As was widely reported yesterday, NOA’s Reggie Fils-Aime said at GDC that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was to release in Europe this autumn, far behind Japan and America. It transpires the source information wasn’t entirely correct.
“While recounting some of the info that I learned from Nintendo of America’s President & COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, I implied that the European release of Super Smash Bros. Melee had been moved to the fall of 2008…that’s not quite accurate, as neither NOE nor Reggie has announced any official release date at this time,” said EGM editor Shane Bettenhausen, here. “Reggie did tell me (and the other media present) that the release had been pushed out of the winter/spring time frame due to the amount of localization required to get the game up and running all the various European languages. But Reggie did not say WHEN Europeans will get Smash Bros., just that it would be at a later date than the U.S.”
There’s more through the link. We still don’t know when the game’s going to be released in Europe.