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Super Smash Bros U wins “most wanted” award at GamesCom

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Nintendo showcased a bunch of Wii U and 3Ds games at GamesCom in Germany, and it’s no surprise that one of their most popular ones was Super Smash Bros U. In fact, the game received the “Most wanted consumer award” at the convention, showing just how much anticipation there is for the game.

GamesCom attendees were asked to name the one game that they want the most, and overall, it was Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS that beat out competing games — such as all those high-profile PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles.

See also: Nintendo showcases seven upcoming Wii U games in new trailer

Super Smash Bros U has been rumored for release in November, but that appears to be a guesstimate from one retailer. So far Nintendo has been pretty tight-lipped on the Super Smash Bros U release date announcement. Perhaps they’re waiting to see what Sony and Microsoft will do with their Fall lineups.

Super Smash Bros U is Nintendo’s biggest game to be released this Fall, so we’re not too surprised that Nintendo are keeping their cards close to their chest. Whenever the game is released, one thing is for sure: it will result in a spike in Wii U sales, just as Mario Kart 8 did earlier this year. Perhaps even more so.

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  • Zach

    Hey, could someone help me get back in contact with Wii U Daily?

    • Sdudyoy

      Go to More at the top and click contact.

      • Zach

        Yeah, I tired that but they didn’t respond. The first time I got in contact with them was by posting comments in discussions, so I am hoping this will work again.

        • Korv13

          I also try « contact » but it seems to lead to a black hole…

  • Sdudyoy

    Well, I know it’s my most wanted game of this year!

  • Jake

    I must say, there are really no games coming out beside Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta and Sunset Overdrive.

    But if Smash Bros were to release in 2015, it still would be the GREATEST.

    Super Smash bros for the WIN

    • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

      Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Fast Racing Neo and Sonic Boom….

      • Jake

        Captain Toad looks fun but it’s not a major game. Sonic Boom doesn’t look that good and Fast Racing Neo hasn’t even been shown.

        • Magnus

          Screenshots from Fast Racing Neo in september according to Shin’ens twitter.

          • Jake

            Well, to be fair, a game can’t really be awesome without any screenshots or footage.

          • Magnus

            Wont argue on that :)

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Oh yes it can. Starfox Wii U will be awesome and we only have that 1 leaked picture of it.

          • oontz

            Starfox Wii U will be awesome if they allow traditional control methods to be used, and don’t force the gamepad on us.

          • Rinslowe

            Unless gamepad integration improves the games mechanics. To be fair, it’s impossible to know either way right now…

          • oontz

            It’s only my opinion, based solely on the tech demo from E3.

          • Rinslowe

            Yeah which is why I said impossible to really know. Having nothing to really go on from the tech demo at E3. Unless you consider a few words and a blurred out screen more substantial than it is.
            And that wasn’t a challenge to you having an opinion…

      • greengecko007

        Fast Racing Neo is vaporware at this point. A game with crazy amazing graphics (that we haven’t actually seen) supposedly in development for the Wii U.

        • oontz

          “Fast Racing Neo is vaporware at this point”

          Agreed, we haven’t heard or seen anything in a long time.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            So? We went a year without anything on Yoshi’s Woolly World, and we have gone longer with Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei. Dev’s show a game when they feel it’s ready, it could be 30 years in the making before a dev shows a game, that means nothing. Still don’t know what “vaporware” means.

          • oontz

            vaporware (noun)

            1. Computer Slang. a product, especially software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Oh, like Half Life 3 and The Last Guardian lol. this is Nintendo though, so vaporware almost doesn’t exist.

          • oontz

            But it’s not Nintendo. It’s Shin’en. Further more there have been many announced Nintendo games over the years that were never produced through to retail.

          • Rinslowe

            This is true, but Shin’en have never been one to do so. Until recently, they had made games almost exclusively on Nintendo hardware. And there are no genuine reasons to believe that due to expanding their platform reach, that they would no longer release games already revealed. Basically there’s no evidence to really back up FRN as being “vaporware”. But I don’t see any issues in calling it that right now either.

            The proof is in the pudding and we’re all still hungry…

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            Shin’en is Nintendo only, so saying Nintendo, works. And Nintendo hasnt done a game that never saw light in quite a long long time.

          • oontz

            “Shin’en is Nintendo only, so saying Nintendo, works.”

            No it doesn’t. They aren’t Nintendo because they aren’t Nintendo. They are a 3rd party developer that releases games on Nintendo platforms. Nintendo doesn’t own them or make/approve their decisions.

          • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

            No, my point is Shin’en only does games on Nintendo and their track record shows nothing but impressive.

          • Rinslowe

            Shin’en hinted a while back that they are now making a game for PS4 – most likely.

            http://playeressence.com/shinen-hints-they-might-be-working-on-the-ps4/

            They usually won’t troll this obviously, so no reason to doubt it’s happening, unless it isn’t…

        • Magnus

          Because its F-Zero now… Nah, but really. Shin’en said on Twitter we will get screenshots this september.

        • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

          We will get to see Fast Racing Neo next month. And have you seen Shin’en’s work? Always top notch. Not sure what Vaporware means. And we have seen a smidge of the game. The initial picture, that car is in real engine thats what the cars will look like. Gotta have faith and patience.

          • Rinslowe

            True. But they’re showing only screens, according to them. They may surprise and show actual gameplay footage. But impossible to know, as they’ve communicated otherwise..

        • Rinslowe

          True, at least until Shin’en releases some actual footage. To make matters even worse, a few weeks ago they had confirmed screens will be shown to the public in September. Lol. But people really just want to see the game in action. Showing screenshots is hardly saying “we’re working really hard on this game” right now. And of course after so long since the titles reveal. Looks like this mystery shooter for PS4 they’re working on is taking precedence. But that’s just speculation of course.

    • Brandon

      Surely its one of the great games coming in 2014, but if it were to release in 2015 it would not be the greatest.

      • Jake

        your right, Zelda would be the greatest.

        • Brandon

          One of the greatest.

    • Gootube Suck Ass

      Super MAD Bros.

  • ActivesiN

    nothing can stop smash, it will crush all competition

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      it will smash the competition!!

  • mojack411

    Nintendo is trying to kill me by releasing Pokemon and Smash in the same month.

    • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

      Smash Bros Wii U coming November? Says who? I doubt it. Try December.

      • 504HotBoy

        It will be November. Around the same time they released Super Mario 3D World last year, a week before Black Friday. My guess is Nov 21st in the U.S.

        • greengecko007

          I’d love for the game to be out in November, but December seems more realistic. The Nintendo Direct dedicated to Smash panned it as Winter 2014, which begins in December. The official website, and more recent reports, are now putting it as Holiday 2014, but Thanksgiving and Black Friday are traditions in the US. There’s also the fact that the 3DS version was delayed to October. Would they really only have the games a month apart?

          • 504HotBoy

            It’s more beneficial to them to release it in the month of November in the U.S. at least within the last 2 weeks. As most U.S. shoppers begin their Christmas shopping around the end of November all the way to mid December. A lot of gifts are bought on Black Friday. They would want to take advantage of those shoppers. They released their last big games last year around the same time. Most of their big titles have made November releases. So it’s a strong possibility that it will be out by Nov. 21st. Winter 2014 & Holiday 2014 is just place holder release windows, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will release then, as this has been proven time and time again with releases in the past.

          • Amechi Green

            Do you have SmashBoards or NNID?

          • 504HotBoy

            I have NNID.

          • Amechi Green

            Hey, I know I’m late on the reply, but mine is xxELITEALICExx please add me.

          • 504HotBoy

            Just added you. Sorry took so long. Been real busy lately. finally had time.

          • greengecko007

            Of course it would be beneficial for them to release it before Thanksgiving, but whether or not the game is actually ready then, and if it actually releases, is another topic completely. It would have been beneficial for Nintendo to have more quality titles ready during the Wii U launch, yet they didn’t, because they weren’t ready.

            Again, I’d love for Smash to come out in November. I’d love to be wrong, but I don’t see that happening right now. The words of a corporate spokesperson not involved in development means almost nothing to me.

          • Amechi Green

            It has actually been changed from Winter 2014 to Holiday 2014 Winter being dead in December, and Holiday being both November and December. Not only this, but gamexplain interviewed a Nintendo rep and they said they wanted to get Smash for Wii U out by Black Friday. Doing so on November 21st is right before that and mostly everyone gets their Christmas gifts on Black Friday.

          • 504HotBoy

            Exactly and Nintendo knows this. They’re not stupid. Look at their past big releases and you’ll see a pattern and these games also had winter and holiday release windows but was shipped the week right before Black Friday.

          • greengecko007

            “Wanted to”, and that representative was also not a developer. Gamexplain interviewed Charlie Scibetta, who is the Senior Director of Corporate Communications. If Sakurai came out and said they were trying there hardest to get it out in November I would have a lot more faith.

          • Fred

            Mario 3D World was originally scheduled for December 2013, but it came out in November. Nintendo’s dates are always fluid

      • JuleyJules

        As was the case with Super Mario 3D World it will most likely be around November 21st-ish right before Black Friday in the US/Canada. Black Friday in the US is THE biggest shopping time in the US so big games come out just before it – Dragon Age Inquisition, COD, Assassin’s Creed and very like Super Smash Bros 4 – as there will be deals and people will be out buying for Christmas! It will also be the same for Amiibo to get people excited for both just as people get their wish lists ready for Christmas.

      • mojack411

        Whoa whoa whoa lets back up here. Can’t reply to everyone in the pyramid now so this will do. This was a mistake on my part. First of all I was referring to the 3DS version of Smash coming out in October. Second, I thought Pokemon was coming out in October also but I was wrong. Sorry for the miscommunication.

  • CydeFxt

    I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT =D

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  • bistricky

    This is big news.
    The “Most Wanted Game: Consumer Award” is the key award IMO at Gamescom (all awards are for games that haven’t yet been released).

    Hundreds of thousands of Gamers attended Gamescom 2014 …. and they definitely knew that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is guaranteed to be a great and fun game.
    :D

    • Big_Dean

      smash bros never fails to entertain. so many good times. my friends are all talking about smashing it on the wii u. all we need is the day to get it.

      • Von

        I really would have buy Watch_dogs for Wii U only when it was released as the same time with the other consoles because it’s better than the other consoles IN MY OPINION. Why? Cause off-tv screen play, dual screen integration, miiverse integration, and ofcourse free online. The graphics on Wii U would also be at mid level. But now seeing Ubisoft not caring for wii u that much. I feel like meh buying it already. Even more when i saw the negative reviews of that game. I waited long already, atleast ill be playing smash bros, bayonetta 2, and xenoblade chronicles x.

    • Fred

      Hopefully all those people that voted for it will be buying a Wii U soon.
      Also, hopefully Nintendo sees the excitement and has their online adequately prepared because if the day 1 buyers have a bad online experience everyone will know about it and even if they fix it…it’ll be too late and they’ll lose a significant number of sales.

      • BL4CKSH33P

        People really play smashbros online that often? I feel like it is tailored to local multiplayer. People with friends usually play with them. I don’t think anyone is getting the game, going home, and then playing online. The game is likely to sell at near full potential without online at all.

        • Fred

          I’m not an online player much, but most of my buddies are probably going to go straight to online. Just like they do with COD

      • Nabecoat

        I feel like the majority of players are going to be playing offline for the first several days, unlocking characters and stages before taking the fight online. So hopefully Nintendo will have some time to benchmark and make improvements as needed.

      • Timothy Mercier

        I had that problem with MK 8, didnt work well for about a week. I still get kicked once in a blue moon, but its not EVERY race.

  • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

    Smash bundle has to be done.

    • D.M.T

      Why? Those who dont own a Wii U yet will buy one to play Smash whether there’s a bundle or not.

      • oontz

        But it would make the decision to buy one a no brainer if everything was in one box.

    • mr aggin

      Hey yuma I bet you a dollar season 1 joey would god stomp you at a duel ;)

  • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

    What’s funny is Nintendo wasn’t even at Gamescom…

  • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

    This is probably the only “over-hyped” game that will actually LIVE UP to the hype.
    Screw you, Watch_Dogs and Titanfall.

    • CydeFxt

      LMFAO Watchdogs was nothing but hype.

      • oontz

        Watchdogs is actually a pretty good game. It’s a pitty it didn’t release on wiiu at the same time, I’m sure many wiiu owners would have picked it up. That number of potential buyers is slowly disappearing the longer they wait.

        • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

          Personally, I played Watch_Dogs on PC. It was an OKAY game. The game definetly didn’t live up to the hype. AT ALL.

          • oontz

            Not sure what type of game you were expecting. The experience is exactly what was promised. A 3rd person open world shooter with hacking. As for it being Ubisoft’s first attempt at an open world, they did quite well.

          • Big_Dean

            about a week ago I saw on the web that watch dogs; day 1 for the wii u was being released on n ovember 11 but now I cant find it. still waiting to play it because I don’t have a ps4 or xbone

          • Daniel Golightly

            This is not Ubisoft’s first attempt at Open World… Assassins Creed anyone?

          • oontz

            I meant in the context of the actual game, like GTA.

          • 504HotBoy

            I agree, I have the PS4 version. It was fun, but repetitive as hell. I thought the hacking feature was cool. But if you played games like Grand Theft Auto, Sleeping Dogs, etc., you’re pretty much playing the same game here.

          • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

            OBVIOUSLY, Watch_Dogs just EXPANDS on the Phone concept from Grand Theft Auto V.

        • Rinslowe

          It was solid. I won’t bother with a Wii U version now though, probably. Had it released at the same time, I would have bought it just out of curiosity for the gamepad integration. Which still has me interested (if it ever releases), but it depends now – If I feel like revisiting the game at the time of release…

          • 504HotBoy

            Yeah since I have and played through the PS4 version. I have no interest in picking up the Wii U version. Even with the added Gamepad features. Watch Dogs was fun, but it was also repetitive and I don’t see my self wanting to play through it again.

        • xTrucho3

          I know I will pick up Watch Dogs, I just want an official release date by Ubisoft though so I can sort out my money in time

      • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

        True.

    • PlayStation4Life12345

      Agree.
      Super Smash Bro 4 deserve everything!

    • FutureFox

      Prematurely adding Project CARS to that list. Those bastards…

    • Merry_Blind

      Well it isn’t “over”hyped then now is it? ;)

    • Fred

      It will only live up to the hype if Nintendo has their online system ready for the HUGE jump in usage!!! If they’re not ready it’ll disappoint TONS of people

    • BL4CKSH33P

      Titsnfall lived up to the hype my friend… It just died quickly because the content was sweet but far from plentiful. But watchdogs dissspointed the hell out of me, as did black flag.

      • Gootube Suck Ass

        Agree.

      • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

        Your opinion, my friend.

  • Ian Settlemyer

    I hope that all of Brawl’s playable characters make it in.

    • crocodileman94

      You mean minus Ivysaur and Squirtle?

      • MoodyG355

        And ROB… and Snake… and, even though I want him back in, probably Lucas.

        • Ian Settlemyer

          Who cares? They’re going to put in at least almost all the veterans.

  • Gustaf Molin

    Smash Bros for Wii U will be released November 21th (or 28th). Mark my words. The Big N can’t afford to miss Black Friday and the forthcoming X-mas.

    • http://gameknights-uk.blogspot.co.uk/ abe

      Amazon Uk has the gamecube styled pads available for preorder for 16th november

    • A – Kuma

      well they did say “holiday”…

  • MHeinz

    I’m almost certain smash will be released a few days b4 Black Friday

    • FutureFox

      Same as SM3DW last year, no doubt.

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    • Prizm

      That Wily Castle just makes me want MM2 in HD.

    • uPadWatcher

      That super fighting robot…

  • Epicstuf

    PS4 and Xbone are going to get their asses whipped when this game releases.

    • oontz

      “their” not “there”

      • Epicstuf

        Edited.

    • Stephen Severino

      Unfortunately, no. The Wii U will get a sales spike from Smash Brothers, but it has never come close to the monthly sales of the PS4.

      • Epicstuf

        Don’t ruin the moment!

      • A – Kuma

        “but it has never come close to the monthly sales of the PS4 in america”
        fixed.

        • Gootube Suck Ass

          Worldwide actually :P. Only in Japan they got out sold by the Wii U. the up-coming weekly sales will be even better since Hyrule Warriors just come out over there!
          the 3DS is dominated in every countries tho XD.

  • Prizm

    In other related news, Nintendo is limiting the stock of Smash Bros U in order to create more demand for the game XD

  • oontz

    I’ve never been interested in this game, but I can appreciate its rabid fan base. I hope it helps continue the wiiu’s upward sales trend when it releases. Nintendo should do a bundle with the new gamecube adapter and a gamecube controller. If there are that many hardcore smashbro fans still sitting on the fence a proper bundle is a no brainer.

    • Officer Raichu

      like with a wii u or just the 3(gc adaptor and controller and game)?

      • oontz

        The wiiu, game, and gamecube controller with the adapter.

      • Officer Raichu

        well they would lose money on it if hey kept it under 400 but if you just do the game wii u should work(and maybe a discount on gcn dadaptor and controller or something

    • keithmaxx

      appreciate ‘its’, not ‘it’s’

    • Rinslowe

      I think that bundle you’re talking about should definitely be an option. In fact it would be kind of criminal if it wasn’t, imo. Even those that aren’t “pro players” could still get in on the hype of “feeling” the part…

    • A – Kuma

      there already is a bundle. has the adapter, a GC controller with the smash symbol on it, and the game itself.

      • oontz

        I meant with the system also.

        • A – Kuma

          i would say that’s a great idea, but at the same time a lot of people got a wii u in anticipation of smash bros.

          • oontz

            That same logic can be applied to every bundle nintendo has done yet with the wiiu. It doesn’t change the fact that it would help create more sales when Smash Bros releases.

          • A – Kuma

            the hype and anticipation for super smash bros. is leagues above any other game nintendo has released so far on wii u, so no not quite.
            It definitely could help create more sales, i just feel for the people who might get burned by that in the process.

  • Rinslowe

    I’m not ready to make any predictions on exactly how many copies Smash sells or units, but it looks promising. I do think that Mario Kart 8 bundles will see a surge during the holiday season as well. So between the two, Wii U should be continuing that improvement since Kart released. All that aside though, I’m hanging out for Xenoblade Chronicles X more than any title between now and then on the platform. With Zelda releasing sometime after, it’ll be a really decent year in action RPG’s for the platform. And Splatoon should scratch that Wii U online itch too…

  • PlayStation4Life12345

    Awesome.

  • Gust

    Not really much of a surprise this is smash bros

  • disqus_QNIAqtNpHo

    still my fav game series of all time way to go sakurai u deserve it:D

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    ALL HAIL SMASH BROS.

  • sonicsony01

    super smash bros u???? XD what a shitty name ! ! ALL STAR BATTLE IS FOR TRUE HARDCORE GAMERS LIKE ME!!!!! adwanced warfare is not even coming to kid console wiifuckU!! haha losers. what are you getti n? this shit and gay zelda and some dinosaur sauc kiddy yoshi HAhahA!!! we are getting gtav, dead island 2, cod, anf many more! kids… nintendo is dead :-]

    and watch doga for life. Smash sucks

    • Vile-Okami

    • A – Kuma

      it’s literally called Super Smash Bros., depending on which version you get the sub-title is For 3DS or For Wii U. “All Star Battle” is a ripoff. advanced warfare = titanfall. your opinion is not fact. gtav(again), dead island 2(pfft), cod(again), and many more(of the same shit you’ve already played masked as something else). nintendo is still very much alive.

      “watch doga” is not a game. obviously you’re a minority in that opinion.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Don’t feed the troll. Trolls don’t listen to logic.

    • Deadpool U

      ….What’s wrong with you?

    • CydeFxt

      LMAO! My God…….where did you learn how to put sentences together?

    • http://www.instagram.com/flip1982 Flip

      ‘Watch doga’ sounds weird, lets hope it doesn’t involve dodgy meetings in car parks in the woods…

    • oontz

      Please be joking… there are solid games on all platforms right now… including Wiiu.

    • Guest

      You piece of fuck go away.
      Your Disqus profile ranks first in idiocy.

    • Shootdatrupee!…
    • Timothy Mercier

      your an idiot, you cant even spell. other then that im not gonna take the time to respond to your pigheaded comment. good day sir.

  • CydeFxt

    Smash Bros….Not The Order 1886, not Uncharted 4, not Assassins Creed
    of any kind, not Sunset Overdrive, not Halo, not Battlefailed: Hardline,
    hell not even Destiny! Super Smash Bros.

    • oontz

      If SmashBros makes you THAT happy cool. I’d prefer every other title you mentioned over Smash Bros. Halo MasterChief Collection might make me buy an XB1.

      • CydeFxt

        There’s nothing wrong with the other titles……except for maybe Battlefield. But hey if Halo makes YOU that happy, then that’s awesome dude and i’m happy for you, honestly am.

    • Timothy Mercier

      Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4….

  • oh no

    Wii u kicks ass….

  • Alex

    Doesn’t really surprise me. I mean come on, Its Smash Bros :D!

  • MuffinDerp

    If They release a Wii U Bundle that contains Smash Bros (Wii u(Duh)), the Gamecube adapter and a Gamecube controller, Nintendo will pretty much win this generation 4 years before it ends >_>

    • oontz

      Wishful thinking never hurt anyone I suppose.

      • Petri

        Sure seems to generate some degree of butthurt.

        • oontz

          “Sure seems to generate some degree of butthurt.”

          Yes, especially when those grand wishes don’t come true.

      • Merry_Blind

        Well at least there will be a Smash + GC Adapter + GC Controller bundle.

    • J_Joestar

      “Win” might be a bit much, but it could possibly solidify a 2nd place position.

  • Gootube Suck Ass

    I think that Japan need to focus more on the Console division. In the past 5 years, non of their console games ( except for Nintendo ) had made a Great game enough that can challenged to the Western blockbusters. What happened Japan ?
    Consoles sales were and still are horrible in Japan, people moving to smartphone, handheld, Nintendo lost money, and now Capcom bankrupt!
    I think 5 or 6 years from now, Japanese game companies will probably stop making games on console :(. And eventually, all of the game companies will declare bankrupt and the Chinese will take over XD.
    A “Chingtendo” or “So-lee” would be something ….
    LOLLOLOLLOLOLOL
    But seriously, Japan game industry is shrinking pretty bad.

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      The whole console market seems to be shrinking at any rate. And Capcom ain’t bankrupt.
      And in fact your whole comment is a load of bull why am I trying.

  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/toastedmoose/ SpareChnge

    Has anyone been wanting Hyrule Warriors a little bit more than Smash Bros?

    • Merry_Blind

      BLASPHEMY!!!

  • BL4CKSH33P

    We got ourselves a system seller huh. Now Sony just needs games to fuel that large ass fan base. I bought every single console day1. And had no expectations for xboxone… And yet they are the only ones to not dissapoint me… But Nintendo’s e3 blew me away and I new it would be number one this gen after that haha.