Times it by two

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will allow for 8 player fights.

The news came during today's special Nintendo Direct broadcast, and is tempered by the fact that the game will only support 8 players in offline mode. It was also confirmed that only certain stages would allow for so many players on-screen at once.

Special, larger stages have been developed to accommodate 8 players, and it's clear that this mode could never have been achieved in the 3DS edition β€” the characters would have been barely visible.

Are you looking forward to the headache of fitting 8 hyperactive people in your tiny living room?