While Nintendo has been predictably coy about its plans for this year’s E3, the company has revealed that more than 100 Best Buy locations across the U.S. will feature a demo for the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. You can find a full list of participating locations here.
Taking place on June 11 from 4-9 p.m. and June 14 from 12-5 p.m., the “Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest” will allow gamers to get their hands on the highly anticipated title for the first time and allow four users to brawl with their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises from the Big N.
In addition to the playable demo, the company has also announced that the first 70 who pre-order the game on either the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS will be the recipient of a special Super Smash Bros. gold coin. Those that pre-order the title will also receive a $5 Best Buy Reward Zone coupon when they pick up the title as well.
This is the second year in a row that Nintendo and Best Buy have partnered up in order to demo upcoming Wii U titles. If you recall, last year, the company had demos for titles such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World available for public display. While this year’s festivities only bring Super Smash Bros. out for use, it’s arguable that the hype for this title is far greater than any of the games the company had on display last year.
Super Smash Bros. is expected to launch for the Nintendo 3DS this summer, while the Nintendo Wii U version is expected to be released this winter.
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