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 ‚ÄĒ the characters would have been barely visible.

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