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GameStop hints at Super Smash Bros U release date

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Mark your calendars: according to GameStop, Super Smash Bros U will be released on April 8th, 2014. Nintendo has previously confirmed that Super Smash Bros U will be released in 2014.

GameStop is known for outing the release dates of high profile games. But almost as often, those dates end up being placeholder dates. So it’s pretty much a 50/50, a coin toss, whether we’ll see Super Smash Bros U in April or not.

It wouldn’t be too far from previous Smash Bros release dates. Brawl was released in March 2008, and unlike other publishers, Nintendo tends to release some of their important games in the Spring and Summer months.

Nintendo is developing Super Smash Bros for both the Wii U and the 3DS at the same time, with help from the guys over at Namco Bandai.

Recently, it was revealed that Toon Link will be appearing in the game, and so will SEGA’s Sonic as well.

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  • CEObrainz

    I assume that this game is using the same engine as Brawl as the gameplay is very similar so that would greatly reduce development time, however I can’t see the game coming out so soon, but I’ll still be happy if that does happen.

    • Rinslowe

      It could very well be using the same base engine as Brawl. But the environments, character models and effects all speak of major tweaking. Not to mention getting the game to run in 1080p 60fps… It’s going to be mayhem.

      • CEObrainz

        Yea, I did take that into account which adds to the reason why I think the release date seems too soon to me. Plus all the balancing of characters old and new will take a long time to perfect.

        • DragonSilths

          That Nintendo rep from awhile ago said Smash Bros for 3DS is “Coming Soon”. Nintendo will plan it to launch 1st half of 2014. Will it get delayed? Maybe…But it can compete with TitanFall on Xbox One…and well Destiny on PS4? I know its a multiplat but PS4 has nothing for awhile…

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I dont think so. Its from a different publisher.

      • CEObrainz

        Sakurai is still overseeing everything.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Its very likely that it will run on the same engine btw. So, guess you are right.

          http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/03/havok_physics_and_animation_to_power_wii_u_games

          • DragonSilths

            Like COD and Halo…Most sequels run on the same engine. It takes 2-3 years to create a new engine from the ground up just to be used on 1 game lol. Although…what about that old rumor of that Retro Studios Engine? What if Smash Bros 4 Wii U and 3DS was using it? Meh whatever lol.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Could be so. But would RETRO create an engine for another dev?

          • DragonSilths

            Retro would make it for any Nintendo Dev to use.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But is that plausible? I would think that N. would be careful about things like that, especially after the Team Ninja/Retro controverse.

          • DragonSilths

            Nah. Nintendo owns Retro. it would be a Nintendo exclusive engine. Any dev who makes a game exclusive to a Nintendo system could use it. An Indie dev if they signed a contract with Nintendo for their game to be Nintendo exclusive then they could even use it. Again though if the engine we are talking about doesn’t even exsist…well this is pointless lol.

          • CEObrainz

            Well Smash 64, Melee and Brawl all use different engines if I’m not wrong, but from footage of this new game you can see it plays like Brawl but tweaked in different ways. So this may be the first time they are reusing an engine for smash…

          • DragonSilths

            Well Smash Bros on N64 came out 3 years after the N64 did. Melee came out a month after launch. Brawl came out 2 years after the Wii launched. So excluding Melee. Nintendo had time to make the engines lol. Smash Bros 4 could use a new engine, if there has been one in the works for awhile now…

          • CEObrainz

            Smash Bros had a new engine because it was the first in the series, Melee had a different engine because they wanted to add more depth to their game. Brawl had a different engine because they wanted to make it more accessible to beginners. With this game they want a balance between Melee and Brawl which means using one of those two engines, Brawl’s was used as it was the most recent.

            Also your argument about the games releases in conjunction to the console releases is a bit off, remember this game series would be in development long before the console gets released, also it’s meaningless to use a new engine unless you can justify the changes made, something that doesn’t need to happen with this new game.

            So what I’m saying is Smash 4 is basically Brawl 2.0 HD with some new characters and stages.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Publisher? Or did you mean developer? Nintendo has always been the publisher. :P

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I wrote wrong. Thank you for the correction Daniel. I meant devs and not publishers.

    • http://Nintendo.com/ Reggie Fils-Aime

      It will not be using the same engine as Brawl. Sakurai want a new fresh experience.

      Reggie :)

      • DragonSilths

        No offence “Reggie” but you know nothing on making a game engine. Making a new engine from Scratch takes 2-3 years. So unless we are NOT getting Smash Bros this year OR unless Nintendo secretly made a new engine without telling anybody…since Nintendo doesn’t like to talk about those kinds of topics…(Maybe Retros’ Engine??? if that’s still true) It will be a tweaked Brawl Engine.

    • DragonSilths

      This is the 1st time someone else is helping with Smash. With Namco Bandai helping and this is Sakurai’s 4th Smash Bros game, he already knew most of what he wanted to do before he even started developing it. Development time has been MASSIVLY boosted with his past experience and help. Remember Sakurai is already mainly working on just balancing characters. Smash isn’t a HUGE feature game anyway. All they have to do is make Characters, Items, Stages, Adventure Mode, and Balance characters that’s it…Pretty sure most stages are done by now and items.

  • Rinslowe

    (sideways looks from wife as man giggles semi uncontrollably)…
    April 8th. I’m holding you to that gamestop!

  • Wishsong214

    Not going to believe this yet…I’m still expecting this to be a post-E3 launch. Brawl had two E3 showings before its release (and was supposed to be released three months before it actually was…). My bet is that it’s just a placeholder date.

    • DragonSilths

      If it is coming out after E3 it will be later that month. June. Cause Smash will be 1st half of 2014. And to be fair we HEARD about Smash Bros 2 E3’s ago wasn’t it? then last E3 so in away Smash has already been at 2 E3’s.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    JUST YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH! hmmm … well it’s more like they’re known for making their own assumption and write months that are not necessarily written in stone. even if it was… i wouldn’t be surprised if they DELAY that game for their Holiday release end of the year 2014. but i really hope it comes out the sooner the better!

    • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

      ^
      I’m affraid for that as well, Nintendo has a knack on doing that. DKC:TF has been delayed for atleast 2 months while WiiU needed that game better this year. I hope smash will be released in summer. I highly doubt it’ll release in April, and I fear it won’t come until late next year, possibly holiday season.
      O well only time will tell.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Actually there is a reason for that. Retro lost many employees. Only one third of the core architects from the old DK team is still there at RETRO. So development time might very well have been pushed back by natural explanations. Whats even worse is that Retro seems to have lost their whole Metroid staff, so we wont probably see a Retro Metroid in the immediatley future.

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          That’s not good at all. it would give a natural explanation for the delay indeed.

          I did hear that some employees left, and rumored that a bunch are working for Microsoft now, heard stories that several employees from the Metroid Prime series have been working on Halo 4, when I saw some video’s about Halo 4 it did make sense as I recognized a lot of features used in the Prime Series, dunno if it has been confirmed by anyone though.

          Losing “many” employees is new to me, then again I haven’t really kept track of that either, so thanks for the info. All I knew was that a bunch left Retro Studios. I didn’t expect a new Metroid from retro for the upcoming few years, for Wii U nor for 3DS, hoped otherwise though, but one can dream right?

          But this only verifies why it has been so silent on possible new Metroid titles since the “failed” Other M title according to many. (I didn’t find Other M to bad myself, but not even close to my favorite either)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You are correct. Many of them went into the Halo 4 project. You have a sharp eye.

    • Ducked

      The sooner isn’t the better, the more time put into this game, the better it will be. I’m not going to repeat that a rushed game is forever bad thing only because it’s been posted on Wii U daily like 300 times

      • Shigeru Miyamoto

        who’s saying they’re rushing it? i’m sure they’ve been working on it for a long time. All i’m saying is I’m excited to play the game and the sooner it’s ready the better. it seems unlikely that they would release this big game in april. seems like something they’d hold out for holiday season.

        • Ducked

          The game would have to be rushed for a Spring release.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Gamestop better stop teasing us like this ill make the wait all the more deceiving.

    Already have my sights on Megaman, Pit, Marth and Toon Link to be my favorite characters. If Lucas is announced yall better get ready!Anyone have any characters that they have picked out yet?

    Edit: Lucas and Pit are very close to me as characters but Lucas is probably my favorite character out of all of the games since Smash Bros to Brawl.

    Edit 2: Hopefully this game better give Majora’s Mask some love. Something like a stage(Termina from Melee anyone?) or a assistant trophy or even simple trophy that I can collect. Just something since thats my favorite Zelda game.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I want to fight with Mii’s, but dont think they will make that possible.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Anyone else besides the Mii?

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Oh yeah, many characthers. Besides those announced: Banjo&Kazooi/Tootie (wont happen and Im very bitter), Little Mac from Punch Out, Yoshi, Young Impa from Zelda, Dark Link, Dark Samus, Captain Falcon, Toad, Simon Belmont from Castlevania (very unlikely) and of course those from Brawls series (Capt. Olimar), and maybe Red from W101. Bayonetta maybe?

          Now, this is just a wish list. If one or two from here would make it into the game I would be surprised and happy. But I understand that most of the wishes are very unrealistic and implausible.

          • rp17

            Captain Olimar was already confirmed. Captain Falcon and Yoshi have to come back. They are part of the original 8. Dark Link and Dark Samus could be alt costumes with slighty different moves or something, like male and female Wii Fit Trainer. Mii has plenty of potential moves. Nintendo would just need to figure out if you would use your own Mii or some generic one or something. I don’t know who Impa is, sorry. I’m pretty sure toad won’t be in it because of one of the new screenshots, but don’t quote me on that. Red, Banjo, and Simon would all be awesome but are not likely. Finally Little Mac is the character I want most. I think he has at least a 50/50 shot.

            So your list wasn’t that unreasonable.

          • abe

            No more clones please lol can’t have link in regular, toon and dark flavours when an new skin will do

            I think Rosella (SP?) From galaxy may pop up after her 3D world appearance

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Rosella? Her name is Rosalina.

          • abe

            That’s the one. Been bugging me all day

          • Nookling

            Just google it

          • abe

            My original comment was made as I just came off a night shift and frankly couldn’t be arsed to check

      • Hipster Victor

        I think its possible. For all we know, its one of the many few things Nintendo yet to annouce about it

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        it’s must be possible because SSB 3DS gets character customization and you can transfer to wii u like sonic lost world

    • Michael Nillo

      Sonic!

      He’s my only favorite at the moment…my lastest performance in Brawl determined I suck at everyone else :P

      • The Clockwork Being

        Sonic is pretty cool but I hope they change up his moveset a little. His specials were mostly spin dash but I find myself playing as him alot.

        • Michael Nillo

          I AGREE! His attacks seemed nerfed compared to everyone else’s too. I hope all of his moves in the trailers are just placeholders

          • Volfos

            Imagine, Sonic Wind/Sonic Tornado as his up and B.

    • Josiah Parsons

      Wolf was the bestest character from brawl. I’m waiting for him, ROB and Ness (I was never much of a Lucas person, but PK Thunder is pretty hard to beat, especially if there’s a final smash on the line…)

      • Steve Anatala

        Ness is awesome. I don’t like Lucas as much cause he is too overpowered, and moves like his Up A smash attack are too powerful with too much range, and most people spam that move like crazy. I feel it takes more skill to be good with Ness than Lucas. Brawl has too many characters that make it too easy in my opinion. I love Wolf but I have to admit the same can be said for him, lot’s of people spam his forward A smash attack. ROB is awesome, and one of the new characters in brawl I feel takes more skill to use, learning his delayed timing for his air attacks and such for instance. I hope they balance out the characters in the new one cause Brawl was a lot less balanced than Melee in my opinion.

        • Majora’s Mask

          lucas isnt op he is just more easy ness is more complex and faster to controll they probably release ness and lucas as a skin

      • abe

        With the limit on characters I’d like to see less clones. Either scrap them or give them a revamped move list (fox, flaco and wolf was too much)

        • Josiah Parsons

          True, but I really enjoy both Falco and Wolf, despite their being clones of Fox (who I don’t like.) Revamped moves are always welcome.

          • abe

            I always though wolf would use something like a rifle than a pistol. Just look at Mario and Luigi they aren’t really clones anymore. I want that level of difference between characters

          • Josiah Parsons

            That would be great. Maybe Falco has the rifle and Wolf has something more like a grenade launcher…

          • abe

            I think falco might be too flashy for a rifle though I’m sure they could give him some flashy rifle moves

    • rp17

      I want Lucas too. But I like more characters in Brawl than characters i don’t like. So I usually play as random.

      I think WiiUDaily needs to talk more about Smash. To name a few things that have been announced that they never talked about:
      – Marth (they didn’t even mention him with TL and Sonic)
      – The new ray gun was recently shown
      – The new capsule (Ok it doesn’t really look all that different)
      – The AMAZING new effect when you get hit with high damage (See Pic)
      – Etc

    • Jack5221

      I have a feeling its fake. Doesn’t it seem odd that Smash Bros has a release date and Mario Kart 8 doesn’t? After all Mario Kart did have a demo at E3. Plus they said “Spring 2014″ Where as Smash Bros they simply said “2014”. Don’t get me wrong, I’d LOVE for that to be the actual release date for the game, but it seems a little odd that Smash Bros has a release date before Mario Kart. Its odd to me because Im assuming that Mario Kart is a little more developed than Smash – hence the demo. :D

    • Nookling

      I can tell that Villager will be one of my mains. Along with Peach, Marth and Toon Link. Hopefully Wii Fit Trainer is fun because I want to beat people down with her. My other main Lucario will probably be cut but I’m hopeful Mewtwo will return because I loved using it. Maybe Ghirahim if he’s in and done right!

      • The Clockwork Being

        I don’t know why but when I play a Smash Bros games for the first time, I tend to use characters that are old against new ones for the first few matches just to see if I can defeat them. A little like I did in Brawl. So the Villager, Wii Fit trainer and Megaman won’t be my main at the start. But anyways you seem like you will have characters that will play greatly different.

        • Nookling

          Ya, I can understand that. I like playing with people who are fun to use but some of the characters I just can’t use well. Also, excited to slam people with Jigglypuff in HD!!!

  • BrandonIsAGod

    Wish they’d change the name to ‘Super Smash Bros 4′ or something. ‘Super Smash Bros for Wii U’ and ‘Super Smash Bros for 3DS’ sounds stupid to me.

    • LevenThumps

      I am hoping that those are placeholders until the game comes out, because I completely agree with you.

    • jjbredesen
      • Magnus Eriksson

        Wii U logo in old Wii case. Only to make a problem even more problematic. :)

        • jjbredesen

          Yeah i know but there was not nothing else i could find..

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            I found one !

        • WolfgangAmadeusMozart
          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, now Im very angry and upset. I like to complain, and you took that happiness away from me.

          • Michael Nillo

            well played, sir. Very well played!

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            You guys never stop whit making discussions RIGHT!!!

          • jjbredesen

            haha :) i guess we are just a bit to passionate…

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            yeah yeah

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You make it sound like a bad thing. ;P

          • jjbredesen

            Nice job, did you photoshop it? or did you find one on google?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Probably found it. Saw this box art on a website that’s dedicated to fan box art. Don’t remember the name of it.

          • jjbredesen

            Devian art?

          • Daniel Gonzalez
          • jjbredesen

            (Y)

          • Jayce

            Love vgboxart :’) Good times on there. Really helped me with graphic design.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Same here. A lot of the fan made art is way better than the official box art. :)

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          • jjbredesen

            haha *facepalm nice

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart
          • Ducked

            Looking at the picture, Nintendo really needs to add Beat and Knuckles!

          • Sdudyoy

            Super smash bros is the one game I want to buy digital, every Super smash bros game I’ve owned has broke is some way or another.

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            not bad i wonder how Nintendo’s Box Art is look like maybe its look like this

      • Mario

        On the WiiU. What about the 3ds?

        • jjbredesen

          Super Smash Bros Universe 3D?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Super Smash Bros 3 Dimension and Super Smash Bros 4 Universe? Nah… confusing.

          • jjbredesen

            Well Smash bros dimension could work, but yeah i guess it is to confusing

          • Mario

            Remove ”3” and leave ”dimension” there and it might just work.

          • majora :D

            I think you meant “DimenSion”

        • Josiah Parsons

          Super Smash Bros To Go?
          Super Smash Bros Pocket Edition?
          Super Smash Bros Solo?

      • Lusunup

        Calliing it “universe” seems lame since basically all smash games are nintendo based, so its a nintendoverse but I get why Sakurai is calling it For wiiu or 3ds. Basically it’s to not get the confused when you’re trying to get friends over you would say “hey! wana come over and play super smash bros for wiiu” or ” hey! wana come over and play super smash brothers for 3ds” Since they will two versions of the game I think it’s best that it should be kept how it is.

        • Christopher Acuna

          No confusion. Nintendo has already announced cross play. So even if you just, “Hey wanna come over and play Super Smash Bros.” despite which console you are playing it on, we all play together.

          • Kyle Berger

            I am almost positive that there will be no cross play. Can you please name your source?

          • TheWichi

            Off course he cant…

          • Kyle Berger

            Yeah I googled it and all websites said it was not confirmed.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Don’t be a dick. If I am wrong then I am wrong. But I distinctly remember it being said at E3.

          • Kyle Berger

            How am I being a dick? You made a mistake. There is nothing wrong with that.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Was mentioned by Nintendo at E3

          • Kyle Berger

            Cross play is not happening. Google “super smash bros cross play” and you will see that it will not happen.

    • rp17

      Just call it Super Smash Bros U (SSBU) and Super Smash Bros 3D (SSB3D)

      • Mario

        That could work too.

      • jjbredesen

        Yeah that is a lot more simpe, but do recall that the titles are “working titles”

        or are they final?

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        Not bad

    • DragonSilths

      It is called that in a way. Super Smash Bros For (4) Wii U, and Super Smash Bros For (4) 3DS. Its basically called Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U Edition and Super Smash Bros 4 3DS Edition.

      • Dennis

        Really clever! But it only works for the English title of course. In NL they don’t translate the title into Dutch or something like it but people are gonna translate ‘four’ and ‘for’ into Dutch words themselves so it takes away the clever made title :(

        • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

          in NL i called ‘Super Smash Bros voor Nintendo 3DS’ and ‘Super Smash Bros voor Wii U’ yeah sorry but i heard that’s the final name so they aren’t thinking to change the title so it’s called super smash bros for nintendo 3ds and super smash bros for wii u and thats the final

    • Sean Reihani

      I just call it Smash Bros. U

  • Matteo Ferrazzi

    408 smash it faggot

  • TULFich

    Why don´t they call it Super Smash Bros. Warfare?, Then lots of people would relate on the name.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Why?

    • jjbredesen

      No i don’t think so…

    • Ducked

      How about Super Smash Bros Ghosts instead

  • LevenThumps

    While I would be extremely happy to have this game come out in April, I don’t see it happening.

    • DragonSilths

      Most likely May or June.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Super Smash Bros 3DS and Super Smash Bros PS4 maybe? Because Wii U will very likely be discontinued in April, and therefore its probable it will be released on another system. My guess is that Nintendo will partner up with Sony :)

    edit: come on. it was a joke. dont go crazy over things like this.

    • jjbredesen

      I was just about to right a essay, but now you, put in your edit my 2000 words are useless….

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Oh, about that. Did you get any response from WiiUDaily yet? :)

        • jjbredesen

          Nope…. i have sendt in like 50 tips, but i only have got credit for the infographic and no response on the emails…

          I do belive i tipped this story a day ago to..

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ive sent in a couple of tips too. Some got it to the page, but most didnt. Strangely one fun tip didnt make it. That all norwegian cruise ships have put Wii U’s in them for passangers. I thought that would be fun and refreshing, but nothing was mentioned.

            http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/ECxx853NaVsvpr0geLV2S62_uAQ9WwQw

          • jjbredesen
          • Magnus Eriksson

            Did you read this one btw? I find it scary as hell. For me this sounds like fucking up a formula, and that he should have made a different game instead. http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/20976/20131130/zelda-wii-u-release-date-skyrim-nintendo.htm

          • jjbredesen

            Dam that is scary, but it also makes me even more excited!

            We have no clue what to exspect, as long as the game is great i don’t care, but i am just hoping they don’t fuck up…

            There has never been a bad zelda game, and i hope there never will be one in the future.

            If we look at IGN there is NO game that has got a 8 or lower.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im afraid he will change to much. Also it sounds like a non-3D adventure. I dont think I would enjoy that regardless what they do. Not as much as a 3d adventure at least.

          • jjbredesen

            I am 100% sure that it will be in 3D, but i to worry that it will be changed to much… Having said that i cam growing tiered of the same old zelda formula so i want some change, but not to much.

            I guess we will have to wait for December 7. I am sure the game will be great.

          • jjbredesen

            I tipped that the Youtube app is now out on 3DS, but there is no article? I tipped them like 6 hours ago… I honestly think i should get to help make articles, but i guess there is no hope for that.

          • CEObrainz

            If you know someone who is writing articles for this site then you could always tip them directly.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, but i don’t….

          • CEObrainz

            Well If I get through the application process, then I’d be a person you could tip directly…. ;)

          • jjbredesen

            Good luck man, you inbox will be spammed ;)

          • NintenScience

            xdddd

          • CEObrainz

            I would probably use some sort of filter, I do now anyway. Either that or create an email specifically for news tips, but that might not be the best idea….

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      It’s only a joke if it is funny other than to yourself. Otherwise it is antagonistic trolling. You only post this stuff to get people worked up. Not sure why

      • Magnus Eriksson

        And you feel the need to comment over and over again. Ive got it, you dont think Im funny, and thats ok. Im not here to entertain you, so I dont care what you think. :)

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          Apparently you care what others think because you post doom and gloom just to get a reaction. Just saying there is such a thing as overdoing the sarcasm which you apparently do because most people mistake your commentary for hate which is why you have to clarify your statements as a joke.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Oh, you got me all wrong here. I dont care what YOU think. But I might care what some others here think. It actually depends on the person and what he contribute with, and if he can take a joke without going bananas or at least take it easy and respect others opinions, disagreements and interpretations. If not, then I dont care at all :)

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Well OK then.. Have a nice day!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ditto :)

            edit: thanks for the downvotes. From you, I count it as an upvote :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s a good way to see them. :P

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Edit.. I did not downvote.. So please do not assume it was me.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, sure you didnt…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You also over do it with your serious personality. At least that’s what I see from you. If people take a joke as hate, then it’s clear that they either don’t know a person that well, or just have a tendency to judge others too harshly. I see what you’re trying to say dude, but you can only speak for yourself in these situations.

            If people get upset over a comment, then they’re too serious or sensitive. Which is when it’s probably best for that person or persons to let it go. Of course, unless they just love to argue. :P

          • Rinslowe

            I’m proud of you. Taking your own medicine is not always an easy thing! Totally agree with that last bit. You’ve come a long way since just the other day, lol.
            :)

            Edit:
            Spoke too soon…
            ;(

          • Rinslowe

            Magnus just likes hitting people in the feels. He’s actually pretty funny, most of the time. The resident Dr. Phil on the other hand, well… he’s a bit special.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “I’m proud of you. Taking your own medicine is not always an easy thing! Totally agree with that last bit. You’ve come a long way since just the other day, lol.
            :)”

            “Magnus just likes hitting people in the feels. He’s actually pretty funny, most of the time. The resident Dr. Phil on the other hand, well… he’s a bit special.”

            Still upset from the other day? Can’t say I blame you. It is quite an honor to rile up bitter and angry folks like yourself, no matter how subtle they may seem. Looks like I left a strong impression on you. :)

            It’s okay dude, I think you need the meds more than I for your passive aggressive nature. I’ll leave this picture of my reaction to the last few silly posts you left. Now, I must go back to talking to civil people on this site.

            By all means though, feel free to vent if it helps you. :P

          • NintenScience

            troll

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yes, I do love those little troll dolls. They were awesome back in the days. I couldn’t agree more. They were a big pop culture phenomena.

          • NintenScience

            xd

          • NintenScience

            @magnus_eriksson:disqus

          • Rinslowe

            Hahaha, you are awesome man! But why so serious, so negative? Perhaps a little sensitive? I really think you should be leading more by example. Poor Bob won’t know what to think, lol. You tell him one thing and do the other. And with so much flare for the dramatic might I add.

            I bet you could literally talk the ear off a cat!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        We all have a different sense of humor. I found it a little humorous at least. It just mocks what trolls like truthteller and springer claim. It’s no reason to get uppity about it. I guess if you know a person well enough, you catch on to the jokes. :P

        • NintenScience

          lol

    • Hipster Victor

      Wow you like to troll, Lolol

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Is it trolling when everyone knows its a joke? :)

        • Virus6

          Except that people spout that retarded nonsense every day and wholeheartedly mean it

          • Magnus Eriksson

            nownow, no need to call people retarded.

          • Rinslowe

            This made me chuckle. I’m not interested in getting involved in this debate, don’t get me wrong but I just thought it was funny, what you wrote. Totally agree too btw, some sites do have’ em!
            :)

        • Hipster Victor

          x.x ohh true true

    • steve

      there was no pun, its like calling a fat kid fat, then saying it was a joke…. i see what u ment though. haha especially since it almost the same thing, alot of people are afraid you might be right lol. i hope not though i like my nintendo seperate from the other stuff

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I welcome an actual release date. I take Gamestop’s info with a grain of salt. However, North America’s release date for Brawl was in March, so they might be right. I’m going with June.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      My guess is after E3. This is a game they want to show again. Playable version at E3.

  • Justagamer

    Hope it has online this time

    • http://Nintendo.com/ Reggie Fils-Aime

      Brawl did have online and so will Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS :)

    • Guest

      What do you mean by ” this time “?

      • Justagamer

        I don’t remember it being online the last time

        • Cheroth

          Brawl had online, but it was awful.

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Brawl already has online, but I think what you tried to say was:

      “Hope it has a FUNCTIONAL online this time”

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        It was functional for me.

        • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

          The time it takes to find players, the lag, and the “your connection to other players was lost” moments aside, it worked fine, I guess

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Lag is pretty much inevitable with online gaming. It really depends on your connection. Really does blow when you get the bad end of things. Used to run into that problem years back.

      • jjbredesen

        It worked great for me…. just no voice chat :(

      • greengecko007

        Darn, you beat me to it. Now my reply just looks unoriginal…

        • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

          You were three hours too late, but let me encourage you with an upvote.

    • DragonSilths

      Already confirmed it will. 3DS version anyway. But with the Nintendo Network there is no reason It wont. Brawl had a crappy online…If Smash on Wii U doesn’t then Mario Kart 8 wont.

      • Justagamer

        Mario cart better

    • greengecko007

      Hope it has online *that works* this time.

  • Mario

    THIS is a little hard to believe.

    • Cheroth

      I believe it Smash 4 should be done around Spring.

      • Mario

        But what makes you say that it’ll be 100 percent complete until that day arrives.

        • Cheroth

          Why wouldn’t it be 100% no subspace emissary or cutscenes plus Smash 4 began development in early 2012. There is no reason why Smash wouldn’t be done by spring.

          • Mario

            Maybe. But I still have my doubts.

  • STLcreator

    My prediction is that the game will release about a week or two after E3.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      A very plausible prediction. If its not released in spring, then I can guarantee that you are right.

  • Jake

    I don’t think so. Mario kart is coming by that time and I think they don’t want a summer drop w/out a huge ip

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    “Recently, it was revealed that Toon Link will be appearing in the game, and so will SEGA’s Sonic as well.”

    What about Marth ?

    • Cheroth

      You are extremely late.

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        I’m not late, the writer of this article is.

    • lonewolf88

      he was also confirmed marth is in smash bros 4.

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        I know, but the article doesn’t even mention Marth.

    • Guest

      I was thinking the same thing. They didn’t mention the newest character!

      • Ducked

        I really hope they add Chrom

  • Sdudyoy

    Ehh, doesn’t sound too far fetched to me.

  • Kilian White

    Koopa Troopa should be a playable character!!! THAT WOULD BE EPIC! His special attack could be a shell roll! ;)

    • Cheroth

      No no, pls no.Sounds like Smash Bros community talk on Miiverse

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Bowser can already do that.

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Koopa Troopa, really ? What’s next ? Goomba ? Waddle Dee ? Metroid ? Deku Scrub ? Or maybe Magikarp ?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Mask Link as Deku Scrub would be awesome.

      • ETeach

        Can you imagine how OP a metroid would be? Land on your enemy’s head – dead.

      • Trashz

        You will regret it if Magikarp made it into the game…

  • AlienFanatic

    I wish they’d just shorten it to “Super Smash U.” Truth in advertising ;)

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      And what about the 3ds version, “Super Smash 3D” ?

    • Ducked

      It’s still a working title

      • Pikachief

        No its not. Sakurai has already stated that he finds adding onto the name like that to be pointless. He wants the game to just be called “Super Smash Bros.” Which I find absolutely ridiculous.

        • Ducked

          Really? That is ridiculous!

  • jreed3842

    Ah! April 8th… That’s 3 days until my birthday! If this is the real release date, I know what I’m requesting for my birthday. Ha.

    • Ducked

      You don’t have a birthday!!!!

      • jreed3842

        … Wha–What? MY WHOLE LIFE IS A LIE!!

        • Ducked

          Sorry to break you the news

          • jreed3842

            It’s alright… I suppose I needed to find out sooner or later…

      • DarkLegacy

        His Birthday is in April. If he didn’t have a Birthday then he wouldn’t be here

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    I Expect Nintendo Having Nintendo Direct by February 17 for Spring 2014 Releases get Dated Such as Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros Wii U, Super Smash Bros 3DS, Watch Dog, New Titles Announced.

  • Mitch Hall

    This might be the actual date. I’d normally write off something like this as a placeholder date, but April 8th seems oddly specific…

    • Ducked

      Maybe they meant to do the MK8 release date, I expect Mario kart 8 will come out 2-3 months before Smash Bros

  • Richard Collard

    Tell me, WHAT is going to be so amazing about this game? New characters? I hope a lot more than 17 characters are confirmed for this game, and NOT just Brawl or Melee returning characters. I hope some more new characters are announced, other than Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager. New levels? Some really looked nice. However, there will not be any story mode, and Sakurai claimed the purpose being is that “the cutscenes could easily be spoiled”. If that’s the case, then don’t watch them before playing! I’m sure most people would have some self control. I hope that the roster is really fine tuned in terms of balance at least, or if a solid online multiplayer is available. Otherwise, this might be the first Smash Bros. game I skip.I’m not trying to troll or anything, but I haven’t seen what is so innovative about this game that would make it worth picking up. That is just my preference, but I hope Sakurai really shows why this is a sequel worth picking up.

    • Krzysztof

      TBH after all of that bad press around SM3DW announcement and how that game turned out to be much better than we all expected, I wouldn’t loose my faith in Nintendo. Smash bros will be amazing, no doubts about it.

      • Richard Collard

        Well, I suppose that could be true. It’s never over until it’s over, so when the game is released, we’ll find out. I definitely agree about 3D World: I thought it was lame until I saw the second trailer, and I was blown away by it; I will own the game shortly. I’m sure Sakurai could pull something out of his hat before release, and sell millions of copies of the game. I’m just impatient sometimes, but I’m sure the game will be fine when it is released. Nintendo is a business, and I’m sure they’ll get in gear and make some more awesome games to be successful.

  • Ducked

    Not even possible, we haven’t even seen any live game footage yet. I’m sure Mario Kart 8 will release around March or April, but Super Smash Bros U won’t come out until the Summer at least. Lets not rush perfection!

    • Virus6

      There has been live game footage at E3. They showed off quite a few battles.

  • Mint Pepper

    I doubt it’s actually April 8 since first party Nintendo titles are now being released on Fridays. I do believe it can be released around April though, but after e3 seems more likely to me.

    • Virus6

      Mario and Zelda did release on a Friday, but literally every other release was on a Sunday. Go with the vast majority and not the one exception

      • Mint Pepper

        Of couse the vast majority is on Sunday, this is a recent change Nintendo made. Just take these into account:
        Wii U Price Drop / Zelda Bundle
        FRIDAY September 20

        Zelda Wind Waker HD
        FRIDAY October 4

        Pokemon X/Y / 2DS
        SATURDAY October 12

        Wii Party U
        FRIDAY October 25

        Super Mario 3D World and
        Zelda Link Between Two Worlds
        FRIDAY November 22

        Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
        FRIDAY December 6

        All of these are on Friday with the exception of Pokemon which was most likely caused by the worldwide launch. Besides, even if it was a Sunday after all it still would not be April 8.

  • SamusPrime

    I’m totally confused, I thought TT said that the WiiU would be discontinued in March.

    • ETeach

      Obviously Smash Bros. is being moved to the OUYA 2.

  • greengecko007

    “It wouldn’t be too far from previous Smash Bros release dates. Brawl was released in March 2008, and unlike other publishers, Nintendo tends to release some of their important games in the Spring and Summer months.”

    Brawl was delayed… several times… to the point that my local newspaper even had a comic strip on it. Anyways, I’d love for this to be true, but with Mario Kart 8 coming out earlier in 2014, this looks much more like a fall or holiday release.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Different devs this time. I dont see them announce it to a date and push it back other than for financial reasons maybe.

    • Volfos

      UNLESS they give them similar launch times to increase the “MUST HAVE MULTIPLAYER MACHINE” angle.

      Let’s imagine for a moment that Miyamoto’s new IP is an amazingly deranged, insanely fun, thoroughly Japanese CoD killer and Nintendo would be sorted. XD

      • Rinslowe

        “Let’s imagine for a moment that Miyamoto’s new IP is an amazingly deranged, insanely fun, thoroughly Japanese CoD killer and Nintendo would be sorted. XD”

        Lol, that would shock and amaze! I’m in.

        • Volfos

          To be honest when I wrote that I was imagining a guy holding a futuristic crossbow firing electric grenades at a guy wearing water elemental white-dragon themed power armour.

          • Rinslowe

            Well, electric grenades would certainly shock and elemental armour would likely amaze pretty good too….

          • Volfos

            Hahah, “certainly shock”!

            Love it!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Already preordered, whatever day it comes out. Thanks Wii U Daily!!

  • Lusunup

    To bad they don’t have it as a preorder I checked and it wasn’t there…:/

  • bizzy gie

    This doesn’t work for me. My birthday is April 4th.

  • Oblivion

    These Gamestop dates have been right exactly zero times.

  • Shagrath1983

    No one is going to say in about a week Project M comes out with a massive update that put a ton of characters stages, and MEWTWO in the game?

  • PS4/WiiU

    If it really is coming out on April, MY HAPINESS IS OVER 9000!!!!!

  • WiiStation360

    If this is the release date, it provides a pretty interesting scenario for Nintendo in April, as Mario Kart 8 is rumored to have a release date of April 25th, just a few weeks after this, creating a similar situation to late 2011 with the 3DS where 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 were released within a few weeks of each other. They may be trying to recreate the effect this had on the 3DS with the Wii U by dropping two of their biggest bombs at once. However the 2011 one was just before Christmas, so a massive sales opportunity was imminent, yet this one is in April, which is significantly more stagnant. I’d like to see how it pans out-I hope it’s successful!

    • AceRuby

      Mario Kart Wii and Smash Bros. Brawl both released near each other in 2008 ;) similar scenario here, spring 2014 is looking excellent for the Wii U so far (DK , Smash , and Mario Kart if true). I imagine Bayonetta 2 will follow in the summer as well (probably June-August time).

  • Ugslick

    April 8th 2014!!! WOOOHOOOOO! (Potentially at least)

  • Alex Chaudhari

    There is no way Sakurai would rush this game. The very least it could be released is Holiday of 2014, at least after E3 next year.

  • Random12multi

    Off topic but… yeah.. no Dlc for Need for speed most wanted

  • Squid

    Wow! that’s way earlier than I thought.

  • Daniel Schwarz

    That would be incredible, if true. We were given a “Spring ’14” release window for Mario Kart 8 which could have meant it would be released as late as mid June, and we received nothing more specific than 2014 for a release window for Super Smash Bros. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is real.

  • Sean Reihani

    I hope this is as good as Project M.

  • Guest

    Hello!

  • IHateGameFans

    GameFansIsAJoke

  • MysticDude97

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Gladly.

      • MysticDude97

        Not you.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          ffffffffffffff

  • Nookling

    I really don’t believe it. I hope it’s wrong actually. It has only been in development for so long and I want it to be a huge game with a ton of trophies, game modes, cut scenes etc. I won’t mind waiting another 6 months. Especially if it means 5 more characters added. They could do that in 6 months easy. Polishing of the game too and making sure everything runs real snooth

    • AceRuby

      It would of have been two years since it started development that’s more then enough time given to the development of the game. Brawl was about the same time frame as well it only got initially delayed because SEGA wanted Sonic in badly in the game and got approval from Nintendo to make it happen.

  • Seth S. Scott

    Although I would be INSANELY happy if this was true I find it really hard for a game like Smash bros to get leaked. yaneverknowthough I guess.

  • blaster man

    Zero interest in this game. I am not a fan of fighting games or brawlers. I have a feeling that the Wii U is going to be discontinued next year sometime. That said, I bought one anyway because it was cheap. I got the Zelda Wind Waker bundle for $225.

  • James Ernst

    No way in hell this game comes out in April.

  • Fruits

    These 2 games would have barely in development for 2 years, or less time than Mele and Brawl each.

    These games are coming out until sometime from November 2014 to say June 2015. Anyone saying otherwise is a fool.

  • Anthony K Aurelia

    I asked my manager about our “tentative” dates and he said if it had been April 1st that is normally a place holder date…so this could be the real thing. He’ll be happy to know it’s the 8th not 1st :-)

  • jjbredesen
  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    Yawn

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Maybe not shock, but still funny. Dont you think Smash Bros is at least entertaining? You could beat up Mario you know. One could think that would suit your interests. :)

  • Rinslowe

    I totally dig what your preaching! Yours is seriously the best entertainment this place has had since you closed down your other account, notknowinghowtogetitup or knowledgeiswhatsuppity or something.
    Loving it!, someone else buy that man a drink on me. Lol.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    What games do you consider the state of the art then?

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the best-selling fighting game of all time, and it almost outsold Melee and the original Super Smash Bros. combined. Impressive for a dying franchise isn’t it ?

    http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250568/top-10-in-sales-fighting-games/

  • Guest

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  • Jon

    yet you still have complaints about it an say that it lacks…. so how can you consider that state of the art with the flaws you claim it has.

  • Rinslowe

    Just the one?

  • NkoSekirei

    ignore him dude hes just a retarded troll with no life.

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    I know but it’s so tempting to prove those trolls wrong…

  • NkoSekirei

    u know wat be so hilarious is that truthteller gets his @$$ set on fire by the piranha plant and runs around screaming like a little girl looking for a pond to jump in.

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    Too bad this piranha plant only bites, but I guess that would do…

  • Jon

    oh right, I forgot state of the art means good graphics to you.

  • Rinslowe

    I love me some GTAV, a masterpiece of last gen technical perfection. But that “next gen fog” lol, I mean “atmospheric haze” is clearly clogging your spectacles! man.
    Dude you are awesome!

  • Rinslowe

    Make Wii U babies and multiply.
    :P

  • Jon

    I was talking about controllers?