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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Arrives November 21 In North America

by Mike Futter on Oct 07, 2014 at 01:39 AM

Nintendo has announced that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will make the promised holiday 2014 release. The company has announced a November 21 release date in North America. Nintendo Europe has lined the game up for a December 5 release in that territory.

The first wave of Amiibos (Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, Marth) will arrive on the same day. A second wave of Amiibos, including Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Pit, Captain Falcon, and Little Mac will be along on December 19 in Europe and sometime that month in North America.

Nintendo has also announced that the Gamecube controller ($29.99) will launch alongside Super Smash Bros. The game will also be available in a bundle with the a Gamecube controller and an adapter that allows players to use legacy gamepads ($99.99). The adapter will be sold separately for $19.99. Europe is getting a bundle that combines the game with a Mario Amiibo.

 

Our Take
I didn’t think Nintendo was going to make it for 2014, and I’m glad to have been wrong. Getting the title out before Black Friday is a huge victory and with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. on the shelves (along with the first wave of Amiibos), things are looking better for Nintendo this holiday.