Looking forward to getting your Smash on? Do it with us here on Wii U Daily as we prepare for the upcoming Nintendo Direct surrounding Super Smash Bros. There’s likely to be some interesting information as well as a confirmed launch window, so hit up the comments and discuss what you want to see as we get ready! local_offer Nintendo nintendo direct Super Smash Bros wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO LordiMcKill 39 Minutes just for Smash Bros! Hell yeah! larz_1234 Letssssss goooooo!!! Gabe Hoffman 39 minutes is pretty long. Wonder what they could possibly be saving for in this Direct. My advice still keep expectations low so that way you are pleasantly surprised if they reveal something cool and so you don’t rage when you don’t see what you wanted to see LevenThumps 39 minutes of just Smash? I am very interested to what they have to show. Huzaifa lez go any last minute prediction i think we will get at least 5 new characters LevenThumps I think 5 new characters for Smash 4, with 2 brand new characters and 3 veterans. Huzaifa Cool what will the new characters be? LevenThumps I’m hoping Isaac from Golden Sun and Ridley from Metroid Gabe Hoffman Ness I know is definitely a given Brandon Gardner Dr. Eggman/ Robotnik! Huzaifa woot hwere we go Gabe Hoffman Here we go! Huzaifa whoa different times ActivesiN Winter for Wii U?! Daniel Gonzalez Yep. That’s what I call a blunder. ActivesiN thats what I call a big FU Wii U owners, 3ds is our money maker so you all can wait Hobo No, it means Sakurai is putting more effort into SSB Wii U. Look at the Wii U screenshots, they are beautiful and and show off Nintendo’s effort. 3DS is just there for the money… I preordered both either way, SSB for the win! Yipee! greengecko007 Yep, totally called it on the previous article too. DragonSilths I was partially right…I had been saying Smash Bros would be summer for months now and I was right…at least with the 3DS version lol. Gabe Hoffman Timing may seem odd but it makes sort of sense considering that 3DS is not as resource intensive Nathan C. Already better then the last direct. NintendoFan Nintendo should’ve put the Wii U version before the 3DS version.. it’s just common sense Sdudyoy I have a feeling they did that for a couple of reasons, one because the 3DS version probably takes less development time and two because if the Wii U version came first, more people would ignore the 3DS version. Jason Then that would be good, because the Wii U needs more sales. Sdudyoy Yeah, but Nintendo still needs their game to sale. Daniel Gonzalez I doubt anyone would ignore the 3DS version considering how well it sells vs Wii U, which is having a hard time doing that worldwide. Wii U certainly needs this game more. With 43 million 3DS vs Wii U’s 6 million, obviously the 3DS port has a better chance to sell than Wii U at this point, which is the most likely reason this is coming to 3DS first. By putting the Wii U last, it basically means that Nintendo has more confidence in the 3DS. Vegeta937 I think it’s more the fact there are more 3DS owners than Wii U owners, so maybe they’re putting out the 3DS version to hype up the Wii U version for those that have never played a Smash game. Then when Winter rolls around everyone who didn’t know what Smash was will have had a chance to find out and be begging for the console version. Who knows, it might bring in more players who weren’t even considering a Wii U. Just a theory. Jason That doesn’t make sense. The 3DS/2DS console and the game would come out to between $170, $210, and $240. A Wii U and the game would come out to $360. People will most likely buy the cheaper one, which is why the Wii U version should come out first, so you can get those people who want to play the game day one no matter the cost. Vegeta937 I’m not sure where pricing came into that at all, seeing as I didn’t refer to pricing. I was just saying there are still people who haven’t played a Smash game before and ALREADY own a 3DS, but not a Wii U. I was pointing out that those people may pick up the 3DS version because they already own a 3DS, but when they discover how mind-blowingly awesome Smash Bros. is, they’ll also want the console version because it’s HD and can be played on a MUCH bigger screen. Hope that clears everything up. FutureFox You’re forgetting the most important reason: money! There’s simply more money to be made through software sales on 3DS. It be very risky by now to think you can sell millions of consoles due to one release. It hasn’t happened with SM3DW, DK or W101. It ain’t gonna happen for Nintendo. So although a smart move, it just goes to show how much the Wii U has become a “promise on delivery” console than a leading platform of Nintendo. Jack5221 Well, the 3DS version is coming out before the Wii U version. And knowing Nintendo, they don’t want to talk or reveal anything until its ready to be presented. Mario Garth True but remember Winter is near the holiday season. I’m expecting a bundle. LevenThumps I guess we still won’t know how the two games are connected. kali Wow stupid to release 3ds version first Jack5221 How so? Its still Smash Bros. AND its on 3DS, so you can take it with you everywhere. I’d rather them release one before the other than together – especially if one of them is ready. kali because its going to hurt the wii u versions sales Sdudyoy I don’t think it will hurt sales much, but releasing the Wii U version first would hurt the 3DS version’s sales. Daniel Gonzalez Seeing how the 3DS is selling far better than the Wii U, it would have been in their best interest, to release the Wii U version first. 3DS version could have waited due to the large install base it has already. So, I don’t see how the 3DS port would be hurt at all. The Wii U certainly needs this game more right now. kali thank u someone gets it Jack5221 Personally, I don’t think so. Instead, it will give gamers a chance to try it out. They’re almost identical with the exception of controls, graphics, modes and a few levels. But still the same game for the most part. In my opinion it will boost sales, because after seeing how good the 3DS version is, then they’ll want to try the Wii U version. John Andalora Agree. People who want it will just get a 3DS and not buy a Wii U. Daniel Gonzalez Since both game are about the same, true. If I got this for my 3DS, I wouldn’t get it for the Wii U. I see no reason to get the same game twice. John Andalora If they had talked about the 3DS and Wii U versions connecting, I could see someone buying both. One on the go and one for friends. But with none of that, why bother? FutureFox There will be some sort of connectivity between the two but alas no need to buy the same game twice, essentially. Sdudyoy There are people who would get both versions, most people want to play Smash bros on there home console, but some people wont buy the Wii U version and then get an inferior version after they already own a better version. Swampert Master Exactly, I am actually planning on purchasing both versions. One for on the go, and the other to screw around with my friends. Gabe Hoffman Is that a rock version of Ballad of the Goddess? Mario Yes. Yes it is. Gabe Hoffman Multiplayer sounding good so far John Andalora “And the Wii U version will be coming out this winter.” WOW! Have fun waiting til Winter for this! Hope Mario Kart 8 can keep you for 7 months! Gabe Hoffman Mario Kart 8 should keep me busy for quite a while John Andalora Good. I’m glad it can. Cause it certainly couldn’t for me. THEMIGHTYDOOVDE There’s a chance Wii U will have other games between MK8 and Smash. John Andalora Can you list off a few that are coming out between the two (Note: That have release dates or time slots? I don’t accept Watch Dogs, Bayonetta, X, or Sonic because it’s totally unsure when those games will come out for Wii U). C4 Nothing changed for me. But I feel for the people who like Smash and expected it earlier on Wii U 🙁 Jack5221 When they said Sumer 2014 in the last Nintendo Direct, they never specified which version. The 3DS version is coming out this summer, so technically, they kept their word. John Andalora Remember, though, that they announced this game alongside the Wii U games and said “coming out Summer 2014.” That would imply that both were coming out at the same time at best, or that Wii U would come out in Summer at worst Colt Lokk There’s other games set to come out in 2014. So between MK8 and Smash bros there’s bound to be at least 2 exclusives. Plus, E3 is soon, so you never know. I always thought that Smash Bros was going to be late 2014 anyway. John Andalora Name a couple for Wii U (note: Need to have a release date or time. Watch Dogs and Sonic don’t count because no expected time yet) Colt Lokk Wow, I just noticed that there are no confirmed release dates past June 2014. Hahaha that’s kinda awful on Nintendo’s part. But there’s no way that Nintendo is just going to sit there and let 6 months past without a game release (haha hopefully) I agree that it’s a bad idea to not announce any game release dates though. But doing some thinking… They did promise X, FExSMT, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi to have 2014 release dates. Also Watch Dogs and Sonic Boom are still supposed to be released for Wii U in 2014. Do the math. Let’s say 3 of these titles get delayed into 2015. Then between May 30 2014 and December 2014, 4 of those games will likely come between those dates. As I said before, E3 is coming out and it’s very likely they will announce new games in development as well as release dates for previously announced games. If they don’t…well, they just ruined themselves. So I’ll come back on name a couple game in 2 months. LOL John Andalora Can’t wait for E3. Mostly for Sony and PS4 stuff, but also to hear what Nintendo has up their sleeves after so many long droughts. Better not be as disappointing for Nintendo as it was last year. crocodileman94 Happy now, competitive players? Mario YEES!!! Gabe Hoffman No items Fox only! FINAL DESTINATION! Gabe Hoffman Online sounds better already LevenThumps So many Final Destination versions. Will (ishigum) A decent online mode for Smash Bros!? http://ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/moreno-crying-gif.gif John Andalora If you get the special LAN cable, that is… Daniel Gonzalez Yep. Also another lame way to get extra money from the consumers. ActivesiN don’t care, I am going to buy that stupid thing if it means I can avoid lag Daniel Gonzalez If you have a bad connection, hope it’s worth the investment. Mendoza Manuel Whether I have the best connection on the face of this planet or not…With the way I play, it is inevitable that there will be lag…My fear is that it will extend to another players party…if its you, I am apologizing now, so get the cable Daniel Gonzalez If by chance I ever do, I might, but I doubt I’ll need it considering my internet(75mbps) rarely has issues with games. I get your situation, so that’s understandable. Sdudyoy The LAN cable is optional, He’s basically saying if you have trouble with WiFi in your house than you probably won’t have fun with online play in Smash bros, the LAN cable isn’t necessary. kali after almost 7 years since brawl i shouldn’t have to worry about lag Zach Cruz no its because most people around the world dont have stable wireless signals. I wont be buying that cable as I get a steady 54mbps that MAY slow to a 30 mbps which is still plenty. if you can have a steady wireless signal of 15-20 you should be just fine. Gabe Hoffman Loving that music from DK kali Online not looking promising Nintendo tryna be our parents again Gabe Hoffman Not promising? Its sounds like a huge improvement to me kali How u prolly no voice chat like mk8 and can’t keep targeting the same person lame Dark Lord Sauron maybe cause no one likes getting annoyed by squeakers or trash talk by them on the mics kali god forbid u talk to ur friends online playing Gabe Hoffman Voice chat would be tricky in a fast pace fighting game like Smash Bros. If you keep going after the same person that would be seen as griefing or bullying kali how would it be tricky its 2014 no excuse Gabe Hoffman Midna! Gabe Hoffman Pong!? LevenThumps Did I just see Pong as an Assist Trophy? crocodileman94 You did cool1706 Kinda cool, but wow ActivesiN that pong assist trophy is awesome lol Gabe Hoffman Guess the bronies will be pleased crocodileman94 You troll! larz_1234 He trolls too!! Brandon Gardner They messed up releasing the 3Ds version first Saleh Sbeiti Thought it was beyonetta Gabe Hoffman Oh Sakurai you troll crocodileman94 I think we all expected the Mega evolution. Mario Umm… Duh? starwars360 ZERO SAMUS SUIT AND SHULK BREAKS INTO THE BATTLE!!! crocodileman94 he trolled us again! Gabe Hoffman Impressive no lag so far crocodileman94 It’s because we’re using youtube. Jakob Where the fuck is Ness :'( crocodileman94 Probably a hidden character. Like Falcon and Jigglypuff. Dark Lord Sauron dont forget ganondorf and zero suit samus too crocodileman94 they mentioned zero suit samus Dark Lord Sauron well the video on here is not playing for some reason so i didnt know about that Brandon Gardner Well I guess I wont be using Little Mac lol Gabe Hoffman Impressed at the amount of tweaks that are being made crocodileman94 Megaman’s Final Smash… Mario All the Megaman incarnations team up to create the ULTRA OMEGA MEGA BLASTER! EXTREEEEEME!!!!! ActivesiN best final smash ever Jakob Like they aren’t giving ANY love to the Mother series at all. Gabe Hoffman Smash Run reminds me of City Trial from Kirby Air Ride Vegeta937 Sakurai said in the video that’s where the idea came from. Jakob And why the FUCK is smash run only on 3ds 😛 janco tianno It will be a DLC for Wii U in the future…. Colt Lokk I guess they think that people need more reason to buy the 3DS one…even though the Wii U version is the one they need to promote…. Stupid move. Hopefully the Wii U gets an exclusive mode in the near future janco tianno 3DS Version will sell 10 million. Wii U version 2.5 million 😀 😀 Just guessing. Daniel Gonzalez Seems plausible. Brandon Gardner I agree thats why they should have focused on the Wii U version and not release 3dS Daniel Gonzalez It’s as if they have no confidence in the Wii U version. Brandon Gardner I agree how can we get excited about the Wii U if Nintendo isn’t either…. They should have put the heavy hitters in this game especially if they want to sell more systems… This game isn’t exciting like the Wii verison did Mario It’s getting me excited! Fierce-Deity Link from what i recall.. sakurai didn’t even intend to make one for the wii u.. he wanted to take smash to a new direction and was gonna stick to the handheld, but yeah… janco tianno I wouldn’t say “confidence”, but in fact, they are not working with forecasts that are not guaranteed anymore. You know… It seems they are investing in the Wii U version for the existing owners (in the worst case) – and maybe it can become a great system seller (best case) – and giving priority to their bigger existing base of users (3DS). iamserious Damn it! 3DS is getting the extra stuff and not the suffering Wii U!?! crocodileman94 They’re probably saving that for E3 ActivesiN where is Captain Falcon?!?! larz_1234 I was just about to ask the same thing. crocodileman94 Probably a hidden character. Gabe Hoffman They might be saving him for a later reveal they probably know hes too popular to leave out ActivesiN all the original smash characters have been announced except Captain Falcon….hes my favorite X3Charlie Actually they haven’t announced Falcon, Jiggles, and Ness. ActivesiN o yeah my bad, forgot about those other two gamer4life I am okay with a late release date. As long as the game is amazing, I am fine. I am just happy they are focusing on online more. Keep it coming Nintendo! Brandon Mega pokemon!!! Mario I freaking knew it!! Brandon This is why im going to buy a wii u. Mario This is why I’m gonna get both versions of this game. Brandon True. I have a 3ds, so pretty much should. LevenThumps Greninja! Best choice for a new Pokemon playable character in Smash imo cool1706 2 Pokemon in the trailer AWESOME!!! andrewjcole Clap clap WOO! Nice direct. Brandon What is the release date? I just started watching. dinos24 Who else thought Greninja was Mewtwo at first? paulthevgking me Brandon Me Vegeta937 Me. X3Charlie Everyone Zach Cruz I was thinking Greninja although I was suprised even as they announced it. The Water Shuriken is can only mean Greninja… either way im stoked! POKEMON… however bring back the Puff!. and i want ness! AkaLink77 this needs to be noted people: heres a picture of ridley’s wings. (im not sure why sakurai decided not to fully show him if he’s just simply a hazard…i guess this should be kept in mind.) [click to enlarge if needed] iamserious Mewtwo!! DragonSilths Nope, I knew it was a water Pokémon…I was like who the fuck is that? howling_wolf1334:[ uhmm!!! i did… MetroidZero I almost burst-out in utter rage when Sakurai said that Zero Suit Samus wasn’t going to join. HE GOT ME THERE. HAHAHAHA! Mario He got you there. Didn’t he? 🙂 MetroidZero YOU BET! Mario You never stop surprising us. Do you Mr.Sakurai? crocodileman94 He never stops trolling us either. Mario Heh, heh! Yeah! Zackary Bruley Take my money! Jakob I honestly love Nintendo and everything that it’s for, and I never complain at all about their stuff, but that was the stupidest fucking thing i’ve ever seen. They didn’t tell us anything good, the new characters are meh, the Smash Run mode looks great, unfortunately i’ll NEVER BE ABLE TO PLAY IT CAUSE I HAVE A WII U, the lack of Mother (Earthbound) representation is just disgusting, they only showed TWO new characters, we knew almost every thing they showed us, I mean i love Nintendo and this is only the second time i’ve complained (Looking at you paper mario sticker star) but wake the fuck up nintendo. Want sales? Dont pull shit like that Yen Just because they revealed stuff for the 3DS version doesn’t mean the Wii U version won’t have something just as good. They focused on the 3DS version this time because it’s coming out sooner. Also you can just get a 3DS, which is probably the point of having a 3DS version. And no, we did not know nearly half the stuff they showed. Sticker Star was pretty poor though I agree with you there. Jakob A lot of the things we didn’t know were A. Smash Run, a 3DS exclusive, B. a bunch of move sets that really aren’t as important as some things they should have shown, and C. a couple of okay new characters And then you have stages we’ve already seen, items we’ve already seen and characters we’ve always seen. Nothing worthwhile. Yen It’s a fighting game… if characters, their movesets, stages, items, and other mechanics don’t matter, what does? Dark Lord Sauron its not like the wii u version will get new stuff before its release paulthevgking amazing direct. some may say, “OH WOW FRICKING POKEMON! WHO THE HELL CARES. WHERES MEWTWO AND (so on and son)” but i think it was meant to show gameplay, and it did. now i’m getting both versions, and if there’s a 3dsxl bundle, i’m upgrading. FutureFox Well that settles it. No reason to buy a Wii U. larz_1234 What? John Andalora Still glad I sold mine. ActivesiN well the Wii U version will be better, and theres Mario Kart 8 but I cant believe how much sooner the 3ds version is coming Mario Are you kidding!? This direct just made me wanting to get my hands on both versions! EVEN MORE THAN BEFORE!! Dark Lord Sauron (facepalm) realy dude there be plenty of games coming for the wii u between mario kart and smash release its not the end of the world man paulthevgking okay, sakurai is the funniest guy ever. I laughed do hard when there was a substitute doll when he was talking about pokemon. Daniel Carvalho I cracked up too! That was just hilarious! XD It was also nice seeing the figurines changing according to the subject too. Ace J uh oh looks like jigglypuff might not make the cut. X3Charlie I don’t believe they’ll cut her. It’d be crazy to cut her or Captain Falcon, they’re both originals. I just don’t see the point in delaying the originals so long, they’re pretty much expected. Ace J yeah i’m hoping they dont cut her BUT pikachu, lucario, greninja, and charizard will be representing pokemon. thats already 4 characters. X3Charlie As much as I don’t want to rain on anyone’s characters. I would’ve preferred a pokemon trainer like in brawl. maybe a male and female with different pokemon. LevenThumps 4 characters used to be the max # of representatives from any franchise. Then Mario got Rosalina, bumping up the number to 5. Jigglypuff will probably still make the cut, being in the game from the beginning. Ace J well i guess you’re right BUT, would you consider luigi as his own franchise??? LevenThumps Luigi is part of the Mario franchise because he has the same franchise symbol as Mario, Peach, Bowser, and Rosalina, so the Mario franchise does have 5 characters. Ace J you know what, you are right. lol forgot about the symbol thing. brian Firstly I’d like to say that I’m not buying the game if Captain Falcon isn’t in it. Secondly, Greninja… awesome. Fierce-Deity Link samurai goroh was there as an assist trophy.. no need to worry.. c.f. will be there :3 Mario He’s right. Sakurai showed him slashing everyone on a stage. Robert Wagner Captain Falcon? :,c X3Charlie I am also hoping for Ice Climbers. Brandon Gardner Totally have mixed feelings about this game…. I wont to get excited about it but I am not hype about it all…. When Nintendo says Winter I hear early 2015 X3Charlie I’m worried that most will just go for the 3DS version and by the time the Wii U version comes out most will have already moved on. Brandon Gardner Amen thats the truth… Ace J i have said i would only get the wii u version. but i dont feel like waiting until december for my smash bros fix. i will just get the 3DS version and pass on the wii u version. Mario NEVER!!! Daniel Gonzalez I have a 3DS, so this works for me, but bad news for Wii U owners. Ace J i have both but i don’t want the 3DS version. but having to wait until the end of the year for the wii u version is too long of a wait. Daniel Gonzalez Agreed. AJ Ariyathas than get mk 8 it should be out before smash releases on 3ds thats going to keep me busy as well as other games. Ace J lets be honest here. Mario Kart doesn’t have the amount of content to last me 7 months. THEMIGHTYDOOVDE I should be s**t hot on the Wii U version after a few months on 3DS smash. Looking forward to it 🙂 DC777 It was a disappointment as usual for Wii U. Screwed into a release date sometime in the last 11 days of 2014. Yen Probably should release the Wii U version first, but I think releasing them separately is a good idea. If they were released together the 3DS version will just cannibalize Wii U sales. jrob23 Nintendo just is too far behind on the Wii U. Still playing catch up. Can’t be mad at others delaying Wii U versions of games if Nintendo themselves are doing it. The game (either version) looks incredible. If you want a prettier game and being able to play on a big screen, then the Wii U version looks amazing. Seems to me that Nintendo has gone into acceptance mode with the Wii U. Feels like they are saying fuck it…it won’t sell because we already screwed up. But, here’s what we’ll do. We are going to reward those who DO buy it with great games, even if it takes longer to make sure they are polished. Their actions point to them not caring about sales but more about quality otherwise they would release games faster and this one before the 3ds. It’s still a system worth owning but I couldn’t fault people for waiting until more 1st party games come out and maybe even a price drop…before buying. Mario So, from I saw, characters that appeared before had been given major upgrades, characters that could turn into other characters are no more cause they had been turned into independent fighters, new final smashes, custom movesets, new and old pokemons, assist trophies, items, Mega evolutions, game modes, stages had been shown and a new representative of the Pokemon franchise has been revealed as well. …I think I’m gonna die of joy for everything I’ve seen on this direct today. Sycamore Both games look awesome and I can’t wait to play them. As for the different launch windows, I really don’t see what all the fuss is about. Buying two versions of a game on the same date would be ridiculous and playing the 3ds version I believe will help market the Wii U version in time for the holidays. Patience my friends. Mario …I will be patient to play both of these masterpieces. Ace J buying 2 versions of the same game is stupid to me period. i will just get the 3DS version, because i dont feel like waiting until december to play the wiiu version. Hobo I won’t argue or try to persuade you, I shall just laugh as you miss out on the best game of 2014 maniacally! Daniel Gonzalez He isn’t missing out if he’s buying it on the 3DS. Lol. Same game, just one has a slight edge with HD and resolution. Ace J read my comment again………dumbass GABRIEL GARCIA Cool have fun! Zach Cruz I agree. Plus I think they want to get all they can for when Mario Kart 8 comes out instead of bunching it closer to smash bros that way you have a major hyped and excellent game to draw in units/sales which after a while the hype will start to die and then next thing you know we will have smash bros and will easily compete against the other systems and for winter a lot of big games usually come out. People will want it on their christmas lists! $$$ Mario You bet my plumbery boots that I’m getting both! ConCity Soldier Life is too short for patience. Mario Which is why I’m gonna enjoy every game I have right now till they are both released. Sycamore I will have to disagree. Life is the longest thing you will ever experience. DragonSilths Unless you died at birth… X3Charlie That depends on when you believe life starts, and we’re stopping right there cause then this’ll go into a huge tangent XD DragonSilths I meant when she is in the hospital pushing… Blue Hernandez Dammit! I laughed again…. 😛 DragonSilths lol your welcome. Blue Hernandez I really shouldn’t have laughed…but I did and I’m not sorry. Vegeta937 It’s ok. I laughed at you laughing =P Mario Me as well. DragonSilths lol its fine. GABRIEL GARCIA Liked ur comment 😉 WiiUltra Ya the money goes to Nintendo either way so who cares? A lot of people bought X and Y even though they were the same game. I don’t really see a difference there. Tim van Broekhoven Gandalf Mendoza Manuel > “Winter 2014” > Launch window for Wii U Ver. : Dec 21-31 Sounds to precise to be true, may be a mistake? Mendoza Manuel btw, today I learned meme arrows can’t be used through discus…hence, “>” Zanzama Screw the release date! I’m so gonna ride that hype train for all it’s worth! Mario Same here! CEObrainz That Zero Suit, looks like I have a new main… ConCity Soldier Until this game releases me and my friends will continue to play Smash Bros 64. Yes, we still play the old school throwback Smash Bros 64. It’s still as fun as it was then, when you have four controllers to play with friends. Dark Lord Sauron heres a thought for people who are complaining about smash not coming out for the wii u sooner is that A:holiday sales which will help boost the wii u sales B: nintendo makes sure the game is bug and glitch free/anyone that played battlefield 4 got screwed big time by Ea rushing their game out too soon with too many gltiches and bad patches and C: there be plenty of games coming for the wii u between mario kart 8 and the release of smash like for instance X,bayonetta 2,watch dogs,and reveal unannounce titles in the works for the wii u at e3 ConCity Soldier But is X even coming out this year? Daniel Gonzalez It’s claimed to be, but there is no guarantee that it will. Dark Lord Sauron yes its been confirmed from a few directs ago greengecko007 None of those games you listed as coming out between Mario Kart 8 and SSBU have confirmed release dates or even windows like Q3 or Q4 2014. Hopefully we get more information at E3, but until then, it’s too early to claim this isn’t an issue for Wii U owners. DoctorWily They’re using my castle, my yellow devil, and my robots (Elec Man, etc.)… Why am I not in this game? Even as an assist trophy?? Mario Because you’re a jerk. DoctorWily So are my friends Bowser, Ganondorf, Dedede…. even Donkey Kong was known to throw barrels at you Mario Yeah… But I’m sorta okay with them because they’re pretty fun to have around when playing party games. DoctorWily Ah but for parties I can make robots! Bartender Man who can mix drinks, serve them and even set them on fire if that’s your thing. I can also make Grillmaster Man and arm him with marinade, spices and tongs so he can craft the perfect burger or steak! Mario Uhhh yeah… You might want to ask Megaman if he can let you in this game. Donnie Oliver Ridley can still be a playable character. He can only be a stage hazard when not being chosen as a fighter like how toon link is not conducting the train when chosen as a fighter. Why else was only his shadow shown? Because there’s something about him that’s still gonna be a surprise Mario Wasn’t Zero suit Samus enough for you. LevenThumps This was my thinking as well. I really hope Ridley is put in the game as a playable character. LevenThumps I’m fine with the 3DS version coming out first. I plan on getting both anyway. Hopefully, their connectivity features between the games will be enough for more people to buy both. Jason Dat face. Leo That face means business! Fifi Larns Fangirling right now for Greninja 😀 ! Rinslowe It’s all about the fun! And the GSP!!! 🙂 Wiiluigi Motherbrain! nWo4liFe What a Direct. That was pretty awesome I must say. My little Brothers B Day is this summer, so I’ll gladly get him the 3DS version. I’m more excited for the Wii U version, since I don’t enjoy fighters on handhelds. I’m sure Nintendo has lots in store for E3. They know they need to put stuff out there, and fans are tired of waiting. Iwata is probably going good to deliver this summer knowing the tests he’s going through. Someone Cool Hype Meter before direct – 95% (Same hype as Zelda U) – Can game online against friends but not with friends against other people – Smash Run only on 3ds – 3ds summer / Wiiu winter – 60 fps on 3ds / mention nothing for WiiU version(cause its prob 30) Hype Meter after direct – 10% (Same hype as the next COD) The gameplay looks amazing but meh. I bet there wont even be voice chat….f*ck! uPadWatcher You can’t discount the Wii U version. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will run at 1080p clocking in at SIXTY frames per second. Who needs voice chat when you have Miiverse? Someone Cool If the WiiU runs smash @ 1080p and 60 fps that will be incredible. If they can get 720p @ 60fps that will be awesome too. “Who needs voice chat when you have Miiverse?” Lol. You know what though … it wouldn’t surprise me if I heard Iwata or Reggie say that in an interview. Ernesto Avilez This game is going to be awesome. I think that the wii u version will do great in sales seeing how its coming out during the holidays and thats where deals come out and the wii u may be on sale and some people can wait and get the game for both systems or if they just want one or the other. Keld Stark Sakurai should be Nintendo president then things would happen FutureFox Considering he worked for HAL labs, same as Iwata, and two popular titles under his belt, I’d say he’s a shoe in in the next 10-15 years. Leo He is probably aiming Iwata’s chair as we speak. I see a lot of ambition on him. palomino blue I know there’s a LOT more 3DS owners than Wii U owners. But is anyone else a little bummed that Smash Run is only on 3DS? This concept is so awesome. I don’t really see why it needs to be exclusive to 3DS. Kevin Sepulveda I think since there are two versions Nintendo 3DS and WII U Nintendo comes out winning when it comes to profit. The only down side I see is that Wii U will NOT be getting the sales boost it deserves from Smash Bros. This game could have increased sales a lot but now I think it will only do so slightly since a lot of people now have another reason just to skip the Wii U since the game will be on the 3DS hand held they probably already have. A lot of casual gamers wont care about the nice HD graphics Zach Cruz I think they need to add more bad guy characters to the roster. So far we have yet to hear of many besides Bowser and King Dedede, Maybe they’ll make a trailer with a lot of baddies in it like ganondorf, ridley, king k rool, bowser jr, and on a side note Toad would be awesome in Super Smash! I know theres already a lot of characters from mario in the game… but come on I wanna hear that funny classical toad voice get beat around imagine toad carrying a beam sword, home run bat or the machine gun with his XD classic!