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shinobi602
(12-10-2013, 04:30 PM)
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Apparently German news agency did an interview with Bernd Fakesch, the General Manager of Nintendo Germany yesterday seen here (via Player Essence).

Translated, he says:

Für nächstes Frühjahr sind außerdem mit Mario Kart8 und Super Smash Bros. zwei weitere große Lizenzspiele für unsere TV-Konsole angekündigt

“For next spring two more big license games are also announced for our TV console with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.

This corroborates with the earlier rumor here on GAF from a few months ago about Mario Kart 8, though the news about Smash is new. I'm surprised about Smash Bros. though, sounds pretty soon. Maybe we'll get a release date announcement in a January Nintendo Direct?
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L~A
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(12-10-2013, 04:32 PM)
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This doesn't really corroborate anything for Mario Kart 8, it's always been Spring as far as we know (and April was always the more likely). It does though for Super Smash Bros., though I'm still highly doubtful.

Next Nintendo Direct will be REALLY interesting.
GulAtiCa
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(12-10-2013, 04:33 PM)
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If Nintendo wants the Wii u to have any kind of comeback, a spring release for both, would be a good idea.

That would mean Donkey Kong, Mario Kart 8, and Smash for Wii U this spring be a strong release schedule.
RobFox64tm
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(12-10-2013, 04:33 PM)
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I can see Smash coming that soon. Namco is a pretty productive developer, and a lot of the foundation for this game was probably laid down by Brawl already. We'll see though.
Akibastman
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(12-10-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Delay Smash Bros to Holiday 2014 please.
InsaneZero
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(12-10-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

I'm surprised about Smash Bros. though, sounds pretty soon. Maybe we'll get an release date announcement in a January Nintendo Direct?

Smash ain't happening in Spring.
SwiftDeath
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(12-10-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Nice. Hopefully will move some Wii U's
Mazzo
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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So soon?! I hope my body can take it.
DMPrince
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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i can only see MK8 this spring. unless they plan to only release 3DS version of smash. wii u? summer plz.
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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When is Spring in the northern hemisphere?
Haines
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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that would be awseome, but not sure what they would use for holidays than
Zoba
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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Time to buy a Wii U
dolemite
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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Just in time for the end of the fiscal year.
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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That would be quite a combo.
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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I don't want Smash to be rushed, and I was always prepared for a Summer/Fall release.
Isotope
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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Makes sense for Mario Kart, but Smash? That's really big if true.
StaticJam
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(12-10-2013, 04:34 PM)
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So you got Mario Kart, Smash, inFAMOUS, and Titanfall within the same time period. I feel for those with all 3 next gen consoles.
BitStyle
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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The sooner I get to enjoy Smash Bros, the better. However, knowing that Sakurai is the king of delays, I doubt it'll happen.
The_Intruder
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haines

that would be awseome, but not sure what they would use for holidays than

Bayonetta 2? X?
DaSorcerer7
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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I'm ready
enzo_gt
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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So that means a Smash delay as early as Winter 2014. Cool.
Son Of D
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Looks like a repeat of what happened in the US in 2008, with Brawl and MKWii close to each other.

It's a possibility, although Smash will need to speed up reveals soon unless they're keeping a lot hidden before launch.
gamergirly
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(12-10-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Shit, well that will get the blood pumping. Major releases. They not waiting another 9 months in between big titles lol
timlot
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(12-10-2013, 04:36 PM)
Has Nintendo come out with any new IPs. I can only recall Pikmin.
Kouriozan
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(12-10-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Smash in spring?! What?!
GregLombardi
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(12-10-2013, 04:36 PM)
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I know at least 3-5 people waiting for Smash Bros. to release before they jump in to Wii U...sooo.....might as well launch it.

Wii U may never be a monstrous success, but they still need to get it to a certain level to justify the software's existence. I think Smash will do a good job of that -- but only if the online multiplayer is as truly flawless as it needs to be.
Timeaisis
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(12-10-2013, 04:36 PM)
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This is the 2nd "Smash in Spring" rumor I've heard...interesting.
I'm not getting my hopes up, though.
Linkyn
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(12-10-2013, 04:36 PM)
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If this does happen (which I'm hoping), that would mean that they have something better than Smash planned for holiday 2014, which in my opinion could only be Zelda, Metroid, or Myamoto's new IP (depending on how awesome that one turns out to be).
TheRealTalker
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Spring becoming the new AAA Fall period....

I don't mind that
Zalman
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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There's no way Smash is coming out in the Spring. I wish it was, but... no.
GAMERG0D
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Retailers did have Smash in April and May. (GameStop and Newegg I think earlier) I can't believe it's so soon.
Haines
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by The_Intruder

Bayonetta 2? X?

Together would work I guess.
TangoAlphaLima
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
Do we know of anything confirmed for Fall 2014? I gotta think if this rumor is true and Smash Bros. is moved up to Spring 2014, Nintendo's gotta have something up their sleeves for the important holiday season. Zelda U?
DaSorcerer7
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zalman

There's no way Smash is coming out in the Spring. I wish it was, but... no.

It's happened before.
GiantBreadbug
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Hmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

You'll understand if I sound skeptical.
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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smash in spring wouldn't be too surprising. it was announced almost three years ago and work began in earnest about two years back. they also did the mario kart + smash combo before.

i kinda think it sets zelda up for year end 2014. should be a good year for the system if that's the case.
Kouriozan
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(12-10-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haines

that would be awseome, but not sure what they would use for holidays than

Zelda U confirmed, believe!
The Dutch Slayer
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(12-10-2013, 04:38 PM)
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I still do not think smash is going to make spring and going to nintendo their big Nov 2014 release.

Mario Kart will be April I'm betting.
MasterBalls
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(12-10-2013, 04:38 PM)
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I do hope Smash 4 isn't rushed. As much as the idea of a new SSB in under half a year makes me squeal.
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(12-10-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Smash isn't coming out in 2014, much less spring 2014 lol.


:(
z0m3le
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

i can only see MK8 this spring. unless they plan to only release 3DS version of smash. wii u? summer plz.

He said for their TV console, that would mean wii u smash
jbug617
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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Smash seems like a Fall title for me. They have been pretty quiet when it comes to character reveals
Violence Jack
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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I have a feeling Smash is going to be released Summer 2014.
Zalman
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by DaSorcerer7

It's happened before.

I was honestly surprised when they said 2014. They only really started after Kid Icarus was done.
SykoTech
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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That sounds way too soon for Smash Bros.

I really hope it's not getting rushed out in an attempt to help reverse the disastrous state the Wii U is in.
emb
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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I don't think this guy has any idea when Smash Bros. is coming out, at least not any more than others here do. Spring would be nice though, for sure. I'd love to be wrong.
hunnies28
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(12-10-2013, 04:39 PM)
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Smash for winter 2014 confirmed!
z0m3le
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(12-10-2013, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by MasterBalls

I do hope Smash 4 isn't rushed. As much as the idea of a new SSB in under half a year makes me squeal.

Been in production for around 2 years by spring, I'd say that is a pretty good dev cycle
illmatic22
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(12-10-2013, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by The_Intruder

Bayonetta 2? X?

Sales wise, a pretty terrible holiday
guek
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(12-10-2013, 04:41 PM)
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DKTF in early 2014
MK8 in Spring
SB4 in early Summer
FExSMT in mid Summer
Bayonetta 2 in early Fall
Yoshi Yarn in early Winter
X and Zelda holiday 2014

a man can dream ;_;

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