Sumabura Ken!! (スマブラ拳!!) is the name given to the Japanese Super Smash Bros. development information websites; the Melee edition is named Sokuhou Sumabura Ken!! (速報スマブラ拳!!), while the Brawl edition came to be known as Smash Bros. DOJO!! in other countries. The term "Sumabura Ken!!" (or "Smabura-Ken", from a mention on the English Brawl DOJO!!) is commonly used to refer to the Melee's Sokuhou.
The pages are written by Masahiro Sakurai and other developers during the creation of each game, giving information about characters and modes as they were in development.
Super Smash Bros. Smabura-Ken
The original Smabura-Ken detailed all aspects of the game, including characters, modes, stages, and unlockable content. It also contained polls, a questionnaire, and even a manual covering basic and advanced techniques, such as Z-canceling, teching, and DI.
Super Smash Bros. Melee Smabura-Ken
The Super Smash Bros. Melee Smabura-Ken launched in May 2001 and ended February 2002. It detailed the characters and modes in the game, as well as events pertaining to the game, such the Super Smash Brothers DX Orchestra Concert, Nintendo Space World 2001, E3 2001, and the Camera Mode Contest. It also includes interviews of staff members involved in the game, and pre- and post-release questionnaires containing tidbits about the development and Sakurai's thoughts on the game.
This is the only iteration of Smabura-Ken that was not officially translated to English.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Smabura-Ken
Masahiro Sakurai launched the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Smabura-Ken around May 22, 2007. He updated the site every weekday with posts containing information on characters, how to play Brawl, game modes, stages, items, music, and more. He also posted a collection of handpicked Snapshots submitted via Nintendo Wi-Fi. Sakurai kept updating the site every weekday until April 14, 2008, though he still continued to make a few periodical posts afterwards.
This website was translated into many different languages, such as American English, British English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian. The only update exclusive to one language was New Launch and E for All, which was exclusive to the American English site as the convention took place in North America.
On June 11, 2013, the website's URL was changed to make way for information on Super Smash Bros. 4
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