All Aboard the Hype Train, Next Stop: Smash Bros Direct

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Nintendo's got a Direct livestream planned for October 23rd that supposedly shows us fifty new things in Wii U Smash. My body is ready.

Amazon's Description of SSB on Wii U is a Little Too Helpful

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Amazon's Description of SSB on Wii U is a Little Too Helpful
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We've known for some time that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. would be different from the 3DS version, but Nintendo's been pretty quiet about what changes we'll see. Thankfully, Amazon's spilled at least some of the beans. Looks like we're getting a stage creator utilizing the GamePad, Master and Crazy Hand challenges, and a board game mode.

Maybe Don't Bother With That GameCube Controller Adapter; It's Only Compatible With Super Smash Bros

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Maybe Don't Bother With That GameCube Controller Adapter; It's Only Compatible With Super Smash Bros
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According to GameSpot, Nintendo has specified that the GameCube controller adapter will only work with Smash:

"The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically - it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion."

Super Smash Bros Finally Gets a Wii U Release Date

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Super Smash Bros Finally Gets a Wii U Release Date
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Nintendo announced a November 21, 2014 release date for Super Smash Bros for Wii U today, with Amiibo figures for Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth at launch. Another set will launch in December that includes Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon. The Amiibo figurines have a suggested retail price of $12.99.



Meanwhile, Nintendo also announced that Captain Toad's treasure tracking adventure begins on December 5, 2014. No delay here!