Super Smash Bros. has given Nintendo plenty to celebrate with the 3DS version, but their Wii U edition is still on the way and bringing some exclusive game modes. The handheld version had only one exclusive mode, but it seems as though, thanks to an online leak, the Wii U will have several extra challenges, not all of which have been seen before in the series. In the meantime, the handheld version has been reported to be selling very quickly in every major territory the game is available.
Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U seems to have had their exclusive modes ousted by an online retailer’s listing. Amazon’s official page for the title has a product description that uncovers one returning mode and two brand new ones that were, apparently, not possible to do on the 3DS platform. Create-a-stage is the returning mode from Brawl and will integrate the gamepad and, presumably, new pieces based on existent stages for creation. The two other modes, described on the site as “challenges crafted by Master and Crazy hand” and another one involving a board game, are somewhat more mysterious at the moment.
Speculation surrounding the possibilities behind these modes for the Wii U Super Smash Bros. may not have to last long given the approaching release date and Masahiro Sakurai’s recent comments. The director of both games, Sakurai answered a few questions from Japanese fans recently and enlightened some on the arduous process that is making video games. “I’m not done yet,” he said in response to a question that asked how it felt to be done with development on both Super Smash Bros. titles. He assures that he is ready to give the needed sacrifices to have the game out on time while giving a window on an announcement. According to him, such an announcement, which may come in the form of a Nintendo Direct, will reveal the “true potential” of this iteration and will be coming quite soon.
Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS has paved the way for financial success for the upcoming Wii U version. Although the game was released Oct. 3 in America, two days worth of financial data was included in the September N.P.D. report, which measures sales in only the American territory. In those two days, the handheld version sold over 700,000 copies and made the game the fourth best-selling of the month behind titles that had multiple systems and many more days on the market, Destiny, Madden NFL 15 and FIFA 15 from one to three. Wii U and 3DS sales were also up, according to Nintendo, with the home console seeing a 50 percent increase over Aug. numbers behind strong Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 sales as well as the coming Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. is approaching for the Wii U, and Nintendo seems to be in a position to unveil several pieces of interesting information for the title in the coming weeks. Pictures of a trophy shop for the Wii U edition have emerged, showing a slightly more graphically impressive version of the same concept present in the 3DS version. A slow leak of characters, although Nintendo has said that both stables will have the same fighters, has also come from company officials on the Miiverse. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is coming Nov. 21 in America, Dec. 5 in Europe and then Japan and Australia on Dec. 6.
By Myles Gann