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‘Super Smash Bros 4’ Wii U and 3DS release date gap, eShop and more posted

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Nintendo has revealed more release date details in regards to “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Nintendo Everything on April 8, the publisher confirmed the launch information that was announced by Masahiro Sakurai during the latest Nintendo Direct episode.

The game director stated that there will be a gap between the console and handheld releases of “Super Smash Bros 4.” The 3DS version of the crossover fighting game is launching sometime in the summer season while the Wii U iteration won’t be coming out until later this winter.

Masahiro Sakurai also announced that the fourth main installment of the “Super Smash Bros” series comes with two different formats. Players could either purchase the physical product from normal retailers or through the eShop digital store as a digital download. The software product should arrive at the same time for both formats. You can find the details from the publisher below:

At the start of the video, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for this summer, with the Wii U version targeting winter 2014. Both games will be available in stores and on Nintendo eShop for their respective platform.

Several fans were disappointed to learn of the later release for “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U. Nintendo’s home console has been struggling on the market due to the lack of compelling software.

“Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS was officially unveiled at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo during a special episode of Nintendo Direct. It looks like fans will be able to play the handheld version several months in advance when compared to the console iteration. According to Shack News, the video game features several visual differences as well as different batch of stages. The 3DS version will use levels based on handheld titles while the Wii U iteration has battlefields from consoler franchises.

“Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS is developed by two studios with Sora and Bandai Namco Games for both platforms. Nintendo is the company in charge of publishing the two versions.

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