I was surprised to see any news about Super Smash Bros. prior to E3, but Nintendo has made an interesting announcement around the title. Partnering with Best Buy and starting in June during the week of E3, Nintendo will offer players a chance to get hands and eyes on Super Smash Bros. for that console that has been all but forgotten, the Wii U before it launches in stores later this year.
The details are as follows: on June 11 from 4PM to 9PM and then again on June 14 from 12PM to 5PM local time, more than 100 Best Buy stores around the United States will host “Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest @ Best Buy,” an event that features the same demo version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that people will get to play at the E3 2014 video game trade show in Los Angeles. There is a list of participating Best Buy locations for the event, and that can be found here. In addition to the getting to play the demo, the first 70 attendees who pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS at each event will receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are scheduled to launch sometime in 2014, a release date has not yet been mentioned, but maybe that will also be announced in the days to come. If I was a betting man, I’d say “holiday season” 2014 is your target.