The Wii U is still on track to launch later this year, and gamers still know little to nothing about it. Sure, President of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime has assured the curious masses that more Wii U information will be released throughout the year, but we likely won’t know what to expect from the new console’s launch lineup until E3 2012.

Many gamers likely have a wish list detailing which games they’d love to see launch alongside the Wii U, and it seems they can now officially cross a new Super Smash Bros. game off of it.

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has once again confirmed that the next Smash Bros. “may take a while.” Gaming mag Nintendo Power recently got a chance to chat with Sakurai, and they attempted to squeeze some more information out of the developer about the next set of Smash games. All they got was disappointment as his words were far from encouraging for fans waiting with baited breath for a 2012 release. Still, Sakurai assured them that their “patience will be rewarded.”

“I can’t really say anything until things settle down with Kid Icarus. …And a lot of it will depend on the team that I end up assembling for Smash Bros. It may take a while, but I think your patience will be rewarded.”

Nintendo originally announced that brand new Smash Bros. titles would be coming to both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS during their press conference at E3 2011. Since then, there’s been absolutely no information released about either, with the most exciting information revealed thus far being alleged documents with information regarding a game called Super Smash Bros. Universe. Still, when faced with the alternative of nothing, rumors certainly have a nice appeal.

With development nearing completion on Sakurai’s latest 3DS game, Kid Icarus: Uprising, both Smash Bros. games can’t be that far away. Who knows, maybe Nintendo will shock everyone with a last minute teaser trailer during E3 2012.

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Source: Nintendo Everything

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