Super Smash Bros. Wii U Has An Australian Release Date (And Tons Of Amiibos)

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Has An Australian Release Date (And Tons Of Amiibos)

Nintendo has been keeping the release date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U under wraps, but now that the 3DS version is out the door and everyone in the world has bought it, Nintendo has decided to reveal that the Wii U version will hit Australian stores on December 6 for $79.95.

For classic, competitive smashers who want to use their old GameCube controllers to play a version that includes the GameCube adaptor will also be available for $89.95. Nintendo is also selling a Super Smash Bros. themed GameCube controller for $49.95

In addition Nintendo’s amiibo figurines (think Nintendo’s version of Disney Infinity or Skylanders, but workable across multiple different Nintendo games) will also be making their debut in Australia. All are compatible with the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. and use NFC tech to provide what Nintendo is calling “fresh gameplay experiences”. 18 amiibos are currently planned with 12 hitting stores before the launch of Super Smash Bros. on November 29 and six after on December 12. The amiibos will retail at $17.95 each.

Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth will hit stores first, followed by Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon a couple of weeks later.

The amiibos will work with Super Smash Bros. Wii U from launch, with support for the 3DS version coming later. Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World will also be supported at some point in the future.

Bye bye money. It was nice knowing you.


  • Woo! December 6th! Awesome 🙂

    If only I kept my old Gamecube controllers. Oh well. I hope they release a Wii U native GC controller at some point.

    • I’ve seen box art for a bundle that includes a new Gamecube controller, an adapter so you can use 4 controllers, and a copy of the game.

      • Yeah I’ve seen those, it wouldn’t be cheap though.

        Also, wired controllers are bleh. The GC’s controller cable wasn’t that long either. That’s why I’d prefer a wireless model that’s made specifically for the Wii U.

        • The wired controllers are meant to have less lag. If you want wireless you can just get a gc controller which plugs into a wiimote.

          I’m really hoping the gc adapter leads to gc games on the virtual console. More people need to experience games like eternal darkness.

        • It’ll still work with the old Wavebird, and there’s a GC contoller that will plug into the wiimote coming out too.

    • That is literally what they are doing: “. Nintendo is also selling a Super Smash Bros. themed GameCube controller for $49.95”

  • $323.10 for the lot of them. So far.

    Bye bye money indeed 😛

    Edit because I can reading comprehension

  • Good thing I’ve already pre-ordered Smash. … at least I can get the Wii U on my Birthday, then. 🙂

  • Any word on an edition that includes the game, adapter and the controller (like carrload above has mentioned)? I think the adapter + game is an awesome deal, but I’d rather get the controller together (and discounted).

  • Seems a bit odd to release the first Amiibo wave a week before anything can actually use them. Oh well, guess they will just look fancy on the shelf for a few days

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