Players that pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the Nintendo eShop can download most of the game in advance of its release on November 28th.
From pre-purchase, most of the game’s data will be transferred to the purchaser’s Wii U system, and as soon as the game releases on Nintendo eShop at midnight on 28th November across Europe (23:00 on the 27th November in the UK), the final data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download.
Obviously if you want to play with a Gamecube controller you’re going to have to get yourself down to a real life shop for that adapter (or wait for Mr. Postman in the morning), but this will ensure that digital purchasers aren’t left dealing with heartbreaking download queues on the 28th.
Nice to see Nintendo getting with the times.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the lovely HD brother to Super Smash Bros for 3DS. If you want to read what I thought of the fighting engine in that game (because it’s the same in this one), do read my Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS review.