Super Smash Bros. Director Smashes Rumor That Wii U & 3DS Game Is Coming In Spring

By Spencer . December 15, 2013 . 10:51pm

smash1 You may have heard a rumor that a representative from Nintendo in Germany said the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS would be released in spring 2014.


Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, went on Twitter to squash the rumor. Sakurai said there seems to be a rumor that the new Smash Bros. will be released in spring 2014, but this is incorrect. The official release date is sometime in 2014, Sakurai exclaimed.

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  • Guest

    So next year, huh? Well, the farthest from December 2014, the better! :D

  • CptPokerface

    Could be a Summer 2014 release at the earliest and Fall 2014 at the latest. I’m leaning more towards fall, personally.

    • I am too, the more time the better.

  • Ethan_Twain

    I trust this surprises nobody. Sakurai’s games come absolutely stuffed with content. Unlockables, extra modes, giant soundtracks, pretty graphics, the works. His most recent two projects, Smash Bros. Brawl and Kid Icarus Uprising, have been his most content stuffed games yet. Not coincidentally, they have both been delayed quite a bit in development. Spring always seemed optimistic at best, and disingenuous at worst.

    • Masengan

      If that had been the real release window it would’ve struck me as something rushed. I’d rather they take their time maybe by then when I buy a Wii U there’ll be other games I’m interested in.

  • Dsvkb

    I can’t imagine them releasing before E3. I would guess that it comes out in the 2nd half of the year sometime.

  • Robgoro

    Anything that lifts a little stress off of that guys shoulders. I’m worried that he’s just going to implode with nervousness any day now.

    • fairysun

      Lol, Sakurai is working in Dr Wily HQ

  • Bobby Jennings

    Well that sucks. :(

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    As expected, I don’t want them rushing out a game. I personally reckon it’ll come out in the Summer or possibly Autumn. I think Nintendo are keeping the Spring release open for Mario Kart 8.

  • anthony apduhan

    Hope the game releases after Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show 2014 they need to show SSB4 in those events to further the hype.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      it will be release way before that. SMT X FE and X are better suited for TGS

  • Luke Blackwood

    As long as we get another FE character during that extra development, I’m already happy xD

    • colorblindnightmare

      Really hoping Ike will stay but that is incredbly unlilely considering awakening did so damn well.

      • Luke Blackwood

        I would like a FE6/7 character more, but since these are not so famous our best hope’d be Ike(since he already was in SSBB) or Chrom/Lucina :/

        Avatar would be awesome though

  • People should know better. If it doesn’t come from Sakurai’s mouth, Twitter account or Miiverse posts, then it’s most likely fake. Why? Because Sakurai is sociable and doesn’t need others to give out information for him. Of course, the only exception is when Nintendo themselves make an announcement, like in a Nintendo Direct.

    • This, entirely.

      Sakurai keeps up very updated, and everything we know is pretty much from him directly.

  • Will Jay

    Yes because this totally isn’t just a PR move to cover up a mistake.

    Not that I’m saying it’ll nessecarily happen in Spring. Just that this doesn’t really diffuse anything at all.

    • HerokÔÖ×

      True I considered that since the one guy messed up and accidentally said spring, after all if it wasn’t a possibility then that wouldn’t have been on his mind.

      • J_Joestar

        if anything, spring may have just been an estimated completion date being discussed internally that the German rep mistook as an estimated release period.

  • KingGunblader

    Not surprised to hear this. Frankly, I’d be shocked if we got this game before Summer 2015.

    • Slayven19

      Why is that when brawl only took 27 months to be completed and melee even less than that. You also have to remember no sub space which is what took up all the time last time.

      • TheAquacharger

        I liked the story mode and I’m sad its gone

  • It’s not coming in spring 2014… it’s coming in 2014.

    So maybe next month, everybody! GET HYPE!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Good, you don’t want to rush it…

  • miyamoto need to rush quality. People needs to stop the pressure on this developers.

  • XypherCode

    Spring is a little early. I can’t imagine the game being close to being finished by then.

  • FlobotingIt

    “It’s not coming in Spring, but it might be coming in Spring”. That’s basically what I read. I appreciate the fact that this rumor was addressed, but I just feel like it was sort of a side comment instead of anything useful. I’m by no means expecting a release date, but maybe more of a “I can’t confirm or deny anything”. I would have been more excited reading that. I dunno, I’ll shut up.

  • hazelnut1112

    Knowing Sakurai, the game might come out sometime in 2015 and I am fine with that noise. The guy crams in as much content in a game and I will be satisfied with the final product.

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