[Update] Game Informer has confirmed via Nintendo of America that the Smash Bros. Wii U release date will NOT be announced this Friday.
According to a Nintendo representative who attended GameStop’s yearly conference this past week, the release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will be announced on Friday during Nintendo’s Smash Bros. live streaming event.
Kotaku was able to speak with the representative. In the write-up from Kotaku, they state: “As for the biggest remaining 2014 Nintendo mystery, the company still isn’t saying when Smash Bros. for Wii U will be out. During the presentation, a Nintendo rep said the date would be revealed this Friday during Nintendo’s Smash Bros. streaming event.”
With the 3DS release of Smash Bros. approaching, all that has been known for the release date for the Wii U version is a vague Holiday 2014 window. Hopefully something concrete is true to be said from this source and heaven forbid that the Wii U Smash Bros. is pushed into 2015.
CORRECTION: A Nintendo rep contacted Kotaku to say that their people at the presentation only promised general Smash info during Friday’s livestream. We’ve checked with our source, who had mentioned the date detail but clarified that Nintendo promised that all our questions about Smash would be answered. In retrospect, it’s clear the date comment was a speculative interpretation. I apologize for the error.
Something in the back of my mind fears smash bros for Wii U may be delayed until next year.