The Wii U has been on the market since November, and while it’s fanbase is supporting where it can, the consoles sales have been less than stellar.
However, after Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS back in 2012, the handheld system that was struggling to survive became more than a repeat of the Virtual Boy back in the 90’s, and a strong following of 3DS owners are flooding the United States. How did this happen? Nintendo released great games, as well as classics available to download at great prices.
While Nintendo skipping out on a big conference at this year’s E3 seems concerning in terms of their ability to compete, all that needs to happen is for them to do what they have with the previous Nintendo Direct shows in the last year or so, and just show great games that we have to look forward to.
By far the biggest announcement of Nintendo’s today was the reveal of the fourth installment in the Super Smash Brothers saga.
As promised previously, the game will have cross compatibility between the 3DS and the Wii U editions of the game.
This next edition also brings two new Challengers to the battlefield among all the favorites: one simply named Villager, a player avatar from the immensely popular Animal Crossing series, and, after years of fans begging for him to join the Super Smash series, Megaman will also be a playable fighter.
After the announcement, Nintendo also announced the official community site for the game will be up, and fans can check for updates on the game much like they did for Brawl on the Wii back in 2008.
The game will be released in 2014, but you can find more details soon on http://www.smashbros.com/us/
============ UPDATE: NEW CHALLENGER ============
It was just announced by Nintendo on the show floor that there is another new character being added to the roster….
Yes, the ‘Wii Fit Trainer’ will be a playable character in the new Super Smash Brothers…. Um. Yes. Okay.
Well, prepare to loose sucker, for your training has taught me well. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner: Now I am the master!
Will we hear more about new characters throughout the week? Stay tuned to find out.