‘Super Smash Bros.’ & ‘Mario Kart 8′ Hitting Wii U This Spring?

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Super Smash Bros Mario Kart 8 Wii U Spring Release

As consumers continue to march towards the Holiday season, there’s no question that some gamers will find themselves with a shiny new Wii U by the time January rolls around. While games like Super Mario 3D World make picking up the console all the more tantalizing for fans, Nintendo has a few more blockbuster products scheduled to hit in 2014 that are sure to grab the attention of gamers.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 are the two most anticipated games coming exclusively to the Wii U in 2014, but critics and fans alike aren’t quite sure when these games will be coming to the struggling console. Now gamers may have a better idea of the internal release window that the Big N has for the pair of titles, courtesy of Nintendo’s German General Manager Bernd Fakesch.

During an interview between Fakesch and German publication Neckar-Chronik, it was revealed that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 are both scheduled to release in Spring 2014.

“For next spring two more big license games are also announced for our TV console with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.”

Bernd Fakesch would be one of the few people at Ninty that knows when these games will be hitting retailers, but his information may not be spot-on in this particular circumstance. With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now scheduled to launch this February, Nintendo will still need at least one major release to land within Spring 2014. Whether or not that’s Mario Kart 8 or Smash Bros. is up for debate, but since critics have actually had hands-on time with the former during various events it’s likely that the eighth Mario Kart installment will hit its rumored April release.

If Super Smash Bros. for Wii U does indeed land sometime between March and May then that doesn’t necessarily mean that the 3DS version will also be releasing within the same time period. With brand new information regarding the two fighting games hitting every day via the official Smash Bros. website, the latest being Skull Kid’s inclusion as an Assist Trophy, it’s entirely possible that fans will be entering the fray sooner rather than later.

Do you think Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. will both be hitting the Wii U this Spring? Which of the two are you most looking forward to, Ranters?

Follow Riley on Twitter @TheRileyLittle for more updates on Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8.

Source: Neckar-Chronik & NeoGaf (via GoNintendo)

TAGS: Mario Kart, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Wii U

  • Levi and A.J.

    who cares about these anymore

    • fizzystrings

      Most likely the millions of people that buy them every generation.

  • Batman

    I thought Smash Bros wasn’t coming until winter 2014, or even later? Hopefully this isn’t true. As much as I love smash bros, having it be rushed would be horrible.

    • fizzystrings

      It is coming out in 2014, my guess would be the fall.

    • http://gamerant.com Riley Little

      I can’t imagine it’ll be hitting this Spring — largely because it has never been playable to the press or public whatsoever. After this April, the game will have been in development for two years, but it’s not hard to imagine that DLC will play a major factor after release as well, so they can continuously add to the game. Nintendo stands to make a lot of cash by creating additional characters, stages, items, and more post-launch.

      But I do agree. Nintendo should take its time with it, but it all comes down to whether or not it can afford to keep it in development for too long. This is one of Ninty’s games that has the power to reverse the current fortunes of the Wii U.

  • G

    Great to see Nintendo taking risks on new and original IPs.

    • ghost

      I see what you did there.

  • ray

    wait till the new Zelda game is released for the wii u, the way the more realistic Link looks will surely have gamers go nuts, thues boosting up sales for the wii u

    • patrick

      realistic link sucks people want animated whimsy

  • blueknight

    hmmm. I’m not sure how far they’ve got into production, but so far it doesn’t look appealing to casual and some hard gamers