New Smash Bros. Will Be Out Later Than Expected

Despite reports that the Wii U & 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. would be out sooner rather than later, director Masahiro Sakurai has squashed that buzz, stating that it will be later than spring before the game is released.

It was first reported that a German Nintendo rep released a statement that the Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. would be out this upcoming spring, but we had no hard data to work with.  However, that got the rumor mill churning, so Sakurai took to Twitter to dispel that notion (although you’ll need to be proficient in Japanese to read it.)  He did say that the game was still on track for next year, but would not commit to a solid release date.

I think we are all ready for the next Smash Bros, but nobody knows the importance of not rushing a product like Nintendo.  The Smash Bros. series has worked its way into the hearts of millions, and nobody wants to see a half-completed project.  This is especially important for the Wii U, which could desperately use a killer app to help its sluggish sales, especially with the other next-gen consoles selling like they are.  Nintendo needs this, so it behooves them to release the best product possible.