Super Smash Bros. Brawl reconfirmed for '07

NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime vows to Nintendo Summit audience that the eagerly awaited Wii title will join Super Mario Galaxy, Phantom Hourglass on this year's docket.

SEATTLE--As his colleague George Harrison gave a rosy Wii sales forecast to the financial press, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime preached the Mario Factory gospel to a captive audience--the journalists attending the Nintendo Summit in Seattle.

Much of Fils-Aime's speech tread familiar ground. Armed with sales figures from the April 2007 NPD report, which had the Wii and Nintendo DS selling 471,000 and 360,000 units, he made much sport of the fact that Sony's new PlayStation 3 console finished 2,000 units behind the four-year-old Game Boy Advance SP.

Corporate bravado aside, Fils-Aime's speech did contain some major announcements--or, more accurately, confirmations. The physically imposing executive allayed many-a-Nintendan's fear by promising that three of his company's biggest 2007 titles would indeed arrive before the stroke of midnight on December 31.

The most anticipated of the bunch was Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the forthcoming Wii fighting game. Though the game was originally slated for a 2007 release, speculation had grown in recent months that it, like many Nintendo titles, might slip past its original release date.

Fils-Aime also pledged that two other high-profile titles would arrive during 2007. The 3D platformer Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii remains a lock for the year, as does The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the DS. The former always had a 2007 release date, while the latter had originally been scheduled to arrive in 2006.

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Philipxb
Philipxb

Yeah, i actually bought my Wii JUST for SSBB : )

TGFL
TGFL

everybody who complaines that it is now 2008 and we have no SSBB yet are Tacos. He made an estimate, whice was innacurate. He should have never said promise, because there is no such thing as a promise on release dates. Just look at Team fortress 2. almost 10 years to design a game that ended up being a multiplayer online only game, which IMO sucks. Brawl wont be like that. It has what so far seems to be the most comprehensive adventure mode SSB has seen yet. The plethora of characters, tied into one storyline is unprecidented, especially considering the variety of extras. Dont complain, cus delays only make things better(except for Team Fortress)

CloudStrife97
CloudStrife97

NINTENDO LIES!!! Alot of people bought the wii JUST FOR SUPER SMASH BROTHERS!!!! And they gave it online play, but if u play against someone u dont have on friends it wont even tell them ur name, give us microphones or something come on, DONT BE LAME REGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

I guess it's not coming in 2007 after all. :(

chaos_6t9
chaos_6t9

Sonic is in There, Proceed with the killing jakndaxter

jakndaxter7223
jakndaxter7223

i love the smash series, but i hate how they dig up arbitrary characters.............fox and yoshi are fine, but jigglypuff?, ice climbers and mr. game & watch? and I WILL KILL IF SONIC IS IN THERE

CRman930
CRman930

I think they should make another move for Captain Falcon's up b attack. When he grabs someone, it looks like he's making out with them. That's why my friends and I call him Captain Kissyface. Even if it is funny to call him by that name, they should change his up b attack.

Hazzard619
Hazzard619

if ridley happens to get into ssbb he may become an assist trophy character

KagimusMaximus
KagimusMaximus

Waluigi and Diddy could be cool, but I always do like the bad guys, so I'm rootin for Ridley from Metroid Prime!! I could care less about Sonic. To me, he died with the Sega Genesis. I like Solid Snake in there though. Glad to see Nintendo still has some friends in the biz. PS - Holy crap!! I just realized there's a spell check button right here!! A lot of people that post on this site should investigate what it is and how to use it...

luckthagreat
luckthagreat

They should put Waluigi in ssbb and diddy kong. And Captain Falcon better still be on the roster.

zeldafreak323
zeldafreak323

i dont think they should put sonic in ssbb because that just ruins the super smash bros history of having only nintendo characters like peach, mario, luigi, link, samus, bowser, and yoshi... and the pokemon .. fire emblem too. if they put sonic its just wrong for all intents of purposes .... and i hope they put ike in this one.

Hazzard619
Hazzard619

the only character that has to be in this game is MegaMan X or the one from the cartoons how he could grab the lower arm of his opponent and use their ability. eg. he grabs link then throws him away then he can shoot out arrows or with mario he could shoot fire balls in a way like similar to kirby but he can charge up attacks like he did in the snes games. Then SSBB will be the greatest wii game EVER.

Goldbergfan1110
Goldbergfan1110

yeah i acually heard that Super Smash Brothers Brawl will be online saw an articale that said that you can battle with your friends. So thats going to be amazing just to know that if you cant play with your friends if they arent around or w/e you can have a shot at playing different people online if your friends arent around to play this game online.

Zazalane
Zazalane

Sonic should only be in SSBB if he replaces Jigglypuff. Jiggly's Rollout move really does belong to Sonic.

GhostStalkerX1
GhostStalkerX1

I know in SSBM there were two fire emblem characters, MArth..Roy. I hope they put Ike in this one.

diablos101
diablos101

one word and one word only: AWESOME!

DoctorQ
DoctorQ

This game looks like its going to be ABSOLUTE CHAOS! I CAN'T WAIT!

TEX-MEX
TEX-MEX

Super Smash Brothers Melee, one of the greatest games for the Nintendo GameCube. Last year at E3 Nintendo promised us that Smash Brothers would be coming to the Wii, and here it is the first footage. First thing to note is the updated look for the characters, the visuals are updated from the GameCube version while keeping that great Nintendo look. Of course there are also new characters. We get a glimpse of 5 in the trailer recently released by Nintendo. The first being Meta Knight from the Kirby franchise. From the trailer it appears as if Meta Knight will be a fast paced character, maybe similar to Falco or Fox from SSBM. The next appearence we see is of Pit, from Kid Icarus. Samus also makes an appearence in her Zero suit sporting a weapon that resembles a lightsaber. We also get to see Wario make his debut in the Smash Bros series. The last character isn't one of Nintendo's, it is in fact Solid Snake who recieved an invitation to particpate in the Super Smash Brothers. Nintendo seem to have packed special moves in, Kirby cooking mario, Link unleashing a devasting sword attack crushing Mario between a two triforce and Mario letting out a electric like Kamehameha blast. Lets not forget the theme for Super Smash Brothers Brawl. The theme is done by legendary composor Nobuo Uematsu responsibile for the masterpieces that can be heard throught numerous Final Fantasy games. The Nintendog's also make an appearence and this is only the beginning. What else will Nintendo have up there sleeves. They have already promised more new characters, and an enhanced solo player mode we will have to wait and see what suprises they have in store. SSBM had so many unlockables, from game modes, the trophies and characters, and it had great reply value, a game that was impossible to get bored of. If this game can improve on the SSBM forumla, which from this first glimpse it appears to, then we have a instant classic coming to the Wii and a game that is sure to rule countless hours of your life.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm dying to see how the controls are going to work for this.

venom_brawl
venom_brawl

super smash got delayed cause they are adding 4 player(4 players at once)online.Super smash brawl will probably be the last of the smash series and will indeed have online etc.....

CRman930
CRman930

I change my mind. SSBB may be online. My friends have been saying that it can be, but now that i thought about it, it can be online. It would so totally rock. I just have to fix my dumb internet! I can't get it to work!

ERoBB
ERoBB

LOL, the PS3 sold less than the GBA??? A next Gen system selling less than a dead system? Sony, you've finally found the price gamers will refuse to pay for a console. Learn from it and lower the price!

Alden666
Alden666

Yea, i really hope that SSBB is supported with online play. It would be great to fight across the country with people, face some real competition.

thepumpkinseed
thepumpkinseed

actually , thinking about it. Maybe not dante (dmc) it would actually make more sence , in a style way and when you think about his game and play style of joe (viewtiful) were the capcom character.

yay_4_violence
yay_4_violence

it would be awesome if brawl was online but i dont really see it happening. there's no doubt it will be good, but this game needs to have a lot of new characters to make it great. nobody wants to see jiggly puff or game and watch again, but mega man and sonic would be good additions to the super smash bros family.

Sants412
Sants412

if nintendo is smart then ssbb will be online ill be beatin ppl across the country with roy

CRman930
CRman930

online or no online, SSBB IS GONNA PWN '07! And getting a Wii just to get SSBB is STUPID! THERE ARE OTHER WII GAMES TO BUY! And another thing. SSBB IS NOT GOING TO HAVE ONLINE PLAY! TRUST ME! IF THEY DID THAT, THEN SSBB WON'T BE OUT UNTIL LATE Q4 '07! SSBB WILL STILL PWN ALL WII GAMES THOUGH! PEACE OUT!

thepumpkinseed
thepumpkinseed

Dante? leon? ryu/ken??? (maybe not the last one) just some thoughts... cloud?? .... pacman??? (hes already been in mario kart and nintendo released its take on pacman)

thepumpkinseed
thepumpkinseed

Everyones randomly guessing stuff for smash bros. characters and such, but no ones taken a look at the site. Look here http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/music/music01.html The composers for the game. Theres people who worked on kingdom hearts, killer 7/godhand. Maybe its more likely we'll see square-enix or capcom characters appearing??

Supperdude9
Supperdude9

Brawl...brawl...brawl... To heck with other games, the most anticipated title (even edging out Halo 3 and GTA4, but just barely) of 2007 has to be Brawl.

zaveline
zaveline

i hope sonic is not in brawl cuz i heard that it will take another year to make the game

zaveline
zaveline

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master_sword90
master_sword90

I already have the idea that SSBB is the Wii game that'll finally get us to stop playing TLOZ: Twilight Princess.

Peeslurper
Peeslurper

Shiggums: Brawl will be the best game ever! I completely agree with you.

Goldbergfan1110
Goldbergfan1110

does anyone have any idea of when this game is coming out because ive heard about it coming out on either September 2 or New Year's eve so does anyone know a confirmed date yet because im not sure of which one is correct or its neither date.

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

k-sin: Just something I noticed.... The composer or writer or whatever for the game nIghts into Dreams is on the team..... Umm, wait, what!? It's on the official website. Someone care to explain? I do know there is a new nIghts game proposed for the Wii. But why do they need nIghts music for SSBB? Because they have the composers that did Final Fantasy and Ape Escape. I'm sure that also means those characters will make a surprise appearance along with Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby FTW!

k-sin
k-sin

Just something I noticed.... The composer or writer or whatever for the game nIghts into Dreams is on the team..... Umm, wait, what!? It's on the official website. Someone care to explain? I do know there is a new nIghts game proposed for the Wii. But why do they need nIghts music for SSBB?

nafatestaynight
nafatestaynight

For me i would like to see some of the characters from advance wars in this game for instance Hawke's and also Andy!

pspfords
pspfords

ok. lets not forget.. there should be hidden characters. lets hope they put some awesome characters on.

Shiggums
Shiggums

Brawl will be the best game ever!!!

rouguesquadron
rouguesquadron

As long as Phantom Hourglass is a great game, I don't mind waiting a few more months for it.

Skulk_Sauce
Skulk_Sauce

I just hope they don't rush any of these great games!

switchdude98
switchdude98

this game better have wi-fi cause im really looking forward to it

hughbaldwin
hughbaldwin

It'd be cool if some of the Golden Sun Characters were in it. Like Felix and Isaac....and Alex, too.

10outof10
10outof10

I hope it comes out soon! I really hope they put in some great characters! This game is gonna be sick!

wmark007
wmark007

i want megaman to be in the game! and sonic should be in it also.