The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct took place on Thursday, and it was entitled 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza'. Quite a long title, but it does somewhat explain what you can expect.
50 facts were promised, and 50 facts were delivered. The voice of the announcer from the game talked us through the 50 facts, and exactly what they are.
Amongst the relatively minor announcements of trophy info, old Smash Bros. modes returning, and menu music options, there were some rather big reveals.
The video starts off by talking about a huge 40 characters being available at the start of the game, with more being unlockable as you play. The reveal of an 8-player mode was probably one of the biggest parts of the video, with only certain new bigger stages allowing for such a huge brawl, and only in local multiplayer too.
Other big announcements included the reveal of the Pokémon Mewtwo, who will return as a playable character in DLC. He'll be coming to the game in spring 2015, and will be free to those who've purchased both the 3DS and Wii U version of the game, and registered them both on Club Nintendo.
A Metroid Pyrospshere stage has been included, which also houses Metroid's archnemesis - Ridley. Whoever deals the most damage to Ridley will gain him as an ally, and KO'ing him will win you a point, whether he's on your side or not. The Wii U version will have more stages than the 3DS version too, as well as other stages being added at a later date.
Basically, there's an absolute ton of content packed into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. We've put the Nintendo Direct video for you below, so sit back, relax, and try to take it all in.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is scheduled to launch on 21st November in the US, with Europe receiving the game on 5th December.