It’s been a while since gamers have gotten any new roster information on the new Super Smash Bros. titles heading to the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS later this year. The last character confirmation came in the form of Diddy Kong back in February, and fans have been coasting along on a handful of Assist Trophy, moveset updates, and item reveals ever since. It’s only now that the lack of fighter updates throughout March makes a lot more sense, because Nintendo has confirmed that a Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct is en route.

Announced by franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai on the games’ official website, this presentation will be dedicated entirely to new information on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. This is a tantalizing subject for many fans of the crossover fighter, and the best part about is that the wait for a copious amount of new information is not at all a long one. According to the official Smash site, the worldwide stream will kick off at 3 p.m. PST on April 8, 2014.

Sakurai also posted on the MiiVerse Smash page, informing fans that Isabelle of Animal Crossing: New Leaf fame will be an Assist Trophy and that eager gamers will also be able to catch the Nintendo Direct on the Smash Bros. website — among other more traditional methods.

“Congratulations on your appearance Isabelle! I also have another important announcement. On 4/8, at 3 PM PST (8/4 11 PM UK time), we’ll be airing a Super Smash Bros. Direct!! There will be all kinds of info about the new Smash Bros. games on this simultaneous global stream that will be delivered “directly” to you, so don’t miss it! You’ll be able to watch the stream from the official site (”

Super Smash Bros Wii U 3DS Isabelle Assist Trophy

Since this Super Smash Bros. showcase is officially hitting on Tuesday, many gamers the world over are wondering what new information this Direct presentation will bring to light. New and returning fighters, stages, and items seem like a given, but there are a few major things that have only been briefly detailed to eager fight fans.

Chances are a release date (or at the very least a release month) will be announced, and that’s been an incredibly long time coming. The cutscene-less single-player campaign should finally have some light shed on it during the showcase. Another possible topic is the previously announced interactivity between the Wii U and 3DS versions of the new Super Smash Bros..

Despite being surrounded in mystery, it won’t be long until this new Nintendo Direct completely blows the lid off of Super Smash Bros., so stay tuned to Game Rant for more information as soon as it hits.

What do you think the special Nintendo Direct will reveal? What kind of features or additions are you hoping to see added to the new Super Smash Bros.?


Super Smash Bros. will be hitting the Wii U and 3DS at some point in 2014.

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Source: Nintendo Direct