Nintendo has announced details about its upcoming game Super Smash Bros for Wii U, which will be released across Europe on 5 December, 2014.
Nintendo revealed the information via a livestream announcement and has since made the video about the '50 Must-See Things', available on YouTube and the Nintendo Direct website.
A 3DS version of the game was released in October in Europe, and even though it has limited features compared to the Wii U version, there are special perks for players with both games.
Here is everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros for Wii U.
Eight Player Mode
For the first time, the game will allow up to eight players to fight at the same time in local multiplayer. The stages for battles will be made larger so that all characters can be accommodated into the area.
The game has lots of new modes to choose from, such as:
- Smash Tour, a board game-like mode for four players;
- Stamina Matches, where the players fight until their hit points decrease to zero;
- Special Smash Mode, where players can customise their battles and play whichever way they want; and
- There is also Master Order Mode, Crazy Order mode, and Classic mode, where players can earn rewards based on the difficulty of the battle.
The online multiplayer will allow players to team up locally with a friend and compete against anyone online.
There will be 40 playable characters available from the start of the game, plus a series of Mii Fighters of different classes - Mii Brawler, Mii Gunner, and Mii Swordfighter.
Mewtwo will be available as a free downloadable fighter from spring 2015. However, this option will only be available to those who have both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game.
Ridley is finally joining the fighter series and will be appearing on the Metroid series-inspired Pyrosphere stage. If a player lands suitable attack damage on him, he will join that player's side and fight for them.
Custom Stage Creation
Players can create their own stages using the touch screen of the Wii U pad. Through a future update, these stages can be shared with anyone around the world.
The amiibos are small figurines that can be bought in shops. Once the figures are scanned into the Wii U via the GamePad, they can be trained up to fight for the character. They are pegged to cost £10.99.
Players who have the 3DS version of the game can import their characters, including Mii Fighters, over to their Wii U game. Customised equipment, costumes and hats will also be included in the port.