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Smash Bros. Wii U Nintendo Direct Scheduled for Thursday

Nintendo to show off "50 new things" for the upcoming mascot brawler during special video event on October 23.

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During a Nintendo Direct video presentation on Thursday, October 23, Nintendo will highlight "50 new things" coming to the upcoming mascot brawler, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The event kicks off at 3 PM Pacific / 6 PM Eastern through the Nintendo Direct website.

Some of Nintendo's surprises may have been spoiled, as an Amazon product page for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U recently revealed that the game will offer a stage creator and a "board game" mode. This came after Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai teased that the game is getting new single-player modes.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches November 21 in North America and November 28 in Europe exclusively for Wii U. The game has big shoes to fill, as the latest installment in the series--Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii--has sold more than 12 million copies to date.

Meanwhile, the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. launched earlier in October and has already sold over 2.8 million copies worldwide. For more on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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