Super Smash Brothers Brawl - Now to ship with a custom level editor

One thing you don't find on most console games is a custom level editor. Sure, many PC games give you the option of creating entire maps for first person shooters and the like, but generally console games get left in the dark. However, Super Smash Brothers Brawl  promises to give you exactly that.

The level editor seems to be pretty straightforward. First you will select the size of your arena, followed by the background and music. You'll then be able to set your platforms ladders and items exactly where you want them on a 2D grid. What's even better is that you can save your level on an SD card, or send it over the internet. What's better is that you can even submit your level to Nintendo.

I'm sure that last part my have made you scratch your head just a bit. If you're wondering why you'd want to send it off to Nintendo, here's an explanation from Masahiro Sakurai. "A stage selected from the entire daily collection will be sent from Nintendo to your Wii. A stage made by someone else will come to you over the Internet once per day."

I don't know about you, but I really need to get my hands on a Wii. However, I've got plenty of time, as the game was delayed until early 2008.

Smash Brothers gets level creator [via ars]