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Smash Bros. Brawl update brings out fireworks [Update 1]

Ross Miller

The Smash Bros. Brawl website has been keeping true to its promise of daily updates. Since the Final Smash post, the blog has shown a new map (Delfino Plaza), a new weapon (the unfortunately-named Cracker Launcher) and the ability to now move while shooting.

One interesting note in the description of the Cracker Launcher, essentially a Roman candle, is how you can "aim the launcher at different angles by tilting the Control Stick up or down." The mention of the control stick sounds like a reaffirmation of series creator Masahiro Sakurai's statement at the game's unveiling to keep the game compatible with GameCube controllers -- then again, it could also be a reference to the joystick on the Nunchuk attachment.

The constant stream of a news, coupled with earlier comments from Hideo Kojima,
indicate that the game is coming along well. Here's hoping we'll get a release date (and some hands-on impressions) at Min-E3.

Update: The original headline and the analysis regarding the Control Stick phrasing have become a rather vibrant discussion. As reader Francis accurately points out, the joystick on the Nunchuk attachment is also called the Control Stick (see page 8 of the Twilight Princess manual) -- a nomenclature we previously overlooked.

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