Nintendo Wii Media | Smash Update: Pikmin & Olimar Join the Brawl!

By Jorge Ba-oh 09.01.2008 63

In an exciting update on the Smash Bros. Dojo today, Captain Olimar and his trusty Pikmin join the battle!

Goodness! Captain Olimar joins the fray with five colors of Pikmin in tow! He plucks Pikmin from the ground and they fight as his allies.

Without Pikmin, Olimar can't even do a Smash Attack. And the short-lived Pikmin tend to scatter. Theirs is a fated symbiotic relationship.

Choosing Pikmin music is a rather difficult thing to do. In trying to find a song that would be remembered by those who played the game...

I thought about areas that everyone would visit when starting and ending play, and thus chose this song.

Its arrangement came together in a smooth and lovely way. It conveys the remarkable Pikmin world. It's nice.

Be sure to stick around for updates...

Box art for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Developer

HAL Laboratory

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Fighting

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (594 Votes)

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Best Update in ages, now just to wait and see his moveset which will be interesting

At last! Smilie

*Ahem*

Cries of happiness.

Wait.. that's not right...

*dies*

Smilie

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NOW I am excited about this game coming out. Too bad I'll be in Mexico when it becomes available (assuming it isn't delayed again).

Look unto me in every thought. Doubt not. Fear not.

It won't be, it'd out soon in Japan and is too near to release. It'll prolly go Gold soon.

Only wish I could say the same for the EU/AUS games.

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Excellent news, really liking the visual upgrade of Olimar's suit too!


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fantastic. My most anticipated character bar Sonic Smilie

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The song bring back memories, if only Nintendo could announce Pikmin 3 soon.

!!#�ouknouk#!!


Excellent stuff (but where is Pikmin 3?)

Only a few weeks now, Japanese copy FTW!!! Smilie

We are both ready for a Brawling Smilie

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( Edited on 09.01.2008 18:18 by Linkyshinks )

Maquis said:
Only a few weeks now, Japanese copy FTW!!! Smilie
You're getting the Japanese version? Hmm... I'm gonna need to make a Super Smash Bros Brawl: Spoiler Thread. Many of the EU/AUS players won't want to spoil anything for themselves, but some may want to find out the info anyway.

I have to know the playable character roster Smilie

EDIT: LS, are you getting Brawl + maining Olimar? Smilie

I might be joining you Smilie I'm tempted to main Olimar over Sonic.

( Edited on 09.01.2008 14:20 by SuperLink )

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I wonder what his final smash will be? I am thinking something that has to do with his ship or one of the enemies from Pikmin. Speaking of that, I wonder if we will have some assist trophies from Pikmin?

SuperLink said:
Maquis said:Only a few weeks now, Japanese copy FTW!!! Smilie
Youre getting the Japanese version? Hmm... Im gonna need to make a Super Smash Bros Brawl: Spoiler Thread. Many of the EU/AUS players wont want to spoil anything for themselves, but some may want to find out the info anyway.I have to know the playable character roster

Don't worry, I'm not about the spoilers. My lips are sealed! Smilie

Robertd1138 said:
I wonder what his final smash will be? I am thinking something that has to do with his ship or one of the enemies from Pikmin. Speaking of that, I wonder if we will have some assist trophies from Pikmin?

I would go with the original Dolphin ship too or maybe at a push, it might be raining Poco'sSmilie


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Maquis said:
Dont worry, Im not about the spoilers. My lips are sealed! Smilie
But you'll tell me the characters right?

RIGHT!? Smilie

Shagster said:
I would go with the original Dolphin ship too or maybe at a push, it might be raining PocosSmilie
Well let's remember now that the Dolphin is currently floating around in the Space Junk Galaxy. Smilie

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Shagster said:I would go with the original Dolphin ship too or maybe at a push, it might be raining PocosSmilie
Well lets remember now that the Dolphin is currently floating around in the Space Junk Galaxy. Smilie
ah too true, forgot about thatSmilie
i feel a real need to play Pikmin2 tonight...


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SuperLink said:
Maquis said:Only a few weeks now, Japanese copy FTW!!! Smilie
Youre getting the Japanese version? Hmm... Im gonna need to make a Super Smash Bros Brawl: Spoiler Thread. Many of the EU/AUS players wont want to spoil anything for themselves, but some may want to find out the info anyway.I have to know the playable character roster SmilieEDIT: LS, are you getting Brawl + maining Olimar? SmilieI might be joining you Smilie Im tempted to main Olimar over Sonic.( Edited on 09.01.2008 14:20 by SuperLink )

It's a strong possibility. It will come down to who I like best out of Olimar, Link and Pit, and even then I reckon there could be characters that I grow to like even though right now I cannot contemplate using them. I imagine that will be the case with many peeps.

I would love Olimar to be a great character, one I could use often, but right now I cannot say one way or the other. It would be a stupid to make such decisions without testing all the characters I love to see what suits me best.

I just hope all the characters I do like are all great in their own distinct way. Capt Olimar sounds very interesting, this symbiotic nature is a interesting quirk to Brawl. To me it sounds like Kill the Pikmin kill the Capt, to which case protecting them is vital. It's cool and funny, I think most Pikmin fans are very protective of their Pikmin, I know I am Smilie.


Best update so far as far as I am concerned, I was confident it would happen and it's great to see it become a reality. Now all I need is Megaman or VJ in there.


( Edited on 09.01.2008 18:19 by Linkyshinks )

Well I can honestly say that enough experience with any SSBM character can make me good with them... I mean I'm better with some than with others, but all it will take is practise.

I'd love to be able to say that no character is better or worse than any other. Perhaps with the more refined Brawl, this could be more true than it was in Melee.

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on the site it says that if he loses his pickmin, he cant attack... THAT SUCKS.. (not the character, the not being able to attack at some points)

Awsome update.. but his size... hmm... anyway I love Captain Olimar!! Smilie

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Well I'm assuming it means some of his special/smash attacks will be entirely Pikmin based. I'm certain that without Pikmin he can still do basic combos and some attacks, and that some attacks will become more powerful the more Pikmin he has.

You'll have to use strategy and watch yourself at the same time... just like in Pikmin!

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actually it seems that all his moves (except one) will have to use pikmin. I will try him, but i will mostly likley avoid him, as he seems too vulnerable with the current givin info.

It's gonna take a pro player to master him. Smilie

*Gets working on it*

I'm gonna write out some pre-attack info strategies, with what little we know. Smilie

Only problem is, those Americans have a 5 month headstart Smilie

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Better update than Sonic, IMO.
This is AWESOME.
Animal Crossing dude pweese. Smilie

edracon said:
on the site it says that if he loses his pickmin, he cant attack... THAT SUCKS.. (not the character, the not being able to attack at some points)

I don't mind as long as it does not take too long for you to sprout new ones.

@ SL, If you are right then this game will be a master stroke. When you have a fighting game with this many characters and you can say that all of them are potentially excellent when mastered that is something very special. It's down solely to fantastic balancing.

( Edited on 09.01.2008 16:01 by Linkyshinks )

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