Jun 18th, 2012

Super Smash Bros Wii U
Don’t hold your breath for a Super Smash Bros Wii U game just yet. That’s according to Nintendo designer Masahiro Sakurai, who is heading the game. Sakurai says Super Smash Bros Wii U was his first game that was announced before it went into development, he told Nintendo Power. “We’ve just taken what you could call the first step of the process” Sakurai said, and because of that, he fears that, “players will be forced to wait even longer than they expect to. Please be patient”.

Nintendo is known for taking their time with game development, opting for quality instead of quantity. About a year ago, Sakurai told the same publication that a Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS title is potentially “years away“. Little is known about the new Smash Bros title, other that there will be some kind of connection between the Wii U and 3DS versions.

For comparison, Super Smash Bros Brawl came out two years after the Wii launched, which could mean we probably have to wait until 2014 or later for Super Smash Bros Wii U. Nintendo doesn’t just take their time with their games, but also likes to spread out their major franchises over the life span of a console. But don’t worry — while we wait for a Smash Bros Wii U game, Nintendo has plenty of franchises to fill in the gap: Zelda, Metroid, Super Mario, Mario Kart, to name just a few.

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  • MYCO


    • no

      If that happens the game will be shit, they need a lot of time to develop the game, don’t force them for a straight away release.

  • WiiUPlayWithMe:P

    I like how all the gap filling games aren’t gonna be released til 2013, probably holiday season. Pikmin is what we have for now. That, Nintendo Land, and a few other smaller first party and some nice third party titles. I think we can last a year til the big titles start to drop. Those are gonna be great, just knowing Nintendo, something to look forward to

    • James

      Even as a huge nintendo fan; this is the very reason I’m cool with waiting to buy one until later 2013… we’ll see…

  • 3ds guy

    All good things come to them who wait. Go smash bro team dont rush it

    • Master Swordsman

      anyone thinking of the title. prolly something epic!

    • Master Swordsman

      Anyone thinking of the title. Probably something epic!

      • SuperSmashBroBrawler

        Super Smash Bros Rumble

  • DerikGotro64

    Just as long as we know they making the games, thats good enough for me. At least we got great games to look forward to.

  • seth

    i’m hoping that they add bayonetta kratos and dante to the character list especially BAYONETTA!!!!!!!!!!! she kicks ass!!!

    • Skozo

      Get off. . . Just. . . Go away.

      • Wii Who

        Wait? Am I reading about playstation all-stars battle royale or some other copy cat SSB game by MS?

        Seth :/ hopefully your just trolling…

      • seth

        well excuse me for expressing my self

        • seth

          and if you look bayonetta is owned by sega which is owned by nintendo so she is a nintendo character so hay don’t hate me

          • Leeroy

            Sega is not owned by nintendo

          • seth

            ok people forget everything else but really what’s the big deal huh i’m just making a suggestion because i like bayonetta what so just the wii didn’t have the game means every nintendo fan has hate her

          • shadowfan2z

            Nintendo is most likely to add characters that have appeared on a Nintendo console. They should get rid of Mr. Game & Watch.

  • Paul

    This game is going to be freaking amazing! Definitely. worth the wait.

  • Joe

    My new comers list: megaman, shadow, knuckles, tails, magnus(from kid icarus uprising), rayman, bomberman,crash bandicoot, paper mario, waluigi, midna, death (darksiders 2), zoroark, and non specific action figure.

    And please bring back Mewtwo and Roy 🙂

    • Paul

      Magnus would be great!

    • shadowfan2z

      They should so make Non-Specific Action Figure an secret character! (Or unlockable, doesn’t matter…)

  • swic11

    I understand this, but I dont like it. I hope retro is getting close to completing their game, because I just dont see Pikman and Mario holding me. ZombiU looks great… Lego City Stories looks great, and of course Assassins Creed does as well. But thats all I am interested in right now.

  • ZFLucas

    Oh well.


    • AwayToHit

      Melee for me XD

    • Pretzels

      I don’t know if I can hold out for that long. I’m tired of Brawl.

      • shadowfan2z

        Me too, I’ve already unlocked all characters and completed Subspace Emissary both twice… I’m ready for a new one. But they shouldn’t rush it. Brawl became what it is because they spent several years working on it. Imagine if they worked on SSB Wii U really hard for a long time. It would be amazing for Wii U because of the technology these days! 🙂

  • jeb

    This information has come out way to early in its development stage. Or I should perhaps say earlier than what has ever been done before.

  • Alienfish

    Weird, I’ve seen this same quote from Sakurai on this site and Nintendolife today but I think I read it in Nintendo Power weeks ago. Late.

  • Hafid

    Lets go Nintendo !!!
    Super smash bros Will be THE game for them …
    Not me personnaly but i Like the way they goes !!!
    Nintendo era Will be back Like the super nes !!!

    • James

      The nintendo era was never gone…

      They just had a lack of ‘hardcore’ games, but that didn’t mean they had bad games… just bad 3rd party games…

      • leeeroy

        by hardcore you dont really mean hardcore right? because cod is not hardcore.

      • Hafid

        Youre right but with the Wii I was just disgusted …
        And Now I trust in their future with the WiiU and the Nintendo 3ds That Ive just copped last week 😉
        White one I live in europe …

  • Skozo

    We need Chunky Kong and Sagi from Baten Kaitos.

  • markw1982

    i think they should bring out an updated version of mario all stars with all the gamecube and wii mario games on a disc

  • Pwait5026


  • Chupa-Chup

    I am willing to wait for N to make a quality game that will kick the a*s of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

  • Kard

    Can’t wait for smash bros U!
    In the future, they should have characters that you can download from the wii u eshop!

  • Pretzels

    I think Nintendo should have put Smash Bros WiiU first on the list but…with Pikmin 3 I think I’ll manage. That’s the only reason I’m getting the WiiU for now.

  • Starkiller18

    It would be really cool if in the next smash bros they add team final smashes that can only be done by specific characters on the same team. Like mario-luigi, sonic-shadow, link-zelda, ness-lucas, ike-marth, just to name a few.

  • gNat

    My top 20 list for newcomers: 20. Conker 19. Ryu [ninja gaiden] 18. Sylux 17. Cloud 16. Waluigi 15. Roy 14. Skulk 13. Ghirahim 12. Little Mac 11. LEGO man 10. Hector 9. Bomberman 8. Iassac 7. Mickey 6.Zoroark 5. Simon [belmont] 4. Bowser Jr. 3. Tails 2. King k. Rool 1.MegaMan . Take out Jigglypuff, Make Zelda and Shiek seperate characters, and make Sonics Smash move shorter. Like or Dislike if you agree or disagree and please respond on any ideas or disagreements you have. : ]

  • Kirby

    No keep Jigglypuff, I smash so much people with it’s down smash and she has been in every smash game.
    Newcomers: Toon Zelda/Tetra, Zoroark, Ghirhim, Tom Nook(Throwing Leaves, bwhahaha then they turn to beds and lounges.) Victini, Impa, Umm… How about Toad?
    And they should make a spirit tracks stage with a train coming through. And I hope Zelda Link and Gannondorf keep the twilight princess graphics, but I like skyward swords Zelda though… Make skyward sword an alternate costumes..

    • TheMaddMan

      I want Ghirahim, toad, piantas, and the I Like Trains Kid.

    • gNat

      I like your idea of having different alternate costumes based on new and old games. I dont like your newcomers though, mostly because toad and toon zelda. i just cant emagin them being characters

    • gNat

      I understand that Jigglypuff has been in it since n64 but shes not a major character and she can be replaced by a kirby character [ not another pokemon. ]

  • Death

    Just make ridley and waluigi playable

    • Death

      oh and definitely ghirahim or maybe even demise.

    • gNat

      There is n way ridley could be playable. he should stay a boss because it would just be ridiculous to downsize him. I like the idea of waluigi though give him sports-related attacks [such as swinging a tennis racket or football helmet bash.]

      • gNat

        No to Demise.

  • Kirby

    I wanted toon Zelda for Tetra

  • Kirby

    Or phantom Zelda out of spirit tracks

  • joe

    How about the Shenmue series?

  • Alexander

    These are all pretty good ideas. I think the 3DS Version should Have Multiplayer anyways WiiU Smash bros. I think both should have Miis right?

    • shadowfan2z

      That would be really cool to play as your Mii. This game will definitely destroy PASBR. PASBR just doesn’t look as fun as SSB because Playstation classics can’t match Nintendo classics.

  • Eduardo Rivera

    I believe  the 3DS version characters will be different from the Wii u version this could mean  you can transfer new SSBU characters from the 3DS to the wii u or perhaps you can play with someone who has the Wii u version while you play 3DS version…