Nintendo just showed a video behind closed doors of the forth coming Smash Bros. game for Wii. New Character details inside.
You read correctly. Those dastardly devils at Nintendo saved a bit of knock-your-socks-off info for the first night of E3. To cut straight to the chase, the name of the title is Super Smash Bros. Brawl and new playable characters include Solid Snake, Wario, Meta Knight (of Kirby fame), Pit (of Kid Icarus fame) and Zero-Suit Samus (of Metroid: Zero Mission fame).
Update: There is some more info from this secret gathering. Wario will have a fart attack and Snake will naturally be using explosives and his trusty cardboard box. The game will be fully compatible with the GameCube controller. There will be online multiplayer for two players, but so far, syncing up four players is a technical challenge for that sort of game that they haven't fully worked out. It's also reportedly "possible" that other 3rd party characters could end up in the game before it's all said and done.
Finally, in contradiction to information from E3 last year, the game will be a 2007 title, not a launch title. And while we're on the subject, Super Mario Galaxy was also confirmed to be too early to launch with the system.
Update 2: We have more new information on SSBB. The Super Smash Bros logo is a new item in the game. When picked up, it gives the character a super attack. What's special about the item is that each character receives a different special attack. The Nintendogs also appear in the game, putting their paws up to the screen to distract the players.