According to an HMV store in London, we might have our “Holiday 2014″ release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.
Now we all know to take video game store release dates with a grain of salt, and know from past experiences that even though it looks official, it may very well be bogus. This “leak,” first reported on My Nintendo News, is no different.
However, seeing as Nintendo‘s current placeholder date of “Holiday 2014″ really only limits the release to a six to eight week time frame, I don’t think November 28 is too far off the mark. In fact, it might be right on the money.
Right now Nintendo doesn’t have any heavy hitters for their home console coming out in November. We’ll see Sonic Boom on the 18th, but that is literally it. And if you look back a few years, you’ll see mid to late November has been pretty important for Nintendo’s home consoles.
November 22, 2013 gave us the Mario game we wanted with the system’s launch, Super Mario 3D World. One year prior to that, on November 18, 2012, the Wii U made its debut. If we go back one year further to November 20, 2011, you’ll remember that as the time we got our most recent console Zelda adventure, Skyward Sword on the Wii.
So if you think for a second that the big N’s only giving us a handful of handheld titles and a revamped Sonic game to sell their system during November, you’re a bit dim. Especially considering the alleged release date of November 28 also coincides with the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, I would say any later than that is a fool’s guess.
Let us know in the comments if you believe our European Best Buy equivalent, or if you think it’s way off the mark.
And for those waiting for the handheld fighter, remember that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS does have a set release date, of October 3.