Today’s Smash Bros. presentation revealed a bunch of stages for the Wii U version. You can find the full set in the graphic above.
I used “secret” in the title just to be safe. If you’ve played the 3DS version of Smash, you’ll know who these characters are. We finally get to see them in the Wii U version!
There’s a huge number of songs included in the Wii U version, and you can adjust how often a song plays by going into My Music.
You can freely adjust the settings so all songs have an equal chance of playing or make it so only one song plays.
In My Music, you can adjust the song settings not only for the stages, but for the menu screen as well.
How to Get More Songs
The songs are not all available at the start of the game. Find CD items in the game to expand your collection. CDs can appear during matches or as rewards in Challenges.
Most of the songs from the Nintendo 3DS version are available in the Wii U version. There are also songs from past titles and new songs too. You can see the list of musicians and their songs via the following link:
In the Wii U version, you can take on themed challenges in Events mode. Some of these challenges’ themes are closely related to the original games of specific characters, while others simply have unique conditions for success.
As you clear events, more events will be unlocked. During your journey through Events mode, you may encounter rewards and hidden routes!
There’s also a separate two-player Events mode that requires you and another player to team up to overcome challenges.
You can play with a number of different controllers in the Wii U version.
Wii U GamePad
If you are playing alone, you can play using only the Wii U GamePad screen.
Wii Remote Plus
You can play by holding it sideways. You can use a normal Wii Remote as well.
Wii Remote Plus + Nunchuk
Wii Remote Plus + Classic Controller Pro
The game supports the Classic Controller as well.
Wii U Pro Controller
Nintendo GameCube Controller
You can connect up to four GameCube Controllers using one GameCube Controller Adapter. Connect the adapter to the Wii U console using two USB cables. (You can use the USB ports on the front or the back of the Wii U.)
Nintendo 3DS series systems
You can use the Nintendo 3DS family of systems as controllers as long as you have a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS for each system.
For the first time ever in the Smash Bros. series, you can play with up to eight players at once! This game mode is only available in the Wii U version.
* 8-Player Smash cannot be selected in online battles.
Rules for 8-Player Smash
Only the Time and Stock rule settings can be used in 8-Player Smash. In Team Battles, you can fight with up to four teams. (Team colors are red, blue, green, and yellow.) Also, only some of the stages are available in 8-Player Smash.
In an eight-player battle, the following controllers can be used.
○Wii U GamePad (Max 1)
○Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus* (Max 7)
○Wii U Pro Controller (Max 7)
○Nintendo GameCube controller** (Max 8)
○Nintendo 3DS series system*** (Max 8)
* Includes expansion controllers (such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller Pro).
** Two GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U accessories are required to connect eight GameCube controllers (each sold separately)
*** In order to use a Nintendo 3DS as a controller, each Nintendo 3DS system must have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Fight your friends or CPU fighters on your favorite stages with your preferred rules in Smash mode. Up to four players can play.
The number of Kos you get doesn’t matter—it’s all about being the last fighter standing. You start with a set stock of lives that decreases by one every time you get KO’d. If your stock drops to zero, you’re out of the battle.
This rule setting is only available in the Wii U version. The player who collects the most coins within the time limit wins. Hit enemies to knock coins out of them, and then pick up the coins. You’ll lose some coins if you get KO’d.
Special Smash is only available in the Wii U version. In this mode, you can set various rules for a Smash battle. You can set fighter health to Stamina mode, equip fighters with items, make all fighters move at high speed, and more.
*Special Smash cannot be selected in online battles.
For the first time in the Smash Bros. series, eight players can join the mayhem at once
24th October 2014 – Nintendo has unleashed a deluge of information about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, launching across Europe on 5th December, including an eight-player mode, special offers for fans who get both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions and a variety of options and surprises exclusive to the Wii U version. Nintendo revealed these and many more details in a live-streamed video announcement named Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50 Must-See Things, which is available to watch now on YouTube or via the Nintendo Direct website.
Some of the topics covered in the video include: