E3 2014: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Pushed Back; Wii U Coming This Holiday

Nintendo announces a specific date for the 3DS game and revises the Wii U version's release window.

During its E3 Digital Event this morning, Nintendo showed off the new Super Smash Bros. for both the Wii U and 3DS. In the process, it shifted the release windows for both games--and depending upon which version you're looking forward to, it's either good or bad news.

The 3DS version was previously scheduled to launch sometime this summer. Instead, because of a need for more time to continue testing the game, it'll now be released on October 3 in North America.

The Wii U version, on the other hand, has had its release window pushed up. Previously slated with the vague release date of winter 2014 (which would place it somewhere between this December and next February), Nintendo said today it's now coming this holiday. While not a specific date, that means we'll likely be seeing it in either November or December.

As part of today's Smash Bros. showing, Nintendo unveiled support for playing as Miis (essentially amounting to a create-a-character option) and Amiibo, the company's take on Skylanders-style Toys to Life products. You can read more about Amiibo here and watch the ongoing digital event here.

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10 comments
Bread_or_Decide
Bread_or_Decide

Just admit it...the Wii U version won't be coming out this year. Come on...OCTOBER for the 3DS? And you expect us to believe the Wii U version will be out by christmas? No way. 

zircon001
zircon001

(insert James T Kirks voice screaming at KHAN!!).. NINTENDO!!!!... what is wrong with you?? you take three steps forward today then 5 steps back with this insane announcement?? Whats next your Silly NPC Figures wont be ready till Feburary??   Skylander-Infinity Win. Seriously you need to sell the Crap out of the Wii U and do it NOW .. and why no Super 3d-u Adapter so we can play those Awesome Games on the Wii u?? Must be tied up by all that Yawn.. er I mean YARN.

soulless4now
soulless4now

There goes my summer fun on the 3DS. :( 

Arachnofunk
Arachnofunk

I can wait, i still have plenty of games to play....

rikku45
rikku45

hell yea, Screw the 3ds. Bring on the wiiu version

sdinh225
sdinh225

3DS release date pushed back NUUUUUUUU dammit, that makes me want to look over it and just wait for the Wii U version instead with it being so close to each other.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@sdinh225 You know...that may have been on purpose. Wii U needs more system sales, and Smash is a game that can help. But if people can get it on 3DS half a year or so earlier than the Wii U version, why wait?


"Smash has been pushed back to October 3rd on 3DS. But it's been moved up to Holiday 2014 on Wii U. Why not just wait a couple extra months and..."