WII Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | 9:01 AM

Images of SSBB (ONLINE!)

Images of SSBB (ONLINE!)

This morning, like everyday, I browsed the Internet and went to the official website of Super Smash Bros. Brawl hoping for a cool update so I could save the pictures to post them on GamerSyde. Some rumors had been circulating forever whether or not a WiFi mode would be added in this important brawler ; I had my answer and I propagate the good news ; SSBB will be multiplayer, either locally or on the Internet.

The first mode is called "With Friends" and allows you to play, well, with friends registered on your Nintendo Wii console. First you choose an icon that will represent you (either the head or the icon of a game character, etc.). Once the brawl has started, you can send little message to your opponents by using the stunt action. The messages must have been written beforehand. A maximum of four text commands can be input, as there are four arrows on the control pad.

The second mode, "With Anyone", allows you to play against perfect strangers. You will never know their names, and the stats won't be recorded. Masahiro Sakurai has specified that other modes could use the WiFi, but he won't tell us more right now. What a tease...

All comments

Commented on 2007-09-18 09:27:44
i really hope this game works on the Wii and i anit going ***DAM I DID'NT DO THAT MOVE!!!

but yey ^__^ online gaming for the win
Commented on 2007-09-18 09:32:12
Well IMO it's a step in the right direction for this series. If they can buy and maintain descent servers for this game, It'll be great. I'm also concerned by the possible lag, and Sakurai said in this blog entry that some IS to be expected, especially if you play across oceans (ex: Asia/America).
Commented on 2007-09-18 11:50:19
Good move I say. Smash Bros online is what the series has been craving.

As has been said. Hopefully it will run smoothly and this could be one of the most fun multiplayer games yet !!
Commented on 2007-09-18 11:59:21
Have to say im really excited about online play for this yet I feel let down at the same time. No match history tracking and no voice chat? Nintendo miles behind in the online department yet again...
Commented on 2007-09-18 13:39:32
I agree with type105x, i really have my doubts that this will work 100% with the Wii controls at all time, and that it will respond perfectly. I mean there are alot of Wii games that have some but not terrible response issues, but this game is way more hectic and fast-paced. Besides i already hade alot of moments with the older Smash games that the controls didn't seem to react fast enough, i mean i think that's a problem with most fight games.
Commented on 2007-09-18 14:27:03
@type105x & Anthony86

You can also play SSBB with the Classic Controler or the NGC Pad = it will respond as perfectly as SSBM.
Commented on 2007-09-18 14:37:07
In that case i hope they make it impossible for people that are using a classic controller to play against people using the Wii controls online. Outherwise that wouldn't be really fare.
Commented on 2007-09-18 18:09:46 In reply to Fumoffu
Posted by Fumoffu
@type105x & Anthony86

You can also play SSBB with the Classic Controller or the NGC Pad = it will respond as perfectly as SSBM.
O nice one Thanks for that bit of news .... made my day ^___^ cause really the Wii control is like playing dead or alive with a wheel .... it would never feel right 4 me
Commented on 2007-09-18 20:14:28
I got a feeling I'm going to get into alot of stare downs, with messages...
Commented on 2007-09-18 21:49:25
UGH! Now I need a Wii.
Commented on 2007-09-19 05:50:25
Best video game news I've heard in about three weeks!

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