No Super Smash Bros Release Date in Today’s Nintendo Direct, But We Will Get a Release Window (Updated)

on April 8, 2014 4:47 AM

Many were expecting a release date of for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U during today’s Nintendo Direct that will be broadcasted at 3 PM Pacific time, but apparently it’s not going to happen.

The official Japanese Smash Bros. twitter account just tweeted a notice related to the livestream. Here’s a translation:

[News] Finally tomorrow starting at 7 AM we’ll broadcast the Smash Bros. Direct. Despite the early morning we heard many people that are looking forward to the livestream. Thank you!

[Announcement] We’re not in the condition to announce a specific release date yet, but in the broadcast tomorrow we’ll inform you of an approximate release window.

It’s worth mentioning that while they talk about “tomorrow,” it’s just because it’ll already be tomorrow in Japan when the broadcast will start. While they promised a release window, this announcement was meant for the Japanese audience, meaning that we may or may not get a release window for the west.

It wouldn’t be the first time, as in one of the latest Direct Bayonetta was announced for the Summer in Japan and just “later this year” for the west. In any case, if you expected to hear about the specific launch day of the game, it won’t happen today.

Update: Nintendo of America confirmed on Twitter that we’ll get the launch window for the west as well:

We’re happy to see so many people excited for the #SmashBros. Direct later today at 3pm PT! (1/2)

We hope you’ll tune in to learn about the launch window for the next #SmashBros., and much more! (2/2)

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.