Does Nintendo have an SEC bias? It looks that way as the company announced a Tailgate Tour for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS that runs through November and hits some major college football rivalries, primarily in the Southeastern Conference.
Nintendo announced nine total stop for Super Smash Bros. and the Tailgate Tour. It all starts this weekend with a battle between Tigers as LSU travels to Auburn. Fans from both schools will be able to battle it out as their favorite Nintendo characters prior to walking into the stadium to see the score settled on the field.
Nintendo will be keeping score as well and tracking which of two schools leads in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U rivalry matchups. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game will be available, but will not be used as part of the home and away team showdown.
“College football fans need to get their game faces on and their Super Smash Bros. skills ready,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Each week we’re going to track the number of Super Smash Bros. winners from each school and announce who comes out on top on Facebook, so bragging rights are on the line.”
The SEC represents five of the nine stops in the Super Smash Bros. Tailgate Tour. Alabama, Georgia, and LSU fans will all get two shots to show their Smash abilities as they are on the docket for both home and away games. The exception is UGA whose November 1st match-up versus Florida is at a neutral site in Jacksonville, FL.
Outside of the SEC, Michigan fans are the only ones to get two shots a Super Smash Bros. Penn State, Florida State, Miami, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are the only other non-SEC teams that will get to participate.
|Oct. 4:||LSU at Auburn|
|Oct. 11:||Penn State at Michigan|
|Oct. 18:||Georgia vs. Arkansas|
|Oct. 25:||Alabama at Tennessee|
|Nov. 1:||Florida vs. Georgia|
|Nov. 8:||Alabama at LSU|
|Nov. 15:||Florida State at Miami|
|Nov. 22:||Louisville at Notre Dame|
|Nov. 29:||Michigan at Ohio State|
Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS launches this Friday, October 3rd. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U does not have a release date yet, but is expected to launch this holiday season likely just before or after Black Friday. This will also be the first game from Nintendo that will work with Nintendo’s line of Amiibo figures.
Are you headed to any of these college football games in October and November? Let us know if you’re going to try out Super Smash Bros. and what school you plan to represent in the comments below.
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[Update: Clarified that the Georgia vs Florida game is at a neutral site.]