Nintendo Co. Ltd. has announced an official release date for fighting game “Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U.” The game will launch in North America on Nov. 21, Dec. 5 in Europe, and on Dec. 6 in Japan and Australia.
In mid-September, it was rumored the game was coming to Nintendo’s eighth-generation console on Nov. 21, but the Japanese electronics brand didn’t confirm the release date.
The game is already available for the portable Nintendo 3DS, and “Super Smash Bros. for 3DS” has reached 2.8 million in sales globally.
The 3DS version of “Super Smash Bros.” launched on Sept. 13 in Japan, on Oct. 3 in North America and Europe, and on Oct. 4 in Australia.
"'Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’ is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great," Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing, said in a press release on Tuesday. "Nintendo's holiday software lineup is more than impressive. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan."
Both versions of “Super Smash Bros.” feature a roster of 51 playable characters from Nintendo and third-party franchises, including Kirby, Toon Link, Mario, Luigi, Pac-man, Mega Man, Rosalina and Bowser, Jr.
The Wii U and 3DS versions are the third and fourth installments of the franchise.