We speculated on some rumors that the release date for Smash Bros Wii U would be November 21st last week, and Nintendo confirmed it today. The game has been out on the 3DS for a few days now, but Smash Bros fans everywhere have been patiently waiting to hear when they’d finally be able to wreck shop as Mario, Megaman, Pacman, and company on their big screens.
Fear not, Wii U-owning Smash Bros fans, you won’t have to hack your console to death like your 3DS counterparts just to use a Gamecube controller. The long-awaited Gamecube controller adapter will also be releasing the same day, as well as a Smash Bros Wii U bundle that gives you the game, a controller and the adapter to use original Gamecube controllers for $99.99. The adapter can be bought separately for $19.99, and the controller itself for $29.99.
Alongside the highly anticipated beat-em-up, Nintendo’s first wave of Amiibo figurines will make their debut with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth figures ready to fight your enemies and burn your wallet. The next group of Amiibos will be made available in late December in North America and will contain the likes of Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Pit, Captain Falcon, and Little Mac.
Nintendo’s vision for releasing the games far apart becomes much clearer now that we have a solid release date. This gets a lot of people playing the 3DS version and wanting it on a bigger screen before Smash Bros Wii U comes in to save the day a month later. It is also the perfect time to be on the minds of Christmas list making children the weekend before Black Friday. That ringing you hear is the endless “ka-ching” coming from Nintendo headquarters.Source: Game Informer