As we reported earlier today, Super Smash Bros for Wii U has finally been given a firm release date. Nintendo also announced two bundles that will be available at the game’s launch, as well as some more details regarding their line of Amiibo figurines.
The first bundle features Super Smash Bros for Wii U itself – of course – and the GameCube Controller Adapter, allowing the die hard Super Smash Bros. Melee players to use their favoured joypad. It will also be a great way to save money for those with lots of GameCube controllers as they won’t be forced to buy new Wii U Pro Controllers for their next Smashing party.
For those without their own GameCube controller, a Super Smash Bros Edition will also be launching alongside the game.
The second bundle comes with an Amiibo: Nintendo’s entry into the toys-to-life market currently led by Skylanders and Disney Infinity, though Nintendo’s offering will have functionality with multiple games and store data. In the case of Super Smash Bros, Amiibo will store stats and abilities for an AI-controlled character in-game, allowing players to challenge their friends with their carefully crafted fighter. This bundle, available at launch, comes with a Mario Amiibo.
Speaking of Amiibo, Nintendo took this opportunity to announce a few more details concerning their release. The initial batch of figurines featuring Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, and Marth, will be available for purchase alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at launch in North America. Europe will be able to pick them up slightly ahead of the game’s release, however, on the 28th of November.
Finally, Nintendo have also unveiled the second wave of Amiibo, due out on the 19th of December in Europe, while North America only has the vague window of “December” to go on for now. This follow-up batch will include Zelda, Pit, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Luigi, and Little Mac.