Will Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Wii U Be Two Separate Games?
Nintendo may take a page from the Pokemon series with its upcoming brawler.
No 3DS game has more hype than Super Smash Bros., largely because the community knows so little about it.
The same can be said of Wii U Smash Bros., which is just as mysterious. For now, all fans can do is speculate. How many characters will be in these games? Will they both connect in some way? Will there be cross platform play? Will there be downloadable content?
That's a lot to think about, right?
Allow us to introduce a new theory: they'll be two separate games.
You can't put it past Nintendo to do this. After all, the big N releases dual Pokemon SKUs on a fairly regular basis. Black and White, FireRed and LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver...these games follow the same foundation, but contain subtle differences (exclusive Pokemon) to make them appealing. Hardcore fans can't buy one. They need both.
To that end, we foresee the new Smash working in similar fashion. You'll receive the same tried and true experience, with four-person brawling with popular Nintendo characters, but perhaps some will be exclusive to either system, or maybe you'll be able to transfer them back and forth, but that'll force you and your friends to own each title. Want to play as Punch-Out!!'s Little Mac on Wii U? Well, you better have the 3DS edition handy.
This may be a smart idea. After all, what's the point of releasing the exact same game for two different systems without some incentive, other than owning a handheld Smash Bros., which may be enough for some people.
With this in mind, expect two Smash Bros. games to debut on the same day, but they'll feature unique names, characters, boards and collectible goodies.
Bottom line, the sooner we learn more about this highly anticipated beat-em-up, the better.