Word that the release window for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS had been narrowed down to “spring 2014” is erroneous, director Masahiro Sakurai clarified on Twitter today.
Last week, NeoGAF users discovered an interview that Nintendo general manager for Germany Bernd Fakesch had with German news outlet Neckar Chronik in which the GM mentioned both Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. were lined up for a spring release. Once this news started making headlines, Nintendo represents stepped in to label it a “misquotation.” The Neckar Chronik article was subsequently changed to read “next year” instead of spring.
Taking to Twitter today (translated by Siliconera), Sakurai confirmed that spring 2014 was incorrect, and that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS remains a nebulous “sometime 2014” release.
Earlier today, Sakurai teased the Dr. Wily’s Castle stage for the Wii U version in his latest daily Smash Bros update on the game’s official website, revealing that the Mega Man 3 miniboss “Yellow Devil” will be making an appearance.