At Nintendo's US Media Summit today, it was confirmed that the US would also be experiencing a two month delay for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The title isn't set for a release here until Sunday, February 10.
This was going to be my big holiday title. Well Galaxy should tie me over for some time though.
No excuse for Nintendo because there is no tecnology leap for this. It's basically the same as developing for the gamecube.
but that' pretty funny (and true).
Just because the technology is similar it doesn't mean the game can't be so feature rich that it requires a little longer testing cycle. Besides as far as we know, Sonic might be a very late ingredient in the mix, thus forcing Nintendo to do more testing. Unlike other publishers, Nintendo does not delay games for the sake of it. When they delay games it is because they are making sure the games are up to their extremely high standards, and if this is the case with this game, then so be it.
sigh...a 2 month delay, crazy.
What is up w/ all these games got delayed? But I got plenty more games to play though so I don't think it is a big deal
Nooooooooooo not SUper smash bros!!!! please say it aint so. in febuary is going to be hard to pick this title up, with mgs4, killzone and Ut3 releasing around that time. i have been playing super smash bros since it first started with the n64.
well that is a downer, but it just means that they are going to make it even better so I can't complain to much
I guess for a longer while, it's back to silly games for Nintendophiles. This is pathetic.
SMG, RE, and Fire Emblem are silly games.
LOL, what a bad luck for every other 2008 game. Brawl is going to be a massive hit in sales and very possible Game of the Year finalist. Every game around this date has to be pushed back if it doesn' want to be a failure, because everybody is going to be concentrated in Brawl. (Too bad that No More Heroes also comes this month)
You're funny. Thank you for bringing laughter to this site.
With PSwii you're looking at getting a double dose of Solid Snake in the 1st quarter of 08. Smash Bros. on Wii and MGS4 on PS3. People think that Wii60 is better combination, but PSwii provides a more complete and satisfying gaming experience. Believe That. NOW YOU'RE PLAYING B 3 Y O N D WITH POWER!!!
good thimg im a pswii owner
they are adding voice chat support, because if they aren't i'm tossing my wii out the window
Yep, Voice chat is the reason. Voice chat, and Brawl is going to be the most played game this generation, no doubt about that.
there is actually a fairly large doubt about that...a doubt shared by anybody that knows anything...
I have a PS3 so I can wait and wait. Wahawk anyone?
yeah Nintendo needs something to fight off titles like MGS4, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, Home, and that's just a few from sony's side. If you ask me and this is just my opinion the wii is a big seller but lacking in the game department when it is put up agaist the big hitters.
Mario Kart, Okami, Monster Hunter (Big in Japan) and next Zelda should help also.
dylantalon here, once a die hard fan of nintendo until nintendo said "(FCVK YOU DYLAN, WE ARE GOING TO FORGET YOU AND MAKE GAMES FOR FAT CHICKS AND OLD PEOPLE)". WELL ANYWAY, IM A GAMER FIRST AND A FANBOY SECOND, A FANBOY WHICH LEADS ME TO BE A FAN OF WHICH EVER CONSOLE IS STRONGER THAT UTILIZES ITS FEATURES TO GIVE ME TRUE NEXT GEN EXPERIENCE WITH NEXT GEN GRAPHICS. anyway, my point is this, im glad mario got delayed cause next year is the year all will come true, its the year of the dragon, its the year that the Dragon will rise up and trample all the posers in its way. posers who cant achieve 1080p at 60fps, posers who cant do 4d graphics, posers who cant give me a pretty game in true high def that last more than a few hours. anyway, im glad brawl is delayed, fcvk it, they will be crushed, next year when KILLZONE 2 IS RELEASE IT WILL TROUNCE ANYTHING AROUND AND IN CLOSE PROXIMITY. rrruuaahhhhhaaaaaahhhaaaahhaaa a.
Lol @ buying the 4-d graphics bs. As far as this goes, it is ok by me. I have enough to hold me over until it's released. Super Mario Galaxy Geometry Wars: Galaxies Godzilla Unleashed Trauma Center: New Blood Nights: Journey of Dreams Tomb Raider Anniversary Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Uncharted: Drakes Fortune My wallet is hurting already, any relief is welcome by me. As Miyamoto said: "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever."
You make me worry about the future of the human race...
I am confused by you. You seem to know exactly what to do with the xbox, but you claim to be a fan of power, why not play PC games instead? That way you don't have to worry about frame rates or anything?
forum crawler...somehow what you said made less sense than dylan's comment...
looks like I'll have to postpone my $250 till 2008.
i just can't wait to play this game. I bet there are going to be a lot of tournaments when this game release in Feb. 10th 2008.
i think that smash bros delay was a good move from a business point of view.. is not like they're gonna have a hard time selling wiis this holiday, as a matter of fact is gonna be pretty much impossible to find one.. but what happens when the holiday rush is gone?? "if" the wii was to slow down next year which seems like it might, smash bros will give it a nice kick.. actually the "only" reason that i might pick up a wii it's because of smash bros.. i've never had a better party than playing smash bros with my friends while drinking and just chilling, and i'm expecting the same from brawl so i think delaying it it's a good idea from a business point of you, is not like wii owners are not gonna buy it just because it didn't come out for christmas
i agree( not on all but i agree) i cant wait either but delaying also means more time to work on the title, so this could be promising too.
I'm selling my Wii around Christmas, and I'll buy another one in 2009. This sucks I was waiting for SSBB, Mairo Galaxy, and Mario Kart now it's being pushed back until February. What happened to December. And why did it take so long for Mario Kart to be developed. Maybe if the scrapped Mario Strikers it could have been out by now. Nintendo you're slowly killing me with the delays and droughts :( .
Honestly, I hate life now.
lol please don't do anything that'll give Jack Thompson a semi.
A FIRST party title is getting delayed? Just like that? ..and here I was pissed off about developers bringing out PS3 games a week or two later. And LMAO at Ninty fanboys trying to make this seem like a good thing.
Delays are never fun, but it also gives devs more time to tweak some things. a bad game is a bad game delays are a different story. trust me with the 2 new videos out the Delay is only making it harder for the N-fans.
A bad game is bad forever. A delay game is eventually good! I also can't wait. But if thier making it better then let it be delay. but not to long ><
Not entirely unexpected after the JP version was delayed. While disappointing, hopefully this delay will allow Nintendo to throw in more third party characters. Maybe some Capcom characters.
Which, admittedly, is strange. I kept saying to myself "Hey dude, Brawl by Christmas is just too good to be true." And maybe it is... Chances are that if Brawl had come out on December 3rd, it would not be as compelling a package as its February 10th version. So while this isn't news exactly worth signing over, don't cry too much, because ultimately gamers win. If I were working for Nintendo, my only concern would be that their holy trinity just got dropped to a holy duo.
You know, I can't understand Nintendo. They always develop games at a snail pace even though their games are like mirror images (with improved graphics and different controls) of their older titles. Plus... these aren't huge final fantasy type games... these are simple party games mostly. Even hardware wise... Nintendo is always late to the show. I'm not talking about graphics power... I'm talking about having multiplayer connectivety online and basic features like that. It makes me wonder if Nintendo is seriously undermanned or if they are all smoking the same things kuala bears smoke/eat. I thought the same thing as others... wow... Nintendo actually has more then one hit title coming out this year? That's awesome for Nintendo. Apparantly it was too good to be true. Didn't this come after Nintendo said they didn't want to release Mario Kart this year due to too many blockbusters from Nintendo coming? I guess it was because they couldn't get the games out on time.
is that their important titles always have an amazing layer of polish. Metroid Prime 3, Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy- they've all got a very pristine flawlessness about them. Very rarely are their bugs in Ninty's blockbusters. My guess is that Brawl had not yet attained this level of perfection.
It really wouldn't hurt for them to at least give us an explanation of why it's taking an extra 2 months to get this game out.
Maybe I'll hit up bleach & Naruto to tide me over til Febuary! SSBB Please bring Mighty Wart from SMB2. Besides everybody knows All Great Games Get Delayed, A Sleepers become Great Games that don't get Recoginition!
they must be working on the voice chat or its cause of sonic.
I've always felt that releasing Brawl less than a month after Mario Galaxy was going to steal Mario Galaxy's thunder a bit. Galaxy is still set for a November 12th release here in the US I believe, and the old release date for Brawl was just 3 weeks after. But now that Brawl is set for a Feb 08 release and Mario Kart is set for release sometime in Spring 08, I'm thinking that one of those titles will steal thunder from the other one. Traditionally, there has been somewhat of a software release lull after the holiday season so I guess I can't really complain, but it just seems a bit weird to me.
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