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."