Super Smash Bros. fans get your schedule out. Nintendo will be airing a special Nintendo Direct focused entirely on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS on April 8, starting at 3PM PDT/6PM EDT. I wish I could tease it out a little bit more and say, "Oh, they're teasing a character reveal," or, "They've mentioned a potential release date announcement," but nope. Sorry. At least for now nothing has been teased.
That doesn't mean that us Super Smash Bros. nerds can't make a few assumptions, right? It's got to be a release date announcement. I just can't see Nintendo doing a whole Nintendo Direct event focused on the game without giving us a date at this point in time. After all, with Mario Kart 8's release coming up at the end of May, Nintendo's got to fill the ret of the year.
Sure, we can expect a character reveal too, or maybe two? Then maybe Nintendo will show off some of their other games for the next month or two. Can anyone imagine a scenario where they tune into this Nintendo Direct and there isn't a Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS release date announcement though? There might be a riot on the streets if they left it hanging.
Oh! Sudden epiphany! How did I not think about it before? Another announcement that could be just as big as the release date -- the final title of the game! It'd be nice not to have to refer to the games by their console. I'd probably still prefer the release date, but a final title would be pretty cool.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS are planned for release later this year. By now, I think it's safe to expect a November holiday launch, but maybe Nintendo will surprise us. Expect all the details hopefully revealed during the Super Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct event starting April 8 at 3PM PDT/6PM EDT/11PM GMT. Or we take to the streets and light some fires. Expect a liveblog, followed by news throughout the day, as usual.