Smash Both Versions

We're getting ever closer to the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, with its Wii U counterpart due in the Holiday season. While we can certainly gauge plenty of hype and anticipation within the community of dedicated Nintendo fans, the secret to the success of both titles will be in generating excitement among gamers of all types, whether devoted to all-things Nintendo or not.

There's some positive news on that score, with the Super Smash Bros. titles now confirmed to have secured the Gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award. Votes opened on 9th August via the event's Facebook page, while there have been voting facilities available at the event itself.

It's an impressive win for the games, especially as Gamescom is the biggest gaming expo event in Europe and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It's a massive event, and it seems Nintendo's booth and the excitement around Super Smash Bros. has secured a particularly positive public endorsement from those in attendance in Cologne.

It certainly bodes well ahead of these games arriving in the coming months. Nintendo is also in the running for some other Gamescom awards — chosen by a jury — with results due soon.