Not One But Two New Smash Bros. Games are in Development

You’d think the next iteration of Nintendo’s wildly popular, mascot brawling, party-styled fighting game would be just that: one new iteration. Turns out, Masahiro Sakurai and his studio, Project Sora, have two titles planned for Smash Brothers fans.

With most of Sakurai’s duties done on Kid Icarus: Uprising, early work as begun on the next life cycle of Smash Bros. which will come to both the 3DS and the Wii U. As of now, everything is only in the planning stages. The team says they’re currently browsing through its old Smash Bros Dojo site to figure out where to set the bar, presumable someplace high.

Sakurai and the team at Sora will also be looking for other developers to help bring each respective Smash game to their respective platforms. Pretty soon, we can expect the whole team to start deliberating on the embryonic planning stages such as the first characters they’ll want to consider for the roster.

My question is, will Metaknight return and will he be as overpowered as he was in Brawl?

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US Fed News Service, Including US State News January 19, 2007 The U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued the following press release: go to web site city of omaha

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) propose to adopt the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer’s (CORPS) ‘Glenn Cunningham Lake Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project’ and issue a ‘Finding of No Significant Impacts’. The public comment period on this proposal is open for 15 days.

Glenn Cunningham Lake, constructed in the early 1970s, is a 3,787 acre multipurpose flood control and recreation reservoir located on the northern edge of the City of Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska. The reservoir is supplied primarily by the Little Papillion Creek and four small tributaries to the Little Papillion Creek. The CORPS owns and operates the dam and the surrounding project lands. They lease the site to the City of Omaha, which administers and maintains the reservoir’s recreational facilities.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), in cooperation with the City of Omaha, propose to construct an aquatic habitat restoration project at Glenn Cunningham Lake. The purpose of the project is to restore and maintain the recreational fishery in the lake by improving water quality, depth diversity, and shoreline and wetland quality and by developing a quality sport fisheries. The NGPC will assist in funding the Lake Cunningham restoration project with funds from a Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Grant, administered by the Service. in our site city of omaha

The Service reviewed the Final EA assessing the impacts to the environment, and mitigation measures that will minimize impacts to the affected resources including threatened and endangered species, water quality, wetlands, fisheries, wildlife, prime farmland, flood storage capacity, and historic properties. The review process determined that adverse effects would include temporary disruption of water-based recreational activities and temporary disturbance or displacement of local wildlife species during construction. It was also determined that no adverse impacts to threatened and endangered species are expected as a result of the project.

Otto Jose, 303/236-8156; David McGillivary, 303/236-4411.