A retailer pre-order card suggests that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will launch just over a month after the 3DS version.
Fans of Super Smash Bros. were somewhat dismayed to discover that while they’ll be able to get their hands on the 3DS version next month, the Wii U version had been stuck with an ambiguous “Holiday, 2014” date. Many expected that it would launch just in time for Christmas, but according to a retailer leak, it may be a little bit earlier than that.
Twitter user BlueDriveBuster posted the picture you’ll see to the right, which claims a November 21 launch date for the game. The card seems to have come from the American retail chain Fred Meyer, and does look pretty authentic. The date does fall under the holiday/winter release schedule Nintendo laid out for the title, and having it launch sooner, rather than later, and so close to the 3DS version, would certainly make a lot of sense.
BlueDriveBuster also added that the store had received “a memo from Nintendo telling us we can’t display them ‘yet’,” hinting that official word from Nintendo is imminent.
Of course, nothing is confirmed until we hear it from Nintendo itself, but this wouldn’t be the first Super Smash Bros. leak that turns out to be true.
If you’re struggling to decide whether to pick up the 3DS version on launch, or wait for the Wii U release, you should check out our preview of the Japanese 3DS release.