As reported insider named bh7812 on NeoGAF has been disclosing information on various titles that Nintendo will be announcing in the near future. One of those is Super Smash Bros. 4, which will be shown at the next Nintendo Direct.
“There will be an unveil trailer…Roster will be announced. All the others are black shadowy silhouettes. You should get a good idea who some of them are, others will be “Who the hell’s that supposed to be!?”
“The full roster will be gradually unveiled from now till release. Release is aiming for Thanksgiving 2014. It might slip to closer to Christmas though. The aim is to launch both the 3DS and U games on the same day, so they’ll do what it takes to get that to happen.
This is the big 2014 game for Nintendo. 3DS version is further along than the U one. That one will also be shown on th Direct. Some parts of U version done, others still cooking. Coding, etc set to start in earnest this fall.”
Interestingly, the game will apparently feature the largest roster yet. “There’s a LOT if characters this time. Samurai had said he didn’t want as many but they decided to go all out this time for the fans. They’re wanting to do a Dojo type thing again since the last time was received very well.”
Things are still relatively fluid concerning other games that the user discussed – Zelda Wii U for example, but there’s reason enough to believe that the information for the next Smash Bros. is fairly accurate. Stay tuned for more details.