Wii U ‘Super Smash Bros.’ has eight-player fights on gigantic battlefields

The Wii U version of frantic fighting game Super Smash Bros will support eight player matches, introduce a range of new modes, and allow players to build their own stages on which to battle. The new additions to the long-running series, which sees Nintendo mascots and lesser-known characters beating each other up with ridiculous special moves, were confirmed by the company in a 35-minute video designed to explain the differences between the Wii U version of the game and the recently released 3DS Super Smash Bros.

Up to eight players will be able to play together, but only if they’re in the same room — the mode won’t be available online — and only on a handful of specially designed stages. These stages, Nintendo says, are so big that…

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