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Super Smash Brothers Melee

Super Smash Brothers Returns for Gamecube

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    I've only played the original Super Smash Brothers a couple times, and the only reason I did was to play Link. You have know idea how good it feels to see Link killing Pikachu. But now you fellow Nintendo fans will see a new Super Smash Brothers for the Gamecube. It will be similar to the N64 version. But it will also have new moves, MUCH better graphics, and there's even a sepcial side-scrolling mode. The game will be smooth and the graphics and gameplay will be intense. Of course, the only reason I'm reporting this is because the new game will feature our good friend Link, as well as Sheik. So now we can see a cross-dressing princess kick some butt. Below I have a few high-resolution screenshots for you, as well as a nice demo video.

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    LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2001 - Favorites from the Nintendo family are lining up for a chance to win it all in Super Smash Bros.® Melee for NINTENDO GAMECUBE?, unveiled this year at E3. As one of the kick-off titles exclusively for NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Super Smash Bros. Melee throws players into an ultimate melee against multiple lethal enemies in which they can experience a heightened level of multi-player action intensity.
    Super Smash Bros. Melee improves on the original N64 multi-player game with all-time favorite Nintendo characters - Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Yoshi and more - pulled from a number of hit Nintendo games. Some of the characters haven't been seen since certain NES games, such as the cult figure Ice Climber. However, these classic characters have been revamped with amazing detail to create vivid battle scenes with blows and throws never seen before.
"This game is a great way to bring our unique proprietary characters together to create a huge smash hit," says Peter Main, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "We combined more than a dozen lush backgrounds from the most popular Nintendo games and enhanced them with state-of-the-art graphics and special features to create a frantic, frenzied romp that will leave players wanting more."
    Due to the enhanced capabilities of the NINTENDO GAMECUBE, players can select characters based on their signature moves and weapons to battle opponents for triumph and trophies. They can choose to battle against friends, or opt for the all-new side scrolling one-player mode. Throughout the game, opponents practice moves in a training mode that judges fighting ability and specific attack skills, and then enter a new tournament mode that can handle up to 64 entrants battling at the same time. With nearly 30 new offensive and defensive items to use in battle and the ability to find and unlock secret hidden modes and new characters, competitors will have plenty of choices in their grueling match play. Players earn points through battles and can collect many figures of favorite past and present Nintendo characters to become the ultimate warrior. Super Smash Bros. Melee will be available in November 2001.
    As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems. The systems include Game Boy, Nintendo® 64, Game Boy Advance and the upcoming NINTENDO GAMECUBE?. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1985, Nintendo has sold more than 1.4 billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such as Mario? and Donkey Kong® and launching such franchises as Zelda? and Pokémon®. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.

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    Nintendo displayed video footage of the GameCube sequel to Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, titled Super Smash Bros. Melee, at its press conference in Los Angeles this morning. Like the original, Super Smash Bros. Melee is a 3D fighting game wherein many key characters from popular Nintendo series face off against each other in large multitiered environments.
    As in all the games that Nintendo showed for the GameCube at the event, Super Smash Bros. Melee had a distinct 3D cartoon look to it. Most of the character models had a Disney animation quality to their appearance, save for more realistic looking characters such as Samus from Metroid. The backgrounds seen ranged from the sort of static 2D hand-drawn look seen in Yoshi's Story for the Nintendo 64 (ostensibly Yoshi's signature arena) to a stage where water raged through between platforms.
    The following characters were seen in the game: Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, Bowser, Ness, Yoshi, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Fox, Pikachu, Samus, Link, Sheik, and Ice Climber.
    Nintendo says that the game will be playable tomorrow on the E3 show floor. We'll have more details, as well as a hands-on report, then.

    By Joe Fielder, GameSpot VG

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