'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' Getting a Nintendo Direct This Week

Super Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct

All is well for fans of Nintendo's most beloved fighting game franchise, Super Smash Bros.. The first ever portable iteration is still less than a month old and it was met with critical praise upon its arrival, meanwhile the release date for the Wii U version of the fan-favorite series was only just recently announced to arrive this November in North America. Yes, there's been a lot going on with the property recently, and that trend doesn't appear to be ceasing anytime soon.

Nintendo announced today that it will be hosting a special Nintendo Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. This showcase has been aptly titled the '50 Fact Extravaganza' on the official Smash Bros. website, so there should be a whole heap of new details to come from the event.

Those hoping to catch the Nintendo Direct stream as soon as it's live won't have to wait long either because it'll be airing later this week. Smash fans can now mark Thursday, October 23 at 3 pm PT on their calendar because that is when the presentation will kickoff.

It's likely that this Nintendo Direct will focus on the recently leaked modes that'll be making their debut in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Options like a Stage Builder, Challenge mode, and Board Game mode are all said to be exclusively available on Nintendo's home console version – at least according to the game's description as posted by the prominent online retailer Amazon.

Super Smash Bros Wii U New Game Mode

That said, 50 facts is a lot of content to be unveiling during a single event. Aside from exclusive stages and GameCube controller support, not too much is known about the Wii U iteration; that then, understandably, makes the premise of an entire Direct dedicated to pointing out other differences and enhancements all the more appealing.

Who knows, maybe fans will even be treated to some exclusive fighters if they pickup the Wii U entry. Gamers have already been informed that the Ice Climbers were playable and running in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at one point, so it's not out of the question.

Will you be tuning into this week's Super Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct? What do you expect to see during the presentation? Let us know in the comments!


Super Smash Bros. is currently available on the Nintendo 3DS and is scheduled to arrive on the Wii U on November 21, 2014.

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Source: Nintendo

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