The “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS online multiplayer matchmaking features were recently discussed by Nintendo. According to a report by Game Planet on Feb. 28, the company will be turning off the online services of more than 400 games on the Wii and DS.
The console manufacturer explained that the company had to shift focus towards getting ready for “matchmaking services” of upcoming titles such as the aforementioned “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. The company went on to thank the Wii and DS fans for showing their support for the “legacy platforms.” You can find some screens from the fourth main entry of the “Super Smash Bros” franchise in the slideshow located to the left of this article and the full statement from Nintendo below:
Our focus now shifts to readying our Wii U and Nintendo 3DS matchmaking services for upcoming games such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. We at Nintendo sincerely thank our fans for their continued support of our company's legacy systems. Your enthusiasm for games made for these systems speaks to their longevity, and the passion of Nintendo fans.
“Super Smash Bros Brawl” is among one of the Wii games to have its online features shut down. The third installment of the series was the first to include multiplayer battles over the internet. However, fans were disappointed with the poor net code and limited options.
Fans of the series will have to wait until the release of “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS to play online again. The upcoming title is expected to come out in the North American region before the end of 2014.