Nintendo has released some SHOCKING information regarding the new Super Smash Bros. game. As you already know, the Wii U version of Super Smash has been moved forward to a November 21st release date. And let me tell you- this is good news.
The new Pokémon games AND Super Smash for the Wii U are scheduled to release on the same day, November 21, so you may want to take a quick trip to the bank. These games are right around the corner. But Nintendo gave us a little teaser about the new Super Smash.
First off, the Wii U version of Smash will include one of my favorite parts of the Super Smash Bros. series: Stage Builder. I was super bummed when I discovered that the 3DS version was lacking this function. Because I’ll admit that I love making stages. Granted, they aren’t the best for battling… but boy, they are fun to make. In Brawl, I got to not only build my own battlefield, but I got to choose the accompanying music. And holy crap, Brawl had a lot of music to choose from. The 3DS version was lacking in this category too. But as Nintendo has revealed, the Wii U version will have 3 TIMES the amount of music that of the 3DS version.
However, one item was revealed that excited me to no end. As I type these words, I’m shaking from anticipation. If you are a proud owner of both the 3DS and the Wii U version, you will have access to… wait for it… you will have access to the playable character Mewtwo! OH MY GOODNESS. Mewtwo was the coolest character in Melee. He may not have been the fastest or the strongest character, but when Mewtwo threw Mario to the ground and then WHACKED him with his purple tail, I fell in love. Mewtwo was, in my eyes, the coolest character in Super Smash. And ever since Lucario took Mewtwo’s place in the roster, I’ve been a bit heartbroken. But now, he’s back. And his existence gives people incentive to buy both the console and the portable versions. I mean, come on. MEWTWO.
And the newest addition to the Wii U version is the recently announced 8-person battle. Yes, you read that correctly. On the Wii U version, you will be able to battle with 8 people at a time. I know what you’re thinking: the maps aren’t big enough to support an 8-person battle. Worry not, my readers. Maps will now have a larger option. Let me explain. You can either choose to play on the traditional 4-person-sized map OR you can play on a larger 8-person-sized map. This way, you can still enjoy Super Smash Bros. even if you have more than 3 friends. Thanks, Nintendo.
It seems like Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was just a teaser, a glorified demo of the seemingly superior Wii U variation. The Wii U version appears to be better in every conceivable way: Stage Builder, the addition of Mewtwo, expanded music library, 8-person battles. The list goes on. The graphics will be outstanding. And, the best part of all, the Wii U version will be compatible with GAMECUBE controllers. Nintendo is pulling out all the stops for this one. And somehow, they’ve found a way to make me buy both 3DS AND Wii U versions. I already have it pre-ordered.