The official Smash Bros Website updated today with a surprise that no one truly expected. Outside of the daily update, the site also revealed that Brawl will now be delayed until March 9 for North America. Also revealed was that the Japanese release will be pushed back a week and now see release on January 31.
After countless rumors of an impending delay, the Smash Bros Dojo website made the March date official.
Sakurai posted this on the offical site, “Due to delays in the completion of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, we’ve had to change the release date of the game to Sunday, March 9th.
I deeply apologize to the people who have looked forward to playing the game for so long and ask that you hold on just a little longer. Thank you for your patience.”