Smash Bros in Japanese hands: Spoilers revealed!

Secret characters and big bad bosses uncovered by lucky Japanese Smash owners

It's still to properly arrive in Japanese shops but already lucky Far Eastern gamers are starting to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. Brawl... and are posting all the secrets on the internet (that's your official spoiler warning, there).

Already uncovered by Japanese power players are secret characters Lucario (he's a Pokémon, if you didn't know), Falco (of Starfox sarcasm fame), R.O.B. the NES robot, Luigi, Ness, Marth, Wolf (Starfox) Mr. Game & Watch, Ganondorf, Toon Link and CVG favourite Captain Falcon.

Appearances have also been spotted from gigantic bosses Ridley (Metroid) and Master Hand, though it looks like they won't be playable in multiplayer.


There's also word that the Japanese version is shipping with a pretty dodgy bug, though that's yet to be confirmed.

The lucky Brawl owners are still ploughing away so keep checking back for more secrets. In the meantime, lay your eyes on the below screenshots while we try to resist buying an import copy.

Thanks to NeoGAF for most images.