Well? Is Brawl coming out on a reasonable date or not?

Last night I reported/ranted, perhaps rantported on Nintendo confirming that there are no plans to release Super Smash Bros. Brawl before July, at least five months after the February US release date. With Nintendo now the focus of my unburning rage, the company has decided to play with European heartstrings some more as it now plants a seed of hope in anybody who still cares about the game.

“The Nintendo 1st & 3rd party Software lineup release schedule which was distributed by Nintendo on Thursday 6th December confirmed launch dates for Nintendo titles launching in Q1 2008,” Nintendo told CVG “Nintendo also included some titles which were fixed for release beyond Q1 2008 such as Mario Kart Wii. All Nintendo software titles launching in Q2 2008 have not been finalised or confirmed to date.”

While some now see this as a sign that Brawl may be coming out sooner than expected, Nintendo really didn’t say anything on the matter in that spiel. The fact remains that Nintendo yesterday stated it had no plans to release Brawl in Europe during Q1 or Q2 of 2008. Nintendo has not retracted that statement at all and instead has issued some vague collection of sentences. We want a real confirmation, please.

I don’t much care to play Brawl and I might not even be in Europe when the game finally comes out, but I’m sick of this market being the redheaded stepchild of the gaming world. You charge us more money than other territories anyway, so why isn’t it good enough? Modchips FTW, by the way.

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