The wait is almost over! Nintendo has confirmed Super Smash Bros for WiiU will launch in North America on November 21st, 2014.
This news comes via a press release which also details the success of Super Smash Bros for 3DS. In less than a week of North American sales, Super Smash Bros for 3DS has already sold over a whopping 2.8 million copies with no signs of slowing down. Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager states “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide” which makes this one of the fastest selling Nintendo 3DS products of all time.
Super Smash Bros for WiiU will also launch alongside the special edition Gamecube controller & Gamecube adapter as announced at E3 this year. The Gamecube adapter allows you to play select WiiU titles including Super Smash Bros for WiiU with up to 4 Nintendo Gamecube controller’s and will retail separately for $19.99.
The Gamecube adapter will support any Gamecube controller, whether be first or third-party and will even support Nintendo’s official wireless Wavebird controllers which were made available back in 2001. Additionally, Nintendo will also release a Gamecube controller with the Super Smash Bros insignia on it for $29.99 on November 21st.
If you are a seasoned veteran of the game, you may also be interested in the Super Smash Bros for WiiU bundle which includes one Gamecube controller, the Gamecube adapter and a copy of the game for $99.99. In the U.S. these will be available at many retailers including Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon. In Canada, these will only be available through Canadian retailer EBGames.
3DS owners rejoice! Super Smash Bros for 3DS is now available at retail shelves and online via the Nintendo e-shop. Once purchased, make sure you register your copy over at Club Nintendo to opt-in to receive the games soundtrack on disc.
This new iteration of Smash Bros brings a variety of characters both new and old to the fight such as Pacman, Megaman, Mario and Sonic along with a few other surprises which we will detail in our upcoming review. We have been playing this title for a couple days now, so stay tuned to Gamingbits.com for our review coverage of Super Smash Bros for 3DS.
Keep note, once you pick up your game, make sure you update it to the latest version ’1.0.2′ in order to play online.
UPDATE: Nintendo has announced via press release that the red Super Smash Bros 3DSXL (Shown above) will be exclusive to EBGames and Gamestop while a blue version of the same 3DSXL will be exclusive to Futureshop and Best Buy. This means that the handhelds will launch in Canadian markets as well.
Original: Nintendo and Gamestop have partnered up to bring three new 3DSXL designs to the North American Gamestop stores. Nintendo announced at the Gamestop Expo today that the European exclusive Super Smash Bros 3DSXL will make its ways overseas next week and will launch on September 19th, 2014.
Nintendo also revealed that a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) themed 3DSXL and a Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3DSXL will be made available later this year as well. The NES-styled 3DSXL will be released on October 10th, 2014 and the Persona 3DSXL will launch on November 25th, 2014. Unfortunately, the Super Smash Bros and Persona 3DS’s will not include their respective games.
All three handhelds will retail for $200 at Gamestop Locations across the US and is available for preorder starting today. There is currently no word on if these handhelds will retail in EBGames locations throughout Canada.
In celebration of it’s 100 millionth trade milestone via the Global Trade Station, the special edition Vivillon as seen above will be available for anyone with a copy of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y.
Players will receive the Fancy Patterned Vivillon by selecting the Mystery Gift option from within the game via the Nintendo network. This is the only time that this special edition Vivillon will be available so Nintendo urges you to act fast in order to secure it!
Nintendo has announced via press release that a new Pokemon concert titled Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will be premiering in Washington, DC in the coming months. Brought to you by the same creative directors who brought The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses to life last year, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions plans to deliver an entertainment experience for both old and new fans of the series.
Nintendo plans to bring the whole Pokemon experience together in concert format both in visuals and sound. The Pokemon games planned to be included in this concert include:
- Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow
- Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal
- Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald
- Pokemon Diamond, Peral & Platinum
- Pokemon White & Black
- Pokemon X & Y
J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International said,“The concert series serves as a thank-you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories. We’re looking forward to seeing fans of all ages meeting up and enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”
Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC which are currently available for purchase over at Ticketmaster.com. For more details regarding this event, including future show dates and information, please visit PokemonSymphony.com.