An Amazon listing leaked potential new features for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The new features include challenges for Master Hand and its lesser known counterpart 'Crazy' Hand, creating stages on the Gamepad, and "outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode."
The Amazing listing still lists these features at the time of writing this article, lending either to its credibility or Nintendo's ignorance of the post. The news of a game board style system puts to bed the popular rumor of a "smash tower" style main campaign for the Wii U version. While complete speculation, a board game style campaign sounds like something tailor made for amiibo figurines, or at least "enhanced" with the use of Amiibos.
Here's an overview of the listing's description:
Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. Then power-up and train intelligent amiibo figures* to take on your friends!
The multiplayer showdown** you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo* to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends’ to see how your training methods stack up. Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived.
*amiibo figures sold separately
** Broadband Internet access required for online play. Learn more at support.nintendo.com.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases November 21, 2014.