Wii Super Smash Bros to include level creator

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - Nintendo's hotly anticipated mascot melee game for the Wii will include a unique feature of allowing users to create their own arenas for multiplayer battle.

The Super Smash Bros series has easily become one of the defining franchises for Nintendo, and the upcoming Wii installment will make the longevity of the game even greater because of the newly announced create-a-level feature.

According to details posted on the Super Smash Bros Brawl official website, the mode allows users to choose one of three different arena sizes, along with a backdrop and background music.  After that it can be customized with ladders, traps, platforms, and other various structural elements.

Levels can be stored to the Wii's internal memory and can also be transferred to other users online.

According to NPD Group, more than 118,000 copies of the game's predecessor, Super Smash Bros Melee, were been sold on the Gamecube in the first half of 2007, well after the system had already essentially died.  It was one of the top-selling games for Nintendo's last platform.

Earlier this year, the hype for Brawl extended when Nintendo announced that long-time Mario rival Sonic would be a playable character in the game.  Additionally, Brawl will be the first in the series to offer online play, with a Wi-Fi co-op mode confirmed by Nintendo in the past month.