OK everyone the Nintendo direct on Super Smash Bros is out. (Link coming soon.)
It reveals a number of important things about the next Super Smash Bros. First and for most a release date. The version on the 3DS is coming out in the summer while the Wii U is coming out in the Winter. (To take a closer look at this. This means that the 3DS version is coming out in only a few months while the Wii U version is coming out in the last month of the year at best.) At first this looks like Nintendo is shooting themselves in the foot (As Smash Bros was one of this that could help get the Wii U off the ground.) But since it the 3DS version is coming out first most people will just by that version. My guess the reason Nintendo did this is because they need more time for the Wii U version.
Nintendo is very determined to have a strong online for Smash Bros 4. In addition too playing with you're friends online they have to versions for play with strangers "For Fun!" And "For Glory!" For Fun is casual online playing on a random stage (except for Final Destination) with items and only your victory's will be recorded. For Glory is competitive online play the only stages available are a Final Destination stage (for which there is at lest a dozen of them,) with no items and both your victory's and defeats will be record. And of course Nintendo has laded down some rules to help make sure there's no cheating or unfair tactic used.
Next character. First they announced sounds assist trophies that include Andross, Nintend Dog, Wuigi, Skull Kid, Midna, The Devil. They showed that Charizard, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus are going to be there own character. This leaves me with some mixed feeling has this means one less Zelda character and now they confirmed that Toon Link will returning and if they include Ganondorf then that makes Five character. They talked a lot about Little Mac that he's really fast and strong,,, on the ground, in the air he sucks. And that he will have a hit bar that fills up when he that's damage or gives it and when it's full his next attack is a one hit OK. Mega man has a ton of moves and his final smash is him doing a giant blast with all the other versions of Mega Man doing it along side him. And Kirby final smash is now Mega Sword Kirby instead of Cook Kirby. They will also be boss in that will reactive stage hazards. The Yellow Devil from Mega Man and Ridley from Metroid is heavily implied to be one (oh well.)
And their trying something called Smash Run. That's a team going through a maze fighting enemies and collecting power ups and at the end of the time there will be a mach with the players using the power ups they found. Sounds pretty cool only one problem. This mod is only available on the 3DS version. (Again Nintendo is shooting themselves in the foot! Not only is the 3DS version coming out much sooner but they made it look more desirable! The Wii U needs this game and you're not giving any new info on Hyrule Warriors or anything that will get people really excited! Nintendo please use your head! And now you're going to be cutting the wifi for the Wii! People still play that! I can only hope that Nintendo has something big in store for Smash Bros Wii U. Something at is only available on the Wii U version of the game.)