Super Smash Bros 4 Release Date News Nintendo 3DS Details: 'Punch-Out's Giga Mac Vs. 'Pikmin's' Captain Olimar? [SCREEN]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 19, 2014 09:43 AM EDT
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The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS details keep coming from Nintendo, ahead of the staggered releases of both versions while we wait for specific launch dates.

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We know the title will be out this summer on 3DS, and most likely this winter on Wii U, but it's seeming increasingly likely that we'll have to wait for this June's E3 for the exact release date.

What we will consistently see are daily updates from Nintendo on the game's official site. The last significant info drop came from a Nintendo Direct, below, which revealed several new characters and details. While the daily posts don't give as many details as that video did, rest assured that series director Masahiro Sakurai will continue to post some form of content from the upcoming titles to appease fans.

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Today's post doesn't exactly show anything we haven't seen before, but has allowed Sakurai to indulge in some humor. The picture is of Pikmin's Captain Olimar and the powered-up version of Punch-Out!!'s Little Mac known as Giga Mac (from the Wii version). Sakurai wrote the post as a Pikmin diary entry, joking about Giga Mac as native wildlife.

"Pic of the day. Under certain circumstances, the creatures on this planet appear to grow larger and go berserk. The Pikmin and I must be cautious lest we lose our heads to these beasts."

Giga Mac is large and slow in comparison to Mac's normal form, which benefits from being smaller and agile. It's unclear exactly how Giga Mac appears in the game, but it will be cleared up eventually like everything else. Keep checking back for more Super Smash Bros. news ahead of E3, which will hopefully include an early specific release date announcement.

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