So Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is coming in 2014… and yes that is the official title of each game. Apparently Nintendo is running out of words to tack on the end of each game so “Wii U” and “3DS” will have to do. I would have liked to see something like “Showdown” or something like a word, but “Wii U” and “3DS” it is.
Coming off a fun-filled announcement trailer for Super Smash Bros. at E3, it has been announced that Mega Man, the Villager (from Animal Crossing), and Wii Fit Trainer are characters announced so far. On top of that news, it was also announced that Super Smash Bros. will have a single player campaign which is similar to the Subspace Emissary from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Also, Nintendo at this current moment does not have any plans to release DLC for each title. They state there will be ample content from the beginning and new DLC should not be required. I do like the sound of that and Nintendo hasn’t completely ruled out DLC that “adds to the experience” down the line.
In other news, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will not have cross-platform play. Because both games feature different stages, they will not be able to talk to each other properly. However, customizable characters will be transferable between the two versions. The character customization involve costumes or unlocks from completing tasks and hasn’t been completely detailed at this point.
My only hope is that the online multiplayer for both games will be leagues above what was in Super Smash Bros. Brawl… is that not too much to ask? A little co-op based stuff would be fun as well. Here’s an idea for you Nintendo, customizable skill choices for each characters. Give Mega Man about 10 powers and let you choose which ones map to what buttons (4 max of course). It would be cool to see what strategic combinations come out and it would really keep the game fresh for years to come… as long as it is BALANCED of course.