Super Smash Bros. Wii U is one of the biggest launches of the year for Nintendo and it seems that the company is getting ready to launch the title for all interested gamers in both the United States and in Europe on November 21.
The company is planning to make the package more attractive by offering all those who get it in stores access to a free Amiibo figurine, rumored to represent the best-known character ever created for the platform, Mario.
The information comes from MyNintendoNews, which quotes an unnamed source inside retailer GameStop who has been taking part in meetings about the launch plans for Super Smash Bros. Wii U.
Nintendo has not offered any comments on the rumor, and the company has a long-term policy of not talking about launch dates for its titles until it has a clear marketing plan in place and is ready to start moving physical copies to retailers.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U is a brawler that allows gamers to choose from a wide range of characters taken from well-known franchises and then engage in complex battles in a variety of environments.
The team working on the title has promised that it will refine the core fighting mechanics and that it will make it easier for newcomers to learn the core features of the series.
The cast of characters has not yet been completely confirmed, but it will include fan favorites like Zelda, Yoshi, Mario, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, Pac Man, Luigi, Samus, and more.
A November 21 launch date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U would allow the title to be a serious option for players who are purchasing games as Christmas gifts, and could give a big boost to the Nintendo home console.
The free Amiibo figurine will also make the retail package more attractive and could be a great way to introduce the new series of toys to the public.
Nintendo has already said that a large number of upcoming titles will support them and that they can be used to change gameplay in interesting ways.
The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will be offered on September 13 in Japan and on October 3 in both North America and in Europe.