Have you ever purchased a digital version of a game, but have to wait hours and hours after release to download the darn thing? If so, have we got news for you. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title which utilises the newly announced pre-load feature for the Nintendo Wii U.

This allows you to download most of the game before it is released while in standby mode. Once the has been released, you can download the last bit of data to unlock the game and start to play from the ‘get-go’. And best of all, you can start download Super Smash Bros. for Wii U right now!

Check out the full PR release after the break!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– It’s no secret that video game fans are beyond eager to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To help shoppers avoid the day-one rush, Nintendo is offering a few ways for people to get their hands on the game as soon as possible after it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Starting now, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. At the time of pre-purchase, much of the game’s data will be pre-loaded to the purchaser’s Wii U system if it is in Standby mode. As soon as the game releases in the Nintendo eShop at midnight Eastern time on Nov. 21, the final data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U has also been available for pre-order on Nintendo.com. Today Nintendo announces that these pre-orders will also support the same pre-load capability. Within 72 hours of the game’s release date, people who have pre-ordered the digital version of the game on Nintendo.com using their Nintendo Network ID will be emailed a redemption code. Once they redeem the code, they will also be able to pre-load the game.

These pre-purchase and pre-load options offer a tremendous benefit to players, who will be among the first people able to play the game once it arrives on their Wii U systems.

For more information about the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us.

So, what are you waiting for? Start downloading now!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U releases on the 21st November 2014 in North America, 28th November 2014 in Europe, November 29th 2014 in Australia and 6th December in Japan!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!