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Game Informer Says Smash Bros Wii U Release Date Won’t Be Announced Friday

Despite Kotaku stating that Nintendo would announced the release date for Super Smash Bros on the Wii U on Friday, Game Informer says that is not the case. The US gaming publication reached out to Nintendo of America to find out whether or not they will announce a date for the game, but the company says it has no plans to at present.

“A representative from Nintendo has reached out to let us know that the report is false and the release date will not be revealed on Friday.”

“The release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will not be unveiled on Friday during the stream, but more information about the game will be showcased.”

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176 thoughts on “Game Informer Says Smash Bros Wii U Release Date Won’t Be Announced Friday”

  1. yes, pretty much any game is announced like a year or at least half a year in advance, but nintendo has to announce their games 2 months before they release it. fucking retards. come on fanboys, apologize for them.

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            I already may have identified his inner core, further investigation is unfolding naturally, let’s observe for how long until the likely truth is revealed…

                    1. Also says the bro who didn’t buy nor want on either. XP Nice try.

                      Besides, I don’t want a $500 dictating spy box that acts like an I.E.D when overloaded with electricity and has no exclusive or good games now as well as being a painful reminder of Microsoft killing Rare.

        1. Please Understand Donko, Nintendo apologizes for the inconvenience, but it’s worth it. “All aboard the Hype Train!” I’m definitely jumping on and I recommend that you do the same!

              1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                Donkey Kong, Pikmin 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X (said it would come out 2014; delayed to 2015), Wii Fit U, and Rayman Legends.

                Granted, Rayman is third-party and it wasn’t Nintendo’s decision to delay it. I’m not saying anything like that so please, no one flame me. That being said, Nintendo really needs to appeal to third-party developers and stop kiddying around.

                Sony wouldn’t take that. If Watch Dogs was cancelled, no one would really care (maybe a few outliers). Rayman was supposed to come out in the, what, third/fourth month of the Wii U’s release? It’s one of the games people were looking forward to. After the Xbox One got all the negative press, did Titanfall come to the PS4 or Wii U? No. Sure, it went to 360 and appeared on PC, but all that is still owned by Microsoft.

        2. 1. Why does the release date matter half a year before release?
          2. The game was announced at e3 2013, 1.5 year before release.
          3. This is logic, so I don’t expect you to understand.
          4. You’re a troll.
          5. You’re probably a fanboy of something, too. Maybe the Xbone.
          6. 4 and 5 combined makes you imune to logic and facts.
          7. Now, I’m just typing from my bead, ’cause I can’t sleep.
          8. This is the 8. fact.
          9. This fact is followed by 10.
          10. The numbers before this are 8 and 9, in that order!
          12. Okay, this is starting to become stupid.
          13. 11 was empty.
          14. This was stupid from the start, it’s nothing new…
          15. This is the last fact in this list!

        3. Why the FUCK does it matter if you know the exact day a month in advance?

          As long as you know like 2 weeks before, it really doesn’t matter. 2 weeks before is definitely enough time t figure out when you can drive to the store and pick up a game. I don’t need a whole year to figure out how to do that…

          1. so I can know if I’m going to buy something else or wait for it? So I can know if this is another delayed Wii U game so I can sell that shit console and buy a ps4? There are reasons.

            1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

              If doing so means we won’t see you here anymore with your “facts,” sell the Wii U & buy the PS4 now.

        4. Sorry, what I MEANT to say, m’ladies and beta males, was that I am obviously an alpha male. Just look at my glorious neckbeard, covered with a magical sprinkling of dorito crumbs and misted with a light enchanted frost of regurgitated mountain dew.

          Obviously, I am the better man, and this makes me EUPHORIC.

      1. its a case of confusion and also we need a update on that very late flipnote 3d that was due last year but was delayed and it has been hush since then

      2. Gameinformer, a now boring ass magezine that hardly or never mentions Nintendo, claims they know more information about Smash Bros and says no release announcement is coming even though more sources says otherwise.

        Yeah. Game Informer doesn’t know shit.

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              If you manage to defeat me 3 out of 5 stock matches in Smash Brothers Wii U, I’ll ask High Command to promote you to a Commander…

                      1. I stopped my membership because their magazines were boring to me. They hardly ever talked about Nintendo and they always kept writing boring articles about stuff like Mass Effect. Lol.

                          1. I can see why you’d draw the parallel, but Hollowgrape is not Anubis. Hollowgrape is not arrogant like Anubis. He thinks he knows everything, Hollowgrape is just a non-biased gamer.

                              1. I think no one gives a shit who hollowgrape is, jesus christ, hell I dont even know who he is all I know is that he comments on all the fucking articles.

                              1. Well of course you would say that, I have been on this site since March last year. You guys agree with each other on everything.

                                1. I actually agree with NF64. He is cool with with me. And he’s not biased at all. He just likes to poke at Nintendo. :P Like me. Lol.

                        1. Maybe but mass effect is awesome lol plus they have to appeal to a larger crowd than just Nintendo fans but I agree their magazines are not as good as they once were

                              1. EstocZero, Nintendo Assassin

                                Mass Effect started out great but ended so badly a fanfic could have written a better ending.

                                A better name would be troll effect, because the creator obviously wanted to troll the fans.

                                1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

                                  Yes… like the original ending to Mass Effect 3. One of the main reasons I said hell fucking no to Mass Effect 3… and I was really wanting to give that game a chance, too. But EA just had to get all butthurt! SO FUCK THEM!!!

                      2. Right..until the last issue came and oh guess what it talked about? Your favorite By-product Splinter Cell copy ASSassin’s Creed. XP Don’t play with me. You still read that garbage just for those.

                        1. No I don’t. I like Assassin’s Creed, but I don’t worship it. Lmao. When I get my PC, first game I get is probably GTA V. AC Unity can wait. There are better games I need to get.

                                1. @Stranga After doing a bit of research and looking at all my plans, I’ve decided to cease getting any games for my Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until I get a PC. The PC I’m aiming for will cost over $1000 and there is no way in hell I am ever going to be able to get it if I keep sending my money, so yeah… XD That doesn’t mean I stopped buying games completely. I decided that I don’t want the Xbox One nor PS4 and that I should just stick with Nintendo and PC. So I can get the best first party games and the best versions of third party! I suggest you join me in the quest to the Master Race! :D But if you can’t, then that’s ok. XP Just keep on enjoying your Nintendo games. But hopefully you get a PS4 and play awesome stuff like Destiny and GTA V. :P

                                    1. I want to play some games with NC when I get a PC, but some of the stuff he plays is waaaaaay too boring for my taste. Lol does he even play Grand Theft Auto? Eh, whatever. I know I’ll be wreaking havoc online when I get that game. LMAO.

                                        1. How many times do I have to tell you that Surface is not good for gaming, Stranga? Lmao, get a PC! A real one! It’s not even that expensive. Don’t you want 1080P 60FPS gaming? I’m telling you… That thing is not worth it.

                                        2. HGJ! Get these games for PC before you die. Some may be old but they’re still pretty damn fun (*big emphasis on getting Bioshock 1)

                                          Warcraft 3 (Real Time Strategy game)
                                          World Of Warcraft (MMORPG)
                                          Team Fortress Classic
                                          Rome Total War
                                          The Stanley Parable
                                          Bioshock Trilogy*
                                          Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion
                                          Mass Effect Trilogy
                                          Simcity 4 (City Simulation)
                                          The Sims 3 (Life Simulation)
                                          Company of Heroes
                                          Battlefield 2
                                          Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic
                                          Mirror’s Edge
                                          Grim Fandango Remastered (when it releases)
                                          Starcraft 2
                                          System Shock 1
                                          Age Of Empires 2
                                          Splinter Cell (the original)
                                          Medal of Honor Allied Assault
                                          Deus Ex (the original)
                                          Fallout 1
                                          The Walking Dead Season 1+2
                                          The Wolf Among Us Season 1+2 (when season 2 releases)
                                          Depression Quest
                                          Borderlands 1
                                          Planescape Torment
                                          Dragon Age Origins
                                          Super Meat Boy
                                          Gone Home

                                          1. Why Depression Quest? No one should get that game or support anything that woman does, even though it is free, she still makes money from it. She is an awful human being to the highest degree, I cannot stress this enough.

                                            Zoe Quinn doesn’t deserve shit and she is nothing but a manipulative whore who fucked her way into the industry, sucking as much dick as she could for good reviews of her game, calling every other female hypocrites for doing anything of the sort. All while acting like some high and mighty savior of gaming but that isn’t all, she even killed off a charity made for any women to be apart of making videos games, simply by submitting their good ideas.

                                            Hence why one of her best supporters is from IndieCade and one of the guys she fucked is one of the chairmen from IndieCade. Robin Arnott. Not only that but she slept with married men, when she already very much knew they were married. What is even more ironic is she begs her ex not to tell his wife… I mean WTF… Then she tries to make it seem like her personal sex life should be private and it would only hurt her career.. Maybe you shouldn’t be sleeping with so many men then, let alone married ones.



                                            I mean seriously I couldn’t even get through half of that blog from her ex-boyfriend without my stomach literally turning, girls like this make me livid, mainly because so many women today are just gold digging whores who only care about using their bodies for personal gain. All her lies, deceit and even when she was caught red handed so many times, she still tries to act so innocent, that is not innocence, that was pure intent when you’re cheating on someone with that many people, more importantly very selective individuals in the gaming industry.

                                            What is disturbing is there are actually gaming sites out there defending this woman, when all the proof is literally etched into that blog. This guy made a huge fucking point and as much as people say it was just some jaded ex-boyfriend, if you actually read the blog, he rarely flies of the handle or even gets that mad, most the time he is just completely baffled as to how a person could do something so horrible and be so manipulative. The entire blog, he was very calm and collected, he didn’t do it because he was mad they broke up, he was the one that broke up with her, he did it so people really know what kind of person she really is.

                                            She not only cheated on this guy with five guys just to get where she is now, but she had sex so many people even after listing five… She says “I think that’s everyone.” To take it even further over the top, as if that wasn’t bad enough, she slept with every one of these guys without using protection… All while still sleeping with her boyfriend at the same time, who had no idea until later…

                                            She even slept with some these men the night before she actually see’s her boyfriend on the next day. So gross…

                                            She is a disgrace of a woman, human being and nothing but a bad example of why some many men view women the way they do, just taking advantage of them, by giving them something in return for sexual favors…

                                            So please, I beg everyone on this site if they read this, do not support Depression Quest! Zoe is once again just trying to manipulate all of you into actually thinking she is a good person with actual values, when that is so far from the truth, it isn’t even funny at all.

                                            1. I don’t know. I stumbled across Depression Quest in Steam and found it to be a really fun, out-of-the-box video game. I don’t know anything about the developer or her story.

                                            2. Earlier this month, an anonymous message was posted to the discussion-board Web site 4chan. In it, the author threatened to hurt the video-game developer Zoe Quinn: “Next time she shows up at a conference we … give her a crippling injury that’s never going to fully heal … a good solid injury to the knees. I’d say a brain damage, but we don’t want to make it so she ends up too retarded to fear us.”

                                              For the past eighteen months, the twenty-seven-year-old Quinn has received a cavalcade of similar threats, which have created an ambient hum of menace in her life, albeit one that she has mostly been able to ignore. But at the end of August she was “doxed,” a slang term for document tracing, which is when a person’s personal details—home address, phone numbers, bank details, and, in some cases, social-security number—are made public on the Internet. Doxing carries with it a tacit invitation to harangue and harass the subject. After the developer was doxed, the prank calls, threatening e-mails, and abusive tweets intensified to such a degree that Quinn, fearing for her safety, chose to leave her home and sleep on friends’ sofas. She is now working with authorities to find the faceless attackers.

                                              The reason Quinn was targeted varies, depending on whom you ask, but most explanations lead to Depression Quest, a free interactive fiction game released in 2013. To date, it has been played more than a million times. The game, created by Quinn, the writer Patrick Lindsey, and the musician Isaac Schankler, casts its player as a young adult suffering from depression. The story is told through snippets of text (which, combined, total forty thousand words), bookended with ostensibly straightforward decisions for the player. Will you work at your desk or retreat to bed? Will you attend the party or remain at home? The choices appear mundane, but the protagonist, slowed by depression’s fug, finds each one to be tremendously burdensome. For example, some options, such as choosing to “enthusiastically socialize” at a party, are grayed out, forcing the player’s hand. The hate mail began to arrive on “pretty much the same day” as the game’s release, Quinn told interviewers. The harassment increased when, earlier this summer, the game launched on Steam, a global digital store for PC games. Many Steam users argued that a game with such a gloomy subject had no place being distributed on the marketplace. Incredulous and angry user reviews filled up Depression Quest’s listing page. “I can’t really call it a game since I don’t think the point is to entertain you,” says one. “I’m not even sure what to say about this thing. It’s just boring and is entirely all reading,” says another.

                                              The game débuted on Steam on the day that the news of Robin Williams’s suicide broke, and some critics claimed that the timing of the release was an attempt to capitalize on Williams’s death—despite the fact that the game’s only source of revenue is donations. Ultimately, she decided to go ahead with the release, because, as she wrote in a blog post, “I can’t in good conscience hold back offering someone something that could help them start making real changes in their life for the sake of reducing the risk of offending people or hurting my own reputation.”

                                              Quinn, who grew up in a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, has suffered from depression since she was a teen-ager. At the age of twelve, she attempted to commit suicide. “We couldn’t afford therapy, so I was sent to meet school-district officials who were less than understanding about teens with depression and suicide issues,” she told me. “I was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, but I couldn’t find any medication that did anything for me other than making things worse.” Video games became Quinn’s refuge when her father, a motorbike mechanic, was given a computer by one of his customers as payment. A particular favorite was Commander Keen, a game that features an eight-year-old boy who builds a spaceship from household objects and tours the galaxy as Earth’s defender.

                                              After a breakup, at the age of twenty-four, Quinn moved to Canada. “My social anxiety was as bad as it had ever been, and now I was in a new country on my own,” she said. “I was trying to force myself to leave the house and actually interact with people in spite of it.” Then Quinn saw an advertisement for a six-week course on how to make a video game. “I figured that maybe it would be a good way to meet people with similar interests,” she said. Six weeks later, she completed her first game. “I felt like I’d found my calling,” she said.

                                              Game-making provided Quinn with a community and introduced her to Lindsey, who also suffers from depression. Lindsey suggested that the pair attempt to communicate their experiences through a computer game. “Previous games that attempted to deal with depression or mental illness were too oblique and steeped in metaphor and symbolism to really get at the nasty heart of what living with these conditions can be like,” Lindsey told me. “It is more than ‘feeling sad.’ We wanted to communicate what it’s like to be in that headspace.”

                                              For Quinn, who also suffers from A.D.H.D., a video game was an ideal way to create an experience that built an understanding between sufferers and non-sufferers. “Externalizing that into a game and asking people to take some time out to see what ‘rules’ other people have to live with, I think, is a powerful use of the medium,” she said.

                                              Depression Quest eschews the usual characteristics of most video games: there is no victorious ending and, as the developers warn in the preamble text, the game “is not meant to be a fun or light-hearted experience.” It is, instead, one of a growing number of video games that hopes to broaden the medium’s subject matter with depictions of life’s darker aspects. That Dragon, Cancer, which will be released later this year, is an autobiographical game about living with a terminally ill child (David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, the director of “Call Me Kuchu,” are filming a documentary about the Green family’s journey while the game is in development). In Hush, you play a displaced Darfuri child trying to retrieve water while avoiding janjaweed militia patrols.

                                              This group of games shares few similarities with Super Mario’s spatial-reasoning puzzles and Call of Duty’s shooting-gallery tests of reaction speed, typical attributes of video games that dominate the medium. Some of the hatred directed at Quinn has come from video-game enthusiasts who think that the darker themes are not suitable for video games, which they believe should be playful and primarily focussed on entertaining.

                                              Others, especially those who have led the recent attacks, claim that the game has received an amount of coverage that is disproportionate to its quality. One criticism is that the game offers too simplistic a solution to depression—it leads the player to partly solve the issue through medication or therapy. But the game explicitly states that it is not trying to speak for all depression sufferers. “The topic is too big, there’s too many people who live with it, and too many moving pieces for anyone to do a definitive statement on what depression is like for everyone,” Quinn told me. “Depression Quest’s goal was to be a basic introduction to the concept and to get the conversation started.”

                                              Still, some critics argue that the game tells too individual of a story, that its protagonist is over-privileged and, therefore, better equipped to deal with the illness than real-world sufferers. Quinn disagrees. “I deliberately created a protagonist who has a lot of support networks and resources that I don’t have,” she said. “We wanted to preëmpt the argument that someone is only depressed because they have a difficult life. Anyone can have depression. The illness doesn’t care how much you do or don’t have.”

                                              The attacks on Quinn escalated when an ex-boyfriend posted a tirade on a blog and exposed an alleged relationship that he claimed she had with a journalist who wrote about the game. The journalist in question pointed out that he had not reviewed the game and had merely reported its existence. Still, some justified their attacks on the “manipulative” Quinn in the name of ethics.

                                              In the past few weeks, a debate about journalistic ethics in video-game coverage has spilled onto social media. Tens of thousands of tweets were written, most of them accompanied by the hashtag #gamergate. Many Twitter users involved in the discussion called for more clarity and disclosure by writers about the relationships they have with independent creators. They want critics to abide by John Updike’s sound rule to never “accept for review a book you are … committed by friendship to like.” In Quinn’s case, the fact that she was the subject of the attacks rather than the friend who wrote about her game reveals the true nature of much of the criticism: a pretense to make further harassment of women in the industry permissible. (The debate dissipated after Quinn posted the chat logs of some 4chan users, revealing that the #gamergate hashtag had been coördinated with malicious intent.)

                                              Not all of the responses to Quinn’s game have been so negative. “I receive many e-mails from players telling me they are thankful that someone out there understands,” she said. “Depression Quest’s tone is one of hope. Many players have told me they’ve tried to take steps in their life to get their illness under control. I tear up while reading my e-mail on subways a lot.” Some therapists have even used the game as an exercise to generate empathy between a sufferer and his or her family, Quinn said.

                                              Though Quinn continues to feel exposed from the dox (she still has not returned home, and people e-mail her daily to say that depression is not a real illness, or, at least, not one that a woman can experience), she said that she feels sympathy for her attackers. “They’re clearly hurting,” Quinn wrote in an e-mail. “People don’t viciously attack anyone without having some deep-seeded loathing in themselves.”

                                            3. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                                              You lost all credibility when you mentioned Depression Quest. Those who support that stupid slutty bitch of a developer are retarded, get out.

                                            4. So because I don’t know and care about anything related to the developer, but thought the game she made was great, and thought that it’ll be a good addition to HollowGrapeJ’s backlog of PC games, I’m supposed to “get out”? You’re not even saying what’s wrong about her, you’re just trying to start an argument. Pathetic.

                                            5. @Glados
                                              See? Gamers like you are why other people look down on us so much. You’re sheep, just trying to follow the popular comments and never really thinking of anything original to contribute. Snob

                                            6. I’m not blaming you for not knowing or saying you lost any credibility. I am just letting you know that people like this should never be supported for anything they do, regardless of the material they release.

                                              I’m sure there are many people like you who have no idea how horrible the person is behind the game, they just should know because she is apart of very big problem in this world and sadly why so many women have such low self esteem or feel like the only way they can climb to the top is by submitting themselves to sleaze ball men willing to take advantage of them. So many outlets portray women as nothing but sexual objects and they have been treated this way since the birth of humanity. I’m not some over zealous feminist either, who is attacking videos games about it, games are games they aren’t meant to represent reality all the time. I only care about the big picture.

                                              It’s also kind of sickening she makes a game about depression when she herself has probably made so many people depressed. I even question with the type of person she is, that she could ever truly be depressed anyway. Knowing everything else she has done, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is all just an act as well just to get people to sympathize with her.

                                              I mean I can handle people like Phil Fish being an asshole all the time but Zoe.. no… Just no… She isn’t just an asshole, she’s a borderline succubus.

                                              1. Oh, no I wasn’t talking to you! I was talking to Valve Admiral. She was the one yakking about my credibility and telling me to get out, not you! I can accept your comment.

                                          2. @Yoshida

                                            Pathetic just like you when you were saying making up $250 million of $8 billion is better than losing $97 million with no debt at all.

                                            And I was a bit harsh, but you are still pathetic and could’ve handled that situation better than me.

                                                1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                                                  I probably am, but the asshole could’ve handled it better. I was going to give his stupid ass an apology, but being an asswipe shows me he doesn’t need one after all.

                                                  1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                                                    Well, sorry, not sure if it is a “sensitive subject” for me, but we will go with that for now, just those types of I don’t approve of, greatly.

                                      1. Blacklist for WiiU was a FUN game.
                                        I loved it. I didn’t play much online, but single player campaigns were just awesome. They looked GREAT, definitely showing the WiiU can render a very pretty game…Your hate for ubisoft is going to have you missing out on some good shit!

                                  1. Except they DO mention Nintendo games. I forgot what issue it was and didn’t look through it all, but I remember seeing it featuring Yoshi Wooly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Project Steam. And I’m sure there was more then just those.

                                2. Who cares we already know when its going to be released its coming out this winter but it should come out the same time the as the 3ds version

                                              1. EstocZero, Nintendo Assassin

                                                If you’re going to post a gif of a guy beating a dead horse with a stick, you may as well stop arguing against Nintendo, because, guaranteed, everyone has already made that argument.

                                              1. Lack intelligent department!? LMAO, says the idiot who says $250 million out of $8 billion is good compared to loss of $97 out of no debt!
                                                For a retard, you are really exceeding well in the retard department.

                                3. Hm. Who should I believe: Kotaku or Game Informer? Fuck it. I’ll just wait for Friday’s Nintendo news. Anyway, when SSB 4 3DS releases, I’m going to be prowling the internet for any signs of a playable Ridley. Oh wait! I can just use Miiverse for that!

                                  1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

                                    I’m going to enjoy having this new name of mine. Too bad I can’t use it for Miiverse. xD

                                      1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

                                        If not, I’ll just take out my frustrations on people with Shulk. I’ll use the dark palette swap of Shulk.

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