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Brawlabout to smash onto the scene

“I don’t even care that I don’t have a Wii, I am still really excited for Brawl to come out, because I can at least use my friends who have Wiis to play the game.” junior Ben Jones said. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the highly anticipated third installment in the Smash Bros. series and will be released exclusively on the Nintendo Wii on March 9th. The first official game trailer was shown on May 10th, 2006 and since then the anticipation has continued to build. “Brawl was the only shot I had at getting better than my friends at video games, but because I couldn’t find a Wii, I had to settle for an Xbox 360.”Jones said. Information about the game, including characters, levels, music, items and game modes has been released through the Super Smash Bros. Dojo website. The updates occur around 2 am every weekday. “I check the Dojo whenever I remember, but a lot of the updates really aren’t worth my time.” junior Eric Garasky said. “I don’t really care who is conducting the music, but the Dojo tells me anyway.” Brawl is one of the first games to release information daily, and this is because of the appetite the fans of the series have for the game. Notices about the games development and progress are also made on the Dojo; sometimes including notes from the games fabled director Masahiro Sakurai. The original release date was also revealed on the Smash Dojo as December 3, 2007, but just two months before the release of the game the due date was pushed back to its new current March release date. “I almost wept when I heard Brawl was delayed,” junior Eric Garasky said. “I was ready to play the game, and having to wait two extra months to have it has almost killed me. I guess it is for the best though, because I want the best Smash I can get.” Brawl was made available to be played as a demo at the Entertainment for All expo in Los Angeles in October. Many changes have been made to the flow and physics of the game, with reports saying that the game was “floatier” and better-looking graphics wise. “All of the changes they have made are okay with me, just so that they don’t change the game completely. Smash 64 was great, and Melee was good too, because it just improved on aspects that Smash 64 messed up on.” junior Ross Davis said. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is expected to be the Wii’s highest selling game in the console’s young history, and a main attraction of the system. Brawl has already become the highest selling game for the Nintendo Wii on Amazon.com. The game will be released to many high expectations and a dedicated fan base that has stuck with the series since its inception. “I started playing Smash when I was six. It’s a game that really anyone can play and everyone can enjoy.” junior Ross Davis said. “Smash will make the Wii that much better. I just can’t wait to see who picks up a Wii remote and plays Brawl.”

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