We’ve had our hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for a couple of weeks now, but our review won't be going live along with the game’s review embargo this morning. There's a good reason for that: The game's online servers aren’t … well, online yet.
We've had a chance to check out some of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's big additions over the 3DS version released last month, like eight-player matches and amiibo functionality — but online modes won't even load yet. A game update will launch at midnight on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's launch date, Friday, Nov. 21, which will enable the game’s online features. Given our hit-or-miss experience with the online component of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, we've decided to hold our review until the early morning of launch day. Keep an eye out for it then!