Oh, yeah. Took a while for the hype to set it, but it has finally fermented in me like a sweet ice wine or something.
Oh, lord. Checked through Zeller's Electronics area, and Melee is still being sold at full price. I can't believe that.
As for character firsts? My girl, Samus, all the way! Don't know who's fighting style (between Zero Suit, and normal suited fits my particular tastes yet) I haven't been keeping up with updates on the title, so I don't know who's a hidden character or not but it looks like my man Marth is an unlockable, as is Snake, with whom I cannot wait to kick Link's ass.
I get all misty eyed thinking about my favorite dudes who didn't make it in the game. Alex and Ryan (River City Ransom), or Phoenix and Edgeworth (Ace Attorney), or the Elite Beat Agents.
And when the day hits? Goin' over to my boy Aaron's house, gonna get my dudes all up in that crib, we're goin' to order some pizza, grab a few drinks (no alcohol for me, hate the stuff), and just throw down all night. Probably segue nicely into some Rock Band to end the night (or morning, as the case might be ), and who knows what'll happen next?