January 25th, 2008, 17:58 Posted By: Shrygue
The surprises keep on coming as Smash Bros. Brawl approaches its January 31 Japanese release date. Today, Nintendo Japan updated the game's website with details on a new feature: Virtual Console demos!
Smash Bros. Brawl will include demo versions of a number of classic titles that are now available for download on the Virtual Console. Nintendo confirmed that demos of the following games will be included: Super Mario Bros., Ice Climber, Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, Hoshi no Kirby, Fire Emblem, Super Metroid, Mother 2, and Star Fox 64. Others titles may be hidden away as well.
Of the above games, only Mother 2 (the second installment of the series known internationally as "Earthbound") is not yet available for Virtual Console download in Japan.
You'll be able to play the games for a brief period of time before the screen goes green and you see the following message: "The time limit has expired. Now ending the demo and returning to Smash Bros.."
The point of including the samplers is to let players experience their favorite Smash Bros. characters in their original form. We wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo also hopes that some players will like what they see and decide to download the full versions on the real Virtual Console.
A few games such as Super Metroid will have existing save data. Does this mean that you'll be able to select from multiple game situations? We'll have to wait until next week's Japanese release to find out!
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