The official Super Smash Bros. Brawl web site has now revealed the details on the online multiplayer features for the upcoming Wii exclusive fighting game. The game will allow up to four players to battle each other online. The game will allow people to play with those they have registered as friends; they will be able to check to see if they are online and will be able to send short messages. Players will also be able to play against strangers but they will not be able to check each other's status or send messages. The game has still not been seen in playable form in public but that may change this week at the Tokyo Game Show. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is scheduled to be released in the US in early December.
There are two primary connection methods. The names of these methods are "With Friends" and "With Anyone." The menus and structures of each method are pretty different.
Wii friends who have registered one another’s names can play together freely.
If you’re registered as friends, you can check each other’s status. If a friend is online and you earn his or her consent, you can enter a battle.
You can also battle with people you don’t know who are looking for brawls. The most important point here is that you will not know each other’s names.
Your opponent will not know your name or any information about you, and neither of you can send short messages. There will also be no battle records kept for this mode, so whether you win or lose, it doesn’t matter. Just sit back and play.
Now, while you’re waiting for a match to start, you can kill time with a little practice on Sandbag.
Practice some moves