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In today’s Super Smash Bros. oriented Nintendo Direct, game director Masahiro Sakurai announced two separate release windows for the 3DS and Wii U versions of Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

The 3DS version of Smash Bros. will see a summer 2014 release, but in a shocking turn, the Wii U version won’t hit store shelves until Winter 2014.

While this could potentially promote consumers to buy both versions of the game and help keep Nintendo from directly competing with itself, it also looks bad for the Wii U, which desperately needs a potential system selling game like this to hit sooner rather later.

Aside from the release dates, specific game modes and new characters were also detailed during the 39-minute video presentation.

Little Mac is the latest addition to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS’ ever growing roster, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.

Little Mac, of course, is best known as the main protagonist in all three Punch-Out!! games, first debuting in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!  for NES in October 1987 (originally just called Punch-Out!! in Japan).

The diminutive fighter is portrayed as the stereotypical underdog, overcoming all the odds caused by his smaller stature to become champion of the world. His reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros., which is embedded below, pokes fun at this, also showing that a lot of fight can come in even the tiniest of packages.

Not surprisingly, his powers revolve mostly around him being able to perform a flurry of fast punches. He also has a charge meter that, after absorbing enough damage, allows him to unleash a devastating uppercut to his opponents. The trailer also shows off his Final Smash ability, which sees Little Mac become anything but little, as well as a new stage based around a boxing ring, (obviously tailored to Mac).

The only disappointing thing probably about this latest Smash Bros. announcement is that Nintendo still hasn’t provided a solid release date for the series’ fourth full entry.