*Updating this website in 50 degree weather during the night in the middle of a driveway from a random Wi-Fi signal at my grandma’s internetless house in shorts and while wearing sandals* – that’s a long prepositional phrase for you. :p
EDIT #2 @ 11:30 PM: Nintendo has realized its goof-up – the entire video has been replaced with an earlier one, since it revealed that Ness was a playable character as well. Looks like we saw the original right in time!
EDIT @ 11:00 PM: Breaking news concerning Lucario and Jigglypuff in SSBB! Read the first news story directly below.
Lucario and Jigglypuff Playable Characters in SSBB – A brand new trailer for Super Smash Brothers Brawl that was just posted on the official Japanese Wii website has inadvertently revealed that Lucario and Jigglypuff will be playable characters in the game. In the video, there is a brief scene where stickers are shown, and which playable characters are compatible with them. Stickers are awarded to players as they proceed through the game, and can be adhered to characters to give them a power boost in the Subspace Emissary. Shown below is a screenshot of a sticker selection screen, with Groudon being highlighted by the player (the Groudon sticker increases its user’s fire resistance by 8 points, as shown in the box on the lower left). The box on the lower right shows the characters that can use the Groudon sticker: Pikachu, Pokemon Trainer, and, surprise – Lucario, and Jigglypuff! Lucario and Jigglypuff have yet to be officially revealed as characters in Smash Bros. Brawl, but this screenshot seems to confirm their existence and playability in the game.
Click the screenshot below for a larger image. The box that shows which characters can use the Groudon sticker has been enlarged – undoubtedly, one can see that the two Pokemon after Pokemon Trainer are Lucario and Jigglypuff. Where are Mewtwo and Pichu – could this mean both will not be returning?
More SSBB Pokemon News – Brawl Central, one of the leading websites covering Super Smash Brothers Brawl news, has posted more SSBB developments from the Whobby World 2008 Expo in Japan. The news covers a variety of details concerning Pokemon Trainer, including impressions on how good his Charizard, Ivysaur, and Squirtle are. The update also confirms that Darkrai, Eevee (apparently evolving into one of its evolutions randomly and attacking), Chansey, and Cherim will be Poke Ball item Pokemon in the game (gee, how many Pokemon are they going to include in this game?). Check out their update for all the info!
Remember, Super Smash Brothers Brawl for the Nintendo Wii will be released on Sunday, March 9th, in America! If you are going to get up extra early in the morning on March 9th to buy the game, you better start training in the cold to be prepared for it!