Submitted by Theyellowflash30 382d ago | rumor

Rumor: Nintendo Planning to Launch Super Smash Bros Wii U and Mario Kart 8 in Spring 2014

According to Nintendo's German general manager, the firm is looking to release two of their biggest games in the Spring: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Wii U)

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Neonridr  +   382d ago
The sooner the better.
MightyNoX  +   382d ago
Hear, hear.
Infamous298  +   382d ago
Can't wait to get my hands on the new Super Smash Bros :D.
MNGamer-N  +   382d ago
I still can't seem to beat boss battles on Insane difficulty in brawl.. I think it's my last unlock. Maybe I should go back and work on that.
SkippyPaccino  +   382d ago
...by spring they really mean November...and by November they really meant 2015?

Confirmed Smash and cart in 2016...
oricon  +   382d ago
The sooner is not the better mario kart just needs to come out spring, they can take their time with smash, and i doubt smash will make spring release, smash will be their big winter release
3-4-5  +   382d ago
Mario Kart 8 - March/April 2014

Super Smash Brothers - May/June 2014
_QQ_  +   382d ago
They better, that should be a realistic release date. If we only get DK, MarioKart and Smash the first half i'll be set as long as we get a good second half.
ZainreFang  +   382d ago
Agreed. Watch Dogs will also enhance Wii U's Spring lineup. The second half should consist of X and Bayonetta 2. I hope Nintendo confirms/announces more games for 2014. Yarn Yoshi is gonna be awesome so I hope that's announced for 2014.
LOL_WUT  +   382d ago
Agreed that be a perfect lineup ;)
XiSasukeUchiha  +   382d ago
Same here it would be nice if they release it in spring 2014 area
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Loadedklip  +   382d ago
You realize Summer goes all the way to September right ... so no thanks.
wheresmymonkey  +   382d ago
thats not a rumour. they've already confirmed it.
leemass24  +   382d ago
i reckon april for smash bros and march for mario kart to me it sounds right and didnt super smash bros brawl release in april? cant remember :/
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ThatArtGuy  +   382d ago
Brawl was March 2008. It was the last Wii game I bought.
deafdani  +   382d ago

Then you missed out BIG TIME, pal.
strigoi814  +   382d ago
do it early Nintendo, your console is still alive and kicking..

some are just waiting for this games to arrive for them to buy the WiiU
Drakir  +   382d ago
I love Mario franchise and specially smash bros where a lot of my childhood went to, but I can't help but to frown at being at the start of another generation and Nintendo's weapons are the same games of the generation before, and before, and before, dating back to the Nintendo 64 or perhaps even the Super Nintendo.
Fanboyssuck27  +   382d ago
I don't remember there being a wonderful 101, X, Bayonetta, Lego City, Zombie U, Assassins Creed black flag, Sonic Allstar racing, Deus Ex, Scribblenauts, Skylanders, Mass Effect 3, Game and Wario, Disney infinity, Tank tank tank, Injustice gods among us,Fast and Furious, plus more Ip's that are due to be announced next year.

You are very uninformed in regards to the Wii U, do some research.
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Debaitable  +   382d ago
Most of those are multiplats tho. Of course people would prefer buying those multiplats on powerful consoles. Some more originality and some Nintendo risks would be nice.
Sono421  +   382d ago
I believe he is talking in regards to Nintendo developed titles... Not just titles on their system..
Muffins1223  +   382d ago
Almost everyone of those are not nintendo ip..you are misinformed what a nintendo ip is bro. Only 3 that you said are worth playing,101,bayonetta,and zombieu.
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TheEvilWithin  +   382d ago
Sounds about right... I remember rumor's floating around about a April release date for Mario Kart 8 and I can see a May release date for smash Bros. U. Which leaves me to wonder what does Nintendo have planned for the second half of the year. Maybe Monolith Softs X? Bayonetta 2? Plus I think they have something further planned for Luigi next year considering how there continuing the Year of Luigi.

At the VGX there was TOTALY a hint to Metroid coming to the Wii U. No doubt about it. Hell Reggie almost confirmed it right on the spot but stopped himself from spilling the beans. That Metroid pin was NO coincidence.
WeAreLegion  +   382d ago
That seems a little soon. I expect at least late summer for Smash and fall for Mario Kart.
Neonridr  +   382d ago
I would have to think Mario Kart will be ready to go before Smash. Mario Kart has already been playable for sometime now at various events. Smash is still completely a mystery at this point.
Yep  +   382d ago
They' already confirmed a Spring release for Mario Kart 8. http://e3.nintendo.com/game...
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rjguess  +   382d ago
That would be nice. Also it would be nice if we wouldn't have to wait so long in between game releases.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   382d ago
I just hope it plays more similar to melee.
king_george  +   382d ago
Agreed. Please do away with that horrible trip mechanic ugh. Ive literally died quite a few times because of that BS and i end up raging lol
Kevlar009  +   382d ago
Sakurai confirmed it was being removed. I think he's a little more in-tune to community desires. Not 100%, but more aware at least
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   382d ago
I think they've already stated that they are aiming fora middle ground between brawl and melee, with smash 4. IMO, that's good news, since both had good traits that would benefit 4, if they carried over.
Oh, and just fyi to everyone wondering, they've confirmed that tripping is GONE in smash 4.^_-
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king_george  +   382d ago
Man this is the only thing keeping me from getting a wii u. As soon as they drop those must have games i'll be all over it. Smash in particular has me pumped. Also wanna play pikmin 3, wonderful 101, super mario 3d world, etc. Cant drop the cash til i see more tho. Zelda and Metroid (only if its made by retro) will definitely give me that little extra push to get one too
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   382d ago
I'd like a 3D TPS Metroid.
tehpees3  +   382d ago
This would be amazing if true. Nintendo is really giving the goods on Wii U (poor sales or not).
deafdani  +   382d ago
Can someone clarify to me what this "spring" release means? I live in a country where spring doesn't exist, and upon googling it, it seems like spring season may be in different months depending if you're in the northern hemisphere (march, april, may) or in the southern one (september, october, november). The fact that this "spring" release was suposedly confirmed by Nintendo's GERMAN manager only makes it more confusing to me.

Help? :(
Ilovetheps4  +   382d ago
March 20 2014- June 21 2014
deafdani  +   382d ago
Thanks for the reply! I really don't understand how people can disagree with a QUESTION...
Neonridr  +   382d ago
@deafdani - I can, it's N4G. People find any reason in the world to disagree with you. The fact that they have the ability to disagree with you means that there are some people that will.
lobocob  +   382d ago
responding to your comment about the disagrees... the community here is the absolute worst.
JackieCruise69  +   382d ago
Well, that would be amazing! Not on my wallet.. but man I would love that.
As long as it's finished and ready, a Spring release sounds awesome.
BelkingOfSony  +   382d ago
hope this is true, and that the 3ds version of ssb is released at the same time
Trago1337  +   382d ago
I doubt that they'll rush Smash like that, Sakurai's taking development of that game VERY seriously.
Dravidian  +   382d ago
Maybe late spring/(early/mid) Summer. I know the game can be patched later, but I'd rather have a great product from the get go.
truechainz  +   382d ago
Here's hoping! If Smash comes out in the first half of the year I will have trouble squeezing anything else in the second half.
1upgamer99  +   382d ago
I doubt SSB will be out in the spring. Nintendo is releasing Donkey Kong in Feb, Mario Kart after that, and SSB too, all within a matter of a month or two of each other? Not going to happen. They are not going to risk people saying they are having another drought. I am betting SSB will not be out till Fall. I HOPE it comes out sooner, but Nintendo has become predictable.
GoPanthers999  +   382d ago
Should have been out within 6 months of Launch, or they should have waited on the console. That said, I will be buying bothlus the 3DS version of SSB. My kids love them and so do I. Will make a nice change of pace from Titanfall!
darkstar18  +   382d ago
anyone know is the 3ds version of smash will be released on the same day?
Ac7iVe  +   382d ago
I'm so ready for smash! More tournaments!!! 2014 goal make it to MLG
edgeofsins  +   382d ago
I thought they already said something about SSB having a launch date in March
ZeekQuattro  +   382d ago
I hope this is true as Reggie promised that there will be no more droughts. Anyway I'm most excited for SSB but Kart is excellant as well. I can't wait either way.
bacrec1  +   382d ago
Then Smash Bros is going to have DLC out the wazoo.
R00bot  +   381d ago
Nintendo doesn't really do DLC.
They have for a few games (two or three), but I doubt Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will have DLC.
Berezau  +   382d ago
The sooner the better only applies if the games have been developed to meet super high standards of game play to be big console sellers. Really hoping Mariokart 8 has coop grand prix. Anyone know news about thay?
R00bot  +   381d ago
Sounds great if true.
Movieworld  +   381d ago
Mariokart is my favourite Nintendo game by far. Buzzing for this.

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