With less then three months until the US release of SSBB, the question must be asked: When do you think the hype will begin?
If I'm not mistaken, MP3 hype began about 3 weeks from release, however, I'm sure that we can expect Brawl hype well before that mark. So, what can we look forward to, you ask?
1. E For All - E For All is the final gaming convention before the release of Brawl and is in October. We will surely get some more information here, and it also seems like the most logical place to confirm online gameplay.
2. Leaked Information - If I'm not mistaken, SSBM's starting character roster was leaked about 3 months from release. We can assume that Nintendo is doing there best to keep it on lock-down, but I'm sure we'll atleast hear a few secrets before Brawl's launch.
3. Playable Demo - Hopefully SOMEONE will get a playable demo of this game before it's launch. Again, this is most likely to happen at E for All.
4. Preview Channel - We can also expect to see a preview channel about a month before Brawl's release. Hopefully this channel will be more fulfilling then the Metroid channel was, but I'll be happy with just about anything.
5. SSB64 on the VC - Again, if Brawl follows suit with MP3, SSB64 will be released on the VC in the weeks leading up to Brawl
What do you think I should add to the list? When do you think the hype will start? What do you think about these particular events?