Seriously, I’m getting scared that there aren’t going to be any more new characters announced for Brawl at this point. Smash Bros. Dojo hasn’t announced a new character since October 25th (we got King Dedede, do we really need more Kirby characters). The updates have been pretty boring, too, but I guess if you have to update the site everyday, you have to include even the mundane stuff like:
- Three Different Taunts
- Grab and Throw
Not that I don’t like handicaps in my fighting games (I was going to include a sly jab at Robert here…I’ll let it slide just this once), but I already assumed Brawl would have them. Grab and throw is another example of something that I just expected out of Brawl.
Honestly, how many more characters can we expect to see announced before the game is released? Are some characters being kept secret up to the release? I was thinking that there would be a ton of characters in Brawl, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to be true at this rate. 23 have been announced, Melee had around 25 (if you include Sheik as a separate character, for example, you’d have more). Sure, there might be more in Brawl, but it won’t be by many, it seems. At least they won’t be repeat characters with pretty much the same move sets (I hope).
Finally, where is Captain Falcon? He was one of my favorite characters in Melee, second only to Fox. If he isn’t in Brawl I’m going to be disappointed. I can see a ton of reasons why he wouldn’t be in the game, too. For one, no new F-Zero game is slated to come out for the Wii. Miyamoto also said he was “disappointed” in F-Zero GX, so maybe since the series appears “dead” they won’t include him. I hope it’s not true, but who knows.
Hopefully we will see some more interesting updates, soon. If I was Masahiro Sakurai I would be hyping the hell out of Brawl. That game is going to be huge money for Nintendo and you could potentially have people talking about the game all the time if good information was given out at least once a week, with filler in between.