Eight-player simultaneous battles, a stage creator, and more come out of Nintendo's presentation.
During today's Super Smash Bros. Wii U presentation, Nintendo delivered some exciting news for Wii U owners. Among the brand new details from the stream are new eight-player simultaneous battles, Smash Tour mode, and more.
Nintendo has posted a video following the Nintendo Direct presentation showcasing 50 facts about the upcoming Wii U brawler, but as the video is a whopping 35 minutes long, here are some highlights to get fans jumping for joy.
For starters, the eight-player battles will allow you to use classic controllers or Wii remotes, but you'll also be able to use your 3DS as a controller via Wii U. No controller? No problem -- use your handheld to join in on the fun. This should work well in stages like the Smash Tour mode, which was officially confirmed during the live stream as well.
Additionally, Nintendo explained what players will be able to do with the upcoming line of Amiibo figures and Super Smash Bros. Wii U. You'll need to place a figure on the Wii U Game Pad in order to join the fight as a "figure player," which in turn allows said figure to rise in level and earn new equipment. You can pit your Amiibo characters against one another, and eventually your Amiibos will bring you spoils from battles.
Speaking of characters, Mewtwo will also be joining the team as a downloadable fighter for players who have purchased both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the games, so if Mewtwo is a cherished fighter for you, you'll have to double-up, though it shouldn't be too difficult, especially considering the fact that this seems to be the definitive version of the two.
Ridley of Metroid fame is joining the roster as well, hidden in the Pyrosphere stage. Through a special turn of events he can be transformed into Meta Ridley, which should be an entertaining spectacle.
There's also official word on the previously rumored stage creator, which will allow you to create brand new stages with which you can brawl against your friends. The touch screen can be used to arrange items as you see fit, and once your masterpiece is complete you can share it with other players via the internet. You can also import any fighters you've created in the 3DS version to the Wii U game along with all of their equipment.
There are several other facts to uncover within the video, but these highlights are enough to leave any Smash fan reeling. If you've yet to claim your fighter for your first Super Smash Bros. Wii U brawl, now might be a good time to do so.