Could Super Smash Bros 3DS Be Out this Year?
Generally, the assumption about when the next Super Smash Bros game will be released is that it’ll be out sometime late in 2014 due to the game’s long development time. But is it possible that the 3DS one might actually be coming far sooner, perhaps even before the end of the year?
It definitely seems so. Look at this Nintendo PR e-mail listing upcoming 3DS titles:
Almost all of the existing library of Nintendo DS games can be played on the Nintendo 3DS systems.
· The Nintendo eShop offers access to hundreds of new and classic 2D and 3D games, video content and more.
· Over 700 games available or on the way for Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL since launching March 27, 2011.
Only on Nintendo 3DS:
Fan and Critic Favorites:
New Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon X/Pokémon Y
Pushmo, Crashmo, Gunman Clive, Mutant Mudds, Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Ketzal’s Corridors
· Consumers can get a free digital game when they buy the Nintendo 3DS XL system and a qualifying game by April 30, 2013.
Every other game featured on this list is either one that was released within the last few months or is due out before the end of the year. But Super Smash Bros? Why’s that listed as ‘coming soon’ rather than the likes of Mario & Luigi Dream Team or Mario Golf World Tour? Perhaps because the game’s due out in Autumn this year for whatever reason and that the Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros games are being released at seperate times…
Add to this that Namco Bandai is stepping up development on an upcoming Super Smash Bros game (as shown by this Twitter message):
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— バンダイナムコゲームス公式ウェブマスター (@nbgi_webmaster) March 26, 2013
NAMCO BANDAI studio – urgent notice, during the development staff Wanted! Series “Gundam VS. Gundam”, (released from) Ltd. (Nintendo) series “Smash Bros. Brawl” Project recruiting!
And it seems kind of plausible that something is happening in regards to Super Smash Bros 4 and an early release date. Maybe this is going to be Nintendo’s big announcement at E3, that at least one of the Smash Bros games is going to be released before the year’s out?
I can’t quite believe it myself, but it actually seems kind of plausible.
Will Super Smash Bros 4 for 3DS be released before the end of 2013? Or is this press release just inaccurate?