delayed again

North American release for Super Smash Bros. Brawl pushed back to March 9.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl--the hotly anticipated Wii brawler that was originally slated for release last year before being pushed back to February 10, 2008--has been delayed yet again. According to a statement from Nintendo of America, Super Smash Bros. Brawl will now be released in North America on March 9.

The Nintendo statement blamed a longer-than-expected development process for the delay. "As we're sure you have seen on the Dojo site, the game contains an unprecedented number of characters, options, and experiences," the statement said.

On Smash Bros. Dojo, designer Masahiro Sakurai even went so far as to apologize to fans, saying, "Due to delays in the completion of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, we've had to change the release date of the game to Sunday, March 9. I deeply apologize to the people who have looked forward to playing the game for so long, and ask that you hold on just a little longer. Thank you for your patience."

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ronald18_13
ronald18_13

Hey people when i got the game(March-09) I will be all time in wi- fi and challenge u guys.

blaziken34
blaziken34

I don't mind now, but I will if they delay this game one more time Please don't Nintendo, please!

Junior117
Junior117

dammit they need to delay it so they can translate it and make the discs US/Canada/Latin American enabled so the US/Canada/Latin American made Wii's can be able to read those discs... unless you modded your Wii so it can read Japanese enabled discs AND if you got a Japan version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl imported from... uh Japan.

qrlineman51
qrlineman51

way 2 go nintendo youve delayed yet another game by 4 months

gamer_unleashed
gamer_unleashed

The game is complete. It is in Japan and hundreds of videos are posted on youtube of the leaked characters (thats 35 in total). Why is it delayed then? they should have put a translate feature so you could select what language you would want to play in. Then the game would have been released worldwide and we would all be happy....

AnimexForever
AnimexForever

Not to be mean or negative but can brawl get delayed further than march?

lukiat
lukiat

Oh, i can't wait... its killing me! xD

Zeldaguy124
Zeldaguy124

y give it to Japan last week and delay us till March 9th?? The only good thing that could come out of this is if you don't have a wii well while u have time get ur ass to the store and buy one

pathock3
pathock3

it obviously sucks, but id rather wait another month for a better game than get it early.

erik1116
erik1116

This is really flipping pissing me off.

master99114
master99114

Oh come on, I have a Wii, now give me the game. This ****** sucks.

NinjaWallace
NinjaWallace

I hate how people are saying it's good they delayed it because it'll make the game better. They delayed the game to finish translating some trophies and stuff. That's it. Personally, I'd rather have the game a month earlier than have it translated 100% perfectly.

gamer_unleashed
gamer_unleashed

nintendokid it is called being optimistic. There are people in this world who will try to look at the bright side of things. Ever heard of it? Brawl is finished development BTW. They have to translate the game. There is no " well they are delaying it to make it the best it can be." The game is finished with development. It has 35 characters and info of the game has been leaked everywhere. It is already released in Japan and people are posting gameplay vids on youtube and elsewhere. I just wanted to bring that up.

CampusVoice
CampusVoice

This game is not coming out in 2009. I would bet anyone that it's coming out right on March 9th. -----signature----- Nintendo Wii super smash bros brawl site click here

DarqKiller
DarqKiller

would you rather hae a buggy and bland game or would you rather have a game with lots of features and nearly no bugs? thats the reason they delay games, and besides, at least its not Blizzard (Great games, EXCRUSTIATING delays)

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

Is that really an unanounced delay that will happen, or are you just guessing?

Tigerman950
Tigerman950

any1 wanna bet on the next delay date? im putting all my money on april 16th

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

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ghettofunk05
ghettofunk05

So they are telling us that a month is what they needed to fix, manufacture and distribute the game because its not done yet...stop telling us its going to be out on this or that day then. Like Blizzard and starcraft II, just tell us it will be ready when its ready. Who doesnt want the game to be great and for them to take their time to do so; but this pisses me off.

daysanew
daysanew

People don't understand, delay is a good thing, it means they care about their games. How many people have played a game that was pushed through too soon? It is usually buggy and it sucks. So take a moment and think about that, what would you rather have a great, well polished game, or a game that is pushed through quickly to make a few bucks, but is buggy and sucks?

SmashBros-King
SmashBros-King

Everyone reading this, report an abuse to Vanhalenlband!!!!!

TheRoy_Master
TheRoy_Master

This Vanhalendlband kid is so stupid and dosen't know a word he is saying. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Going to be one of the BEST games ever!!!!!!

cMS559
cMS559

this ******* sucks

vanhalendlrband
vanhalendlrband

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TheRoy_Master
TheRoy_Master

I'll DESTROY all of you guys with Roy. I AM THE BEST WITH ROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shawn72
shawn72

I cant wait to try Captain Olimar in brawl. O well maybe they'll put even more characters in now.(yay)

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

I tell you what........I hope they put at least 3 bikini outfits for samus in the game or a code to take her suit off (like in the original metroid). Then that would definitely be worth waiting for.... :)

1stGreenfire
1stGreenfire

The thing people have to realize is that this game has so many intricacies, that we're probably lucky we don't have to wait until June to get the game. There are just so many things that Nintendo has to eyeball and check over and fine-tune. Yes, the Japanese gave the game superb ratings, but the American audience is different, and I don't think anyone can deny that. Therefore, is doing their best to make this game as perfect as it can be. I for one can't wait to see what this game is like.

ElvenMarth
ElvenMarth

You people need to realize that the wait is the best part. While I may be dying for a game to be released (Guitar Hero 3...), I had more fun speculating, watching, and researching the game before it came out (the leaked setlist scandal was pretty fun, too). After it releases, well, it won't be as fun as it seemed before the game came out.

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

Flamedrakon, we're all waiting, but they ARE making it better. And if there's any problems that they can find in the Japanese version, they'll fix it for the America's. They're doing the best they can, and this game is going to be PERFECT! Dude, don't diss Nintendo. They are amazing programmers. Just fill in the wait with Melee or something.

Flamedrakon
Flamedrakon

I know you guys think it's ok for them to delay the realese for this game, but it's not. They're just ****ing with us, look nintendo was able to get wayyyy ahead of microsoft and sony with theire new technology in the wii, which proves that they rock, but this is ridiculous, those f*ckers are slacking off that's all. If they really were amazing programers, the game would be done by now. The only way they're going to make it up to their fans is by making the game less expensive when it comes out. It's just completly disrespectful.

Shyfox5ooo
Shyfox5ooo

this is gay but i'll wait, cause this game's going to be beastly

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

DoctorQ (DQ), dude, Ness IS in brawl- he's confirmed. Just go to youtube and search "Lucario in Brawl" and look for this vid. It's leaked and accidently confirms Lucario, Jigglypuff, and Ness. It shows their symbols in the sticker mode, and shows that stickers can be applied to power up certain characters. It's awsome. Check it out. And Ike is sorta like Marth and Roy, so don't be too concerned if they aren't in Brawl. Good characters though. Peace.

gmc2u_64
gmc2u_64

I'm sorry but this is rediculas.Japan only gets delayed by a week , but the USA gets a month delay?!Europe doesn't have a launch date yet.This game better be worth it nintendo.

DoctorQ
DoctorQ

Ah well ... just more time for my boys marth and roy to join th brawl, and hopefully falcon and ness to make a threepeat

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

This game will be and is PERFECT. There was no such thing and won't be any such thing until March 9th, or whenever Brawl comes out. PERFECT:) (I know that sentence doesn't flow right, whatever)

Brock_UK
Brock_UK

Remember LoZOoT? Remember how long it was delayed for? Remember how much us gamers complained? Remember how much us gamers love it? Just remember that...

Mcanito
Mcanito

I agree with " brawl-vs-galaxy". they should put a free demo in wii shop channel for the fans who are waiting to long

LeechCookie
LeechCookie

A good game should not be rushed, the more time they put into the game the less glitches and errors there will be. Though I mainly play Xbox 360, I too play Wii and Nintendo does a very good job.

gateybakes245
gateybakes245

Running this whole GameTrax operation was a guy named Josh Larson. But after Broady, Kasavin, and others left GameSpot, Larson took over the editorial aspect of the site as well. So here you had Josh Larson -- the man behind selling sponsorships of editorial -- now placed directly in charge of the editorial itself. You tell me if you see any potential conflict of interest there. > > Around the same time, Steven Colvin, known for having launched such publications as Stuff magazine, took over CNET's entertainment and lifestyle group, of which GameSpot is a part of. I don't know what his editorial influence has been on GameSpot, if any, but his track record didn't exactly point to editorial integrity as one of his prime values. Stuff magazine, for example, used to run game reviews that were written based off of screenshots and fact sheets, before the games were even playable to the press (I knew several freelancers who made lots of easy money from this). So yeah, you had the guy in charge of GameTrax and the guy who launched Stuff overseeing all editorial on GameSpot. And so the stage was set for the events of last November to unfold. Eidos paid a substantial amount of money to have its ads point to the GameSpot review of Kane & Lynch. The Kane & Lynch review wasn't very favorable. Eidos freaked. GameSpot caved. Internet exploded.

gamgameboy100
gamgameboy100

i was thinking the same thing. and am i the only one who thinks looking at the unlockable characters on dojo instead of being surprised and excited when i saw them on the game a little bad?

brawl-vs-galaxy
brawl-vs-galaxy

you know when i first found out today i pissed my pants but at least they cant delay it more than 2 times,its the law and they should do 1 of 2 things(2 of them would be nice!)they should put a free demo of brawl on the wii shop channel or make the first smash bros downloadable for 1000 wii points(10.00$)thats my recomnadation for the guy who runs the smash bros dojo website if he is so sorry for all these delays!!!:-O

Ungdi
Ungdi

dont worry! we have no more heroes and the new advance wars to fill in the time gap!

leon41235
leon41235

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leon41235
leon41235

I've been waiting for a sequel to melee since 2001....I think im going to go nuts. I need that game.

Kenny10112
Kenny10112

Just bought my first wii with Twightlight Princess, Mario Galaxy, Paper Mario, Wario Warez puuffff im going to be busy. It's going to be beneficial for me.