First footage of new Wii U and 3DS installment coming next week.
The fourth installment of the 'Smash Bros.' series, and first since 2008's 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' for the Nintendo Wii is on its way. It has been a sure bet that the series would receive a Wii U version, and series creator Masahiro Sakurai has announced that the first footage of the new title will be broadcast as part of next week's Nintendo Direct.
Sakurai also recently discussed the differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Sakurai "wants the 3DS version to be a more personalized individual experience that feeds into a competitive public space on Wii U, and that would certainly play to the strengths of both systems."
'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' quite infamously involved development resources across the various Nintendo developers, and the resulting game, though robust and enduringly popular, still wound up with multiple technical issues. Nintendo has brought in Namco Bandai for the new title, but the game is still likely far off. Multiple E3s may come between now and the game's release.
Author: Brian Hoss