The last GDC edition of the 1UP Yours podcast reveals a vaguely depressing tidbit about Super Smash Bros. Brawl
depressing it is depends on your outlook. Shane Bettenhausen reported that during a lunch meeting with Reggie Fils-Aime, he said that Nintendo is planning to release Super Smash Bros. Brawl
in the fall.
Specifically, the discussion was framed in terms of Wii Fit
and Mario Kart Wii
. The reason given that those two games are being released in Europe first is that "they don't get Smash Bros.
until fall." The part about Reggie starts at about the 37 minute mark. It's worth a listen in general for some (secondhand reports of) surprisingly strong anti-Xbox posturing from Reggie.
Why do we say that this is potentially not very depressing? Because fall of this year is still this year
, and that's pretty good for Nintendo of Europe.