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Possible ‘Super Smash Bros. 4’ Wii U release date leak, new character detailed

Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. 4
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission.

A potential release date for Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U may have been leaked by a retailer; meanwhile Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a new character and stage for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. According to an article by GameSpot from Aug. 13, a new returning character has been announced and partly detailed for Super Smash Bros. 4. Furthermore, an international retailer has begun to advertise a possible release date for the Wii U version of the title.

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, has taken to Miiverse to announce and detail a new returning character for Super Smash Bros. 4. Fans of Meta Knight will be pleased to learn that the skillful swordsman is back and ready for action with a few new tricks up his sleeve. Meta Knight has received an upgrade of sorts as his Up Special Move – Shuttle Loop – has been changed quite a bit for Super Smash Bros. 4. The glide has been removed, and now the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. These changes make Shuttle Loop and highly technical, yet effective move.

In addition to confirming Meta Knight, Sakurai also confirmed that Battleship Halberd will be available as a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. 4. Based on the screenshots provided by Sakurai on Miiverse, the stage looks to be the same as it was in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Nintendo has previously confirmed that Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U will see release during the Holiday season. This vague release window leaves some to fear the title will be delayed into early 2015. If a listing by UK retailer HMV is to be believed, a Nov. release date may occur. HMV has started to advertise a Nov. 28 release date for the UK. We previously reported that other retailers have listed early Nov. release dates for the title. Given the title’s placement as the Wii U’s big title for the holidays, a Nov. release date certainly seems highly plausible.

We’ll have more to share on Super Smash Bros. 4 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with hands-on previews.