This latest generation of consoles has finally caught up with PC as pre-loading has been a feature many PC players have been enjoying for quite some time. Sony and Microsoft have been offering pre-loading for their titles for some time now, and it looks like Nintendo is ready to jump onto the bandwagon with the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Later this year when Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is closer to its release, those who pre-order the game online through certain retailers or purchase a “download card” at brick & mortar shops will be able to enter a download code into the Nintendo eShop prior to its release. This will then proceed to pre-download the game, which can then be played as soon as an update is downloaded that will unlock the title.
Nintendo isn’t just stopping at its Wii U for pre-loading as they will also make the feature available for its popular handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, some time next year.