Nintendo has announced the release date for the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Surprisingly, North America will be getting the game first on November 21. Europe will be getting it next, December 5, while everywhere else shall have it a day later. Until now fans have been left to hope for a release date within 2014, seems Nintendo keep true on that promise.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has only recently gotten into the hands of gamers outside of Japan, but gamers are already looking forward to the big release. The full retail price of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be $60. Now that Nintendo is aware of how dedicated the smash community is they have begun to work together. Not only is there an adaptor that allows the use of gamecube controllers on the Wii U, Nintendo is selling a package that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the gamecube adaptor, and a special smash themed gamecube controller for the price of $100. For those that have seen the deterioration of such a controller, this package looks very appetizing.
Smash will be launching simultaneously with the release are the Nintendo amiibo figures. These Skylander-like figures cost about $13 each and allow for use of the character in multiple games besides smash, including Mario Party 10, Mario Kart 8, and Yoshi’s Woolly World. The first twelve figures include: Pikachu, Link, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Marth, Kirby, Samus, Fox, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, and Mario. Another smaller wave of figures will be released in December including: Captain Falcon, Luigi, Diddy Kong, Zelda, Pit, and Little Mac.
Nintendo is quite pleased with how well the 3DS version of Smash has sold. The game has been out globally for less than a week and has already sold 2.8 million copies worldwide. Those that have decided not to purchase the 3DS version do not have much wait time left before they can get their hands on a gamecube controller and get back into the battle. Some people have actually gone to great lengths to hook up a gamecube controller to the 3DS. For some, it really does make that big of a difference.
Does the gamecube controller have such significance with casual players or is it more for the dedicated players? Are the amiibo figures something that will play a large role in world of gaming or only the Wii U universe? Would fans rather Nintendo direct extra attention elsewhere? Such answers require discussion.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is confirmed to release in North America November 21 alongside a dozen amiibo figures. The rest of the world will have to wait a couple extra weeks however. It is surprising that Nintendo has not decided upon a global release date for the title considering how much information got out about the 3DS version when Japan got it nearly a month before everywhere else.
By Garrett Jutte
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