There were a lot of good games on the Gamecube. Such incredible titles as Metroid Prime, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Pikmin, Eternal Darkness and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles graced the system. However, there was one game that dominates the console to this day:
Super Smash Brothers.
It's third iteration, Brawl, is on the way. If you are blissfully unaware, check out the official website. For someone long since used to Blizzard's style of information update (Read: You might learn something about the game after it comes out), this website is absolutely stunning. In fact, it puts the entire industry to shame.
Every weekday you get another tidbit of information. Usually it's something minor, like an in-game item or some previously announced character's moveset. Sometimes you get some neat new information, such as a new character. Today we got a 15 second teaser of actual gameplay footage, and the release date of the game!
Anyone planning on buying the game for Christmas should probably A) Reserve it at a local video game store as soon as possible and B) Start searching for a Wii now. The closer we come to the holidays the harder it is going to become to find one. This summer is probably the best time to look.
If you can't tell, I am very excited about this game. I am guaranteed to be reserving this tomorrow or Saturday, and I'm sure a lot of other enthusiastic gamers will as well. Quite simply, it's looking really sweet.
In other news, Mario Kart for the Wii comes out early next year. I don't remember if Brawl is online capable or not, but Mario Kart will be. Thus, if all my siblings are able to pick up a Wii, fun times will ensue!
You know you want to do it! Your future children/spouses will love you! Really!