Rumors of another Brawl delay

Rumors of another Brawl delay

There's a growing number of whispers regarding stores pushing back the date for Super Smash Bros. Brawl even further. One retailer called eStarland has changed the release date on their listing to March 9th, 2008.

This is just speculation for the time being, it's entirely possible that eStarland just has bad information. Other major retailers like Amazon, Gamestop and Walmart still list Brawl with a date of February 10th. Nintendo has refused to comment on the situation.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

I wouldn't be surprised. I mean the character roster and moves aren't complete, the modes don't seem compete. Heck I wouldn't be surprised if it was released in 2009.

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i need a wiieww said:

Today I got a email from Game saying that it's been delayed until May, but I'm in the UK and the website said it would be released in February, which I knew it wouldn't for us. I thought they had just tried to cover up the wrong date they had. But yeah, does this mean an actual delay?

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joey24 said:

Hell no, Europe might be in May now.

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THE YOSHI GUY said:

*maniac grin*, if this is true, my gift is ruined. WHAT THE HECK?!

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mr guy said:

We Europeans probably won't get it until after that anyway.

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MrWii said:

I really do hope that this is not true.

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smash fan x said:

If it gets delayed again I will go crazy.

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Wii Freak said:

Maybe March 9th is the PAL release. I hope.

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cat said:

When Nintendo opened its new site after the delay, it said Dec 4th, not 3rd, 4th. So don't believe what you see until confirmed on the dojo.

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Falcon said:

This is the second such rumor going around, but if they keep delaying it at this rate the PAL version will be playable before the US version. Yay.

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Aeth said:

NO! Not another delay, it's like they are teasing us.

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Miiikkkeee said:

Oh please no.

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hbh said:

Think carefully. I know a guy.

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Lt11 said:

It's fake, there's no more delays.

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BrothaZ said:

Hmmm. Well this might be good. Maybe. What if they add in a new character or something?

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Miiikkkeee said:

WHY?! This is ridiculous.

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Keranu said:

Games should take all the time they need to be made.

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Shadow of the Lost said:

This is very unlikely. The game is ten days from being released in Japan. America gets it in 27 days (I still wish someone would say when it arrives in Europe though). They are mass producing it for Japan already. It may be too late to even try to delay the game again. This probably comes from paranoid people being paranoid.

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divinityboy said:

The game has already gone gold (started printing) in Japan so I don't think so.

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ganon man 62 said:

This is just a rumor. Some places just got a little confused. It's too close to release to push again. There were already Japanese brawl commercials.

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doglover said:

If this is true... CCCHHH CCCHHH.

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Frogman said:

Well, a month isn't that bad guys. However, I still see what you mean. I still wouldn't have gotten it until March 17th anyway (my birthday), so it makes little difference to me. Don't let some bad speculation bother you too much.

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Epsilon said:

Nah, they wouldn't delay Brawl again.

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akasheo said:

If they delay it, it will be hilarious. I would laugh so hard, then go into depression again.

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Stinky12694 said:

Not going to happen. I agree with shadow.

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YoshLee said:

This is so fake. Even if it's real - big whoop, if anyone wants to complain let's see you make an awesome game like smash bros brawl by yourself.

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insultman911 said:

Oh my god! First december 3, then february 10, now march 9?

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Wii Freak said:

Soon enough the game will be delayed to another month, then another year, and then they will be saying it's for the next console.

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Master Foot said:

Sakurai was supposed to spoil that one.

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Juan said:

I think the game is already made, they won't make any more major announcements because they want to surprise us.

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YoshLee said:

I don't think Nintendo can say no to Kirby in that cute little helmet.

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Nintendoof said:

I'm going to break all my Wii equipment if this happens. On the other hand it's only going to be a month.

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Super King said:

To Diddy Kong Lover: just because the Dojo hasn't updated everything doesn't mean they haven't already got everything in the game. It's not like they put up updates AS they are implemented in the game. And the game isn't being delayed. The Dojo still says Feb 10, unlike last time it was delayed when it was changed to TBD for a day or two. It's not delayed.

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Sion said:

No, it's way too late to delay the game again, there are already Japanese commercials of the game and it we'll be released in Japan next week, I won't trust the rumor.

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dracoris said:

Stop messing with our minds Nintendo..

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JosephTheSquirrel said:

Nope. Turns out it IS true.

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Nickhead said:

I hope they don't keep us waiting until the end of 2008.

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Scooby Jew said:

No no no no no. If they delay it, I will have to end the world and all those in it. Brawl is my life, and my life doesn't need any further delays. They've been working on Brawl for perhaps a year and a half now? I think that's plenty of time for any game, especially when you have a great mind like Sakurai behind its development.

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Scooby Jew said:

I realize this is my second post, but I just read up on the official site- 'tis true. March 9th. GOD HELP US ALL.

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Blueman said:

It's true, I've seen it on dojo! At least if it releases in Japan soon we will be able to see videos of it.

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Mr Mcboberson said:

It's true, the site confirmed this morning that the US would get it March 9th and Japan January 30th.

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Gamer guru said:

It's TRUE! It said in the little notice box on the site.

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WiiNinja said:

No no, here were the dates: June 1st, December 3rd, and February 10th. I've waited for this game since November 2006.

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supersmashboom said:

Yup it's delayed, that is just freaking annoying.

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Aeth said:

It's true! Okay, let's think, the first delay was due because they needed to add Sonic in. So maybe Nintendo heard Keiji Inafune's plea and are now having several people from Capcom come over to help program in Mega Man! While this is hopeful wishing, Mega Man might still have a chance to jump on the Brawl battlefield.

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insultman911 said:

This is true (making loud noises of frustration), look on the website on the launch date. It has changed from Feb 10 to Mar 9.

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Frogman said:

Well guys, the news has been confirmed on the website.

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DeanPOWER said:

I'm bored waiting for this game. I do hope the delays are because of the effort they've been putting in other than downright laziness. I say they stop messing around with the website and just develop the game, leave some surprises.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

This is just a rumor, and until I see some solid proof, I'll treat it as such. It's disconcerting that Nintendo wouldn't comment though. But, if it is being delayed, March is better than May.

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ganon man 62 said:

Aeth, how do you know the delay was due to Sonic? He never said why.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Insultman is right, I bet it's because they needed to bring back Captain Falcon and add Mega Man.

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cat said:

Nintendoof you better get destroying Wii stuff.

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Gina Beets said:

That sucks squid. In that month that I might lose, I could have gotten used to the controls and get at least almost everything. Jeez! That better not happen. I like the Pikmin Kirby but it made me think about what he can do after he plucks them from the ground. Do they just follow him or what. Maybe if an enemy goes near them they attack because that's what happens in the game.

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smashking said:

Thankfully its only a month. Like Shigeru Miyamoto says "A delayed game is eventually good; a bad game is bad forever".

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Juan said:

They should have made kirby say "This Sucks".

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zeldafan said:

This is crazy. At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised to see it delayed until July.

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SSB4LIFE said:

Oh my god. WHY. I know it's true. I know it's true. But, like other people said, March is better than May.

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Shadow of Sadness said:

Blast it. They really did delay it again. There better be a good reason for this. At least it's only a month *sigh*.

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Plaugefiend said:

Maybe there are more than 40 characters to play as. Yes Mega Man still has a chance to enter the fray, also Krystal and Ridley. Hopefully Nintendo is putting more females in this game, because I'm getting whacked by my sister with a broom for this delay and for not knowing about other female characters.

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WiiNinja said:

Solid proof? The date is indeed changed to March 9th. Check the site, peeps.

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akirva said:

Megaman shouldn't join the smash franchise. But yes, brawl is once again delayed.

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insultman911 said:

Delays are good. If it comes out too early it might not be the best. It might be longer but it's going to be worth it.

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Supernova said:

Dang these ridiculous delays. If I do recall, what happens to games that keep getting delayed? Take Super Paper Mario for example. Originally planned for Gamecube. It was delayed, delayed, and delayed until. Okay, one word: Cancellation, and moved to the next console. I really hope they don't do the same thing to Brawl. If they do, I'm going to be a little more than pissed off.

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Shadow of the Lost said:

At least it was a good reason, problems with American routers. I still am disappointed though. I had Feb 10th memorized since the first delay *another big sigh*.

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Frogman said:

Plaugefiend, you're right. I'm going to stick this delay out for Ridley.

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TruBlu said:

Nintendo is clearly trying to make a perfect game. Every delay causes more hype, and higher expectations. Don't disappoint us Nintendo.

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The Mafster said:

The rumors are probably by Sony because they fear this game more than anything. I believe that one of their top boys said that they were most looking forward to SBB. I agree that they should delay for the perfect game but I just can't work out why the PAL version gets delayed by centuries and yet they never give us a reason for this.

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