Posted on September 18, 2007, Chris Woohoo! Super Smash Bros. Brawl Online Play CONFIRMED
I really expected this to be announced at this year’s E3, and when it wasn’t, I got really worried. And so did a lot of other diehard Smash Bros. fans all around the web – but we don’t have to hold our breath any longer. Smash Bros. DOJO!! has made the news official: Smash Bros. Brawl supports the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and you can play the game online. You’ll be able to select whether you want to play versus friends or anyone, so don’t worry if you don’t have a friends list full of Smash Bros. fanatics.
When playing against friends, you can send short messages (which you enter in advance) by pressing the d-pad. However, when playing against random folks, no one’s name or any sort of information will be displayed, and you can’t send those short message taunts. Plus, there’s no record kept of your wins and losses in this mood. Oh come on Nintendo, why can’t there at least be an option to enable these things? We’re not all kids.
Nintendo is planning “a number of services that make use of Wi-Fi,” but these plans won’t be revealed until later.
So, lots of good news with a few sprinkles of not-so-good news, but this certainly beats the prospect of no online play. Check after the break for more screenshots from the online version of the game.