At last! At last! At last the time has come to unveil the new GameCube game "Super Smash Brothers Melee"! The fans have waited a long time for this, and are they ever everjoyed!
Hello, I'm the Director of Smash Brothers, and HAL employee, Masahiro Sakurai. I will be the one who will be writing this site.
This site went up on May 17, 2001 in Los Angeles, I think. (Nintendo and HAL staff members set up the site.)
On July 7, 2001, I make my first update! I intend to make this a special service on the Nintendo Homepage, but that depends on the Internet servers.
On this page, I will be showing you some of the secrets of SSBM while it is in developement. Please be patient and wait until updates come
The idea to make SSBM on the Gamecube came at E3 '99, in America. This was further confirmed on July 5th of the same year. We took the stance of "There's no new Smash Brothers" for that time because we had no idea of what the new game would even resemble because the GameCube was not ready yet. (Plus we had the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Brothers Guide web page being made at the same time anyway.)
So on this May 2001, we have staff members working on the game. There have been in and out staff members, keeping the total around 50 workers. We even had over 100 people working on the project at one time. We don't want the game to be boring, so we need the best.
I burn with passion now! SSBM has large expectations, and without a doubt, the GameCube is the future! There are many people out there working to make a little difference in the game, whether it be feedback or character ideas. This isn't a one-man project!
Of course, we are nowhere near finished, and things may change. But at least you know. Anyway, we are gonna try our best.
For now we just wait for the coming of the Home Page. Sorry for the delay, but it will be here shortly. Of course, nothing beats playing SSBM first hand.
Oh yeah, almost forgot to tell you about the Camera Mode. After you put your characters in your favorite poses, you can zoom in, and rotate the camera and such to take pictures, like seen above.