Yesterday in Japan, Nintendo’s blissfully over-the-top canonical fighter, Super Smash Bros. Brawl graced retail shelves leaving all of us here in the States frothing at the maw. But while we wait for our imported copy, secrets are being uncovered and characters unlocked, leaving us disheveled and scouring internet forums for any morsel of spoiler goodness.
Today we bring you what has been confirmed thus far: hidden characters, brand-new levels and a crapload of awesome gameplay footage. If you’ve seen any of our existing coverage on Halo and Pokemon in the past few months, you know that we’re about to cover the rip-roaring shit out of this game. Stay tuned for further installments complete with custom videos galore.
Spoilers ahead! If you want to wait like a chump until March 9, then look no further. Also, we have no idea how most of these things were unlocked. More info as it comes.
Above: Brawl's Character Select screen
Already Announced Fighters:
Samus/Zero Suit Samus
Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Squirtle, Ivysaur)
Olimar and Pikmin
Jigglypuff (Purin in this picture)
Mr. Game and Watch
Toon Link (Wind Waker)