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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu for Wii U
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North American box art
Developer(s): Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Category: Fighting
Players: 1-8
Predecessor: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Successor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Release dates
N. America: November 21, 2014[1]
Japan: December 6, 2014[2]
Europe: November 28, 2014[3]
Australia: November 29, 2014[4]
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12
USK: 12
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a Nintendo fighting game directed by Masahiro Sakurai for the Wii U. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series along with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features the same playable characters as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[5], however, the selection of stages between the two are different, with more stages based on home console games than the Nintendo 3DS version.[6]



Nintendo all-stars do battle!

Up to 8 players at once!

Nintendo eShop[edit]

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 known and love is now on the Wii U™ console! Take on all comers such 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.


Like previous Super Smash Bros. titles, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a fighting game in which the main goal is for players to hit each other off the stage and KO them. Some mechanics from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, such as Final Smashes, return here, while others have been removed or refined.

Both this and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS feature the same set of playable characters, but different gameplay modes and stages. New modes in this game include 8-Player Smash, which allows for up to eight players to play simultaneously, and Smash Tour, a board game mode in which players move around a board collecting power-ups and fighters. Modes seen in previous games like Classic and All-Star also return but have been altered. Character customization has also been included in the form of Mii Fighters, equipment, and custom special moves. Players can also connect to the Nintendo 3DS version to transfer custom fighters to the console version and vice versa.

Like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this game features online connectivity. Players are able to play with friends or with anybody from around the world. In addition, this game uses a ranking system known as "Global Smash Power", in which players are given a score after clearing a mode to indicate how many players they did better than.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the first Nintendo game overall to be compatible with amiibo. When tapping an amiibo into the game, the character is inserted into the game as a "Figure Player" that can be trained and leveled up.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Wii U Game Disc
Digital download

Download size

15.7 GB

Save data size

Standard: 101 MB
Shared saved data: 122 MB
Update save data: 2270 MB

Supported features

Nintendo Network (Miiverse, online play, online sharing), amiibo (read/write) 1-8 player local play, Nintendo 3DS connectivity, SpotPass

Input / compatible controllers

Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote (+ Nunchuk), Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller (via Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter), Nintendo 3DS (with copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Smash Controller)

Additional content[edit]


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.0.1 November 21, 2014 Gameplay fixes; pre-installed with downloaded versions of the game.
1.0.2 January 29, 2015 Adds 15 additional stages to 8-Player Smash, gameplay adjustments.
1.0.6 April 15, 2015 Adds the ability to purchase and download the first set of downloadable content, adds Share mode, adds 6 additional stages to 8-Player Smash, balancing and gameplay adjustments.
1.0.7 April 23, 2015 Fixes a glitch in which Mewtwo's Global Smash Power data would be interpreted as invalid.
1.0.8 June 14, 2015 Adds compatibility with the second wave of downloadable content, Adds the Miiverse stage, gameplay adjustments.[7]
1.0.9 July 2, 2015 Gameplay adjustments.
1.1.0 July 30, 2015 Adds compatibility with the third wave of downloadable content, adds Tournament mode, adds the ability to upload saved replays to YouTube, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.1 September 29, 2015 Adds compatibility with the fourth set of downloadable content, updates YouTube and Miiverse posting features, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.2 October 8, 2015 Fixes a glitch that causes Diddy Kong to be unable to be grabbed when hit with an attack that hits multiple times while shielding.
1.1.3 December 15, 2015 Adds compatibility with the fifth wave of downloadable content, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.4 February 3, 2015 Adds compatibility with the sixth wave of downloadable content, gameplay adjustments.
1.1.5 March 15, 2016 Gameplay adjustments.
1.1.6 May 20, 2016 Gameplay adjustments.
1.1.7 July 18, 2017 Adds compatibility with the Cloud, Cloud (Player 2), Corrin, Corrin (Player 2), Bayonetta, and Bayonetta (Player 2) amiibo.

Downloadable content[edit]

Three types of downloadable content have been added to the game:

  • Characters: So far, four characters have been released:
    • Mewtwo (April 15, 2015 to Club Nintendo members who registered both versions, April 28 to the public)
    • Lucas, Roy, Ryu (June 14, 2015).
    • Cloud (December 15, 2015)
    • Bayonetta, Corrin (February 3, 2016)
  • Costumes: Downloadable Mii costumes. Includes:
    • Bundle #1: SSB T-shirt, Link Cap, Link Outfit, Majora's Mask, X's Helmet, X's Armor, Proto Man's Helmet, Proto Man's Armor, Dunban Wig, Dunban Outfit, Cat Hat, Cat Suit, Monkey Hat, Monkey Suit. Released April 15, 2015.
    • Bundle #2: Inkling Wig, Inkling Outfit, Inkling Squid Hat (those who pre-ordered Splatoon at GameStop received a free download code for these costumes), Isabelle Hat, Isabelle Outfit, Heihachi Wig, Heihachi Outfit, Akira Wig, Akira Outfit, Zero's Helmet, Zero's Armor, Jacky Wig, Jacky Outfit, MegaMan.EXE's Helmet, MegaMan.EXE's Armor. Released June 14, 2015
    • Set #3: Hoodie, Chrom Outift, Chrom Wig, King K. Rool Outfit, King K. Rool Hat, Bear Suit, Bear Hat, Flying Man Suit, Flying Man Hat, Lloyd Outfit, Lloyd Wig, Black Knight's Armor, Black Knight Helm, Samus's Armor (+Samus's Helemt if not unlocked). Released July 30, 2015.
    • K.K. Slider: K.K. Slider Hat, K.K. Slider Outfit; exclusively downloadable at 7-Elevens in Japan between June 19-July 11, 2015; later released for free with the 1.1.0 update.
    • Wave 4: Business Suit, Toad Hat + Toad Outfit, Viridi Wig + Viridi Outfit, Hunter's Helm + Hunter's Mail, Rathalos Helm + Rathalos Mail, Fox Hat + Fox Outfit, Captain Falcon's Outfit (+ Captain Falcon's Helmet if not unlocked)
    • Wave 5: Chocobo Hat, Geno Hat + Geno Outfit
  • Stages:
    • Dream Land (64), Suzaku Castle (June 14, 2015; bundled with Ryu)
    • Peach's Castle (64), Hyrule Castle (64) (July 30, 2015)
    • Super Mario Maker, Pirate Ship (September 30, 2015)
    • Midgar (December 15, 2015; bundled with Cloud)
    • Umbra Clock Tower (February 3, 2016; bundled with Bayonetta)

Bundles featuring sets of DLC are also available.

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