Brawl demo featured at Whobby 2008
A new demo of Super Smash Bros. Brawl is being featured at the World Hobby Fair '08 Winter event that is currently taking place in Japan. This demo is the first to allow players to try out King Dedede and Pokémon Trainer - abbreviated to P. Trainer in the character select screen. One fact that has emerged is that Pokémon Trainer does not appear in the background of certain moving stages, such as Delfino Plaza.
The biggest surprise to emerge so far is that Shaymin is included as one of the Pokémon to appear from a Poké Ball. As one of the promotion-only Pokémon, it is yet to be acknowledged by official sources and was not expected to see a mention in the West until next year.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be released Jan. 24 in Japan and Feb. 10 in the United States. PAL territories will see the game later in the year.
The World Hobby Fair '08 Winter was taking place in Osaka today and will be in Tokyo Jan. 19 and 20, in Nagoya Jan. 27 and in Fukuoka Feb. 2. It features booths of various popular Japanese IPs, among them also a booth of the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet.