Nintendo hosted a 50-Fact Extravaganza during their Nintendo Direct held today. The entire event focused on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the differences between it and the 3DS version. Perhaps the biggest news of the event, Mewtwo will be coming back as a downloadable character in 2015 for those that bought Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Wii U version of Smash will include more stages, music, and modes. Many of the past modes, such as Home-Run contest, Classic, and even All-Star will allow for cooperative play. This means that two people will be able to play together to get double the trophies. Two players can now play together when gaming online as well. Certain stages will allow for even bigger smashfests, the maximum player count has been raised from four players to eight.
Smash Run, the variation of City Trial in the 3DS version, will not be coming to the Wii U. Instead, a new mode called Smash Board has been created.
Fans have been calling out for the fearsome Metorid boss Ridley to appear as a playable character, it seems the closest they are going to get is having him as stage hazard. He operates different from most stage hazards as he can join the player that attacks him the most. Defeating him will result in a point, even if the one defeating him is the character he has sided with. Also, if he absorbs a certain energy, he can transform into Meta-Ridley. Metal Face from Xenoblade Chronicles has also been revealed as a stage hazard.
Returning game modes include Coin, Stamina, and Event mode. Master Hand and Crazy Hand even have their own mode called, Special Orders. The player can choose to accept challenges and wager currency for big prizes and ultimately a showdown with whichever hand they have picked.
Compared to the 3DS version, the Wii U version of smash will have about three times as much music. New tracks can be unlocked by obtaining CDs throughout the game. The Wii U version will also have more trophies than any previous smash game.
Returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl are the original game demos. Gamers that have not yet experienced famous older titles will have the chance to sample many old games and purchase the full game if desired. Stage Builder has returned, but this time gamers use the Wii U gamepad to draw the ideal stage desired.
Tourney Mode will not be available at launch, but will eventually be ready. The Tournament mode will allow up to 64 players and includes the ability to watch any replay.
Nintendo has seen fit to reward those with the 3DS version by promising to bring back Mewtwo. Besides the announcement of Mewtwo, no news has been given about downloadable characters. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is proving to be loaded with extra content. North America will be the first to get Super Smash Bros. for Wii U November 21 while the rest of the world will be getting it early in December.
By Garrett Jutte