|System: Wii||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: HAL Lab. / Sora / Game Arts||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Nintendo||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: March 9, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
by Matthew Walker
July 11, 2007 - Nintendo's Smash Bros. series is gaining speed as they announced today the release date of one of the most anticipated Nintendo Wii games around. What might this magnificent day be? How about December 3rd of this year? That's right fans boys and girls! The Brawl is finally coming. There are plenty of ways that we will be able to play; some of fan favorites and some that will be new to the series. Those that are going to be joining Mario and his regular ragtag crew are Kid Icarus, Wario, Samus, and my personal favorite: Solid Snake.
Speaking again about those modes for our gaming ease: we will be able to not only use the Wii-mote and Nunchuk combination, but we will also be able to use the classic controller and the GameCube controller, or the Wii-mote, holding it sideways. There is plenty more info that we will be passing along to you in the next few days as we learn as much as we can from this year's E3. Stay tuned to CheatCC!
CCC Project Coordinator
Nintendo takes the fight outside by Vaughn Smith
June 29, 2006 - Updated with new screens.
May 10, 2006 - You wanted it....you got it! Nintendo announced today via a video announcement trailer that indeed, a new installment of the insanely popular Super Smash Bros. franchise would be appearing on the Wii. Oddly enough, it was Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid that helped bring the announcement to the masses....and he was labelled as a newcomer, which means Nintendo is going after third party companies to get their permission to use outside characters. How cool is that? Finally you'll be able to answer the age old question, "Who would win in a fight between Pikachu and Solid Snake?", because we know you have nothing better to do with your time than invent ridiculous matchups. Other newcomers (with even more to be announced) can be located directly below. Kid Icarus fans must be busy relieving themselves in their pants right about now.
Super Smash Bros. Melee creator Masahiru Sakurai, was approached by Shigeru Miyamoto to create a new Super Smash Bros. game and Brawl is it. One of the stipulations that Sakurai had, was that the game was not to be played with the Wii-mote even though it would on the Wii system, so gamers will once again be able to pick up their Cube controllers and have at it.
There will be changes to the single player experience although those weren't revealed, but it did slip that there would be online play!
For now check out the screens and be sure to check out the comical movie trailer for the game....do you think one of the Nintendogs might be playable? Arf Arf! Click here to see the movie.
Unfortunately the game won't be ready until 2007, but I'm sure that's a small consolation for those who thought Nintendo had abandoned them when Super Smash Bros. wasn't mentioned during Nintendo's E3 Press Conference. We'll have more ASAP.
CCC Former Site Director