Redmond (WA) - Nintendo today detailed how online multiplayer will work with the upcoming Wii game Super Smash Bros Brawl.Just like the current Wii Wi-Fi games that are available, users will be able to duke it out in online brawls against any user who is also looking for a match at the same time. However, players will only be able to send chat messages to users they have already pre-registered.
Friend registration comes with specialized friend codes, which is the same system that Nintendo has been using since it opened up online DS games a couple years ago.
In his official blog, Super Smash Bros Brawl insider Masahiro Sakurai also noted that the Wii itself will eventually have a universal friend code system that can be used across different games. However, Brawl will have its own friend code system so the friend codes will not be applicable to any other online Wii game.
Inside Brawl, users will be able to choose icons for their online profiles, as well as up to four comments. Players can also send messages in the middle of battle. For easier access to friend status, when a player enters the online mode he will be taken to a game lobby that shows the status of all registered friends.