E3 '07: Smash Bros. Brawl whacks Wii Dec. 3

Publisher reveals release date for anticipated Nintendo first-party brawler.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--During its press conference during 2006's Electronics Entertainment Expo, Nintendo took the wraps off its next installment in the highly anticipated brawler featuring classic video game characters, Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. At the time, the game was dated to arrive in early 2007, though that date was later bumped at the Nintendo Summit in May. However, Reggie was quick to reaffirm that Super Smash Bros. Brawl would still make it to market in 2007.

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Now, a year and some change later, Nintendo has used its E3 Media and Business Summit press conference to reveal that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will double-jump onto the Wii on December 3.

The newest Smash Bros. will feature several industry icons not seen before in the series. In addition to Wario, Pit from Kid Icarus, Kirby villain Meta Knight, and a Samus Aran sans heavy-metal duds, Solid Snake would lend his lethal stealth abilities to the game, cardboard box and all.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii has not yet been rated. For more on the game, check out the previous trailer for the game, and stay tuned to GameSpot's complete E3 coverage for more recent developments.

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