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Shared content with Wii U version[edit]

It may be too early to bring this up, but I'm concerned about how we should handle the two different versions, one on the Wii U and the other on 3DS. Based on information currently revealed, characters are exactly the same in both versions, but stages and presumably items may vary. Further complicating things is the fact that the two versions will be released a few months apart, so we might not even know fully about the Wii U version after the 3DS one is released. Should we merge both games into one (with a name like "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U"), or keep them separate (which might cause duplicate info in both guides)? T.testLP(talk) 05:52, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Bump? The 3ds version was already released and much information have been revealed. With the NA release just weeks away, I think we need to make a decision. I personally vote to have a shared ToC of both the Wii U and 3DS versions. If characters are really the only thing both versions share, we could probably go with our traditional fighting game policy for character pages. T.testLP(talk) 07:37, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
This is untested waters that we're wading into, so I don't think there's any right or wrong answers yet, just ideas. I think you're idea is a good one, sharing the ToC between games. It will be the first time we do anything like this (across two different systems). Let's give it a try and see how it works. Procyon 14:00, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
I think we can just put everything in the 3DS guide and treat the Wii U version as an expansion. Anything common is under the 3DS guide, everything Wii U specific goes under that. -- Prod (talk) 17:28, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
I think there should be a different pages for both of these Smash Bros games. Because there's different ways to unlock characters and different stages for each game and a bunch of different events Smash Run are exclusive on 3DS version. and Event Mode exclusive on Wii U version. Plus an upcoming DLC on Wii U version only. -- RodKimble (talk) 05:34, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I would suggest using the subtocs like Diablo II/Table of Contents. Common stuff goes at the top, then game specific things go within each subtoc. -- Prod (talk) 07:21, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I'd rather prefer for both games to be under a shared ToC. The thing is, a very large portion of the guide, characters, are the same for both games, and most of the single-player modes in both versions are very similar, so they can be combined. There are only a few pages with inarguably version-exclusive content, or where shared content will make the page too bloated, such as with trophies and stages. Putting them into subtocs just creates a bunch of ugly, mostly-empty space below the main ToC. We can simply add headings for version-exclusive content if the goal is to avoid confusion for readers. In my opinion, there just isn't enough of a difference between the two versions to warrant subtocs. T.testLP(talk) 16:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
That's fine. It looks like you already chose a naming standard like, "Trophies (Wii U)". No problems with this layout so far. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:59, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Test on this. The game modes are merely presentation, the meat of the game, i.e. the characters, and fighting strategies that apply to them, is identical across platforms. We would have far more redundant content if this guide gets split up, and I don't want to worry about people adding a strategy for 3DS Mario that is equally applicable to Wii U Mario, but they don't bother to do so because they only care about the 3DS version. Procyon 22:39, 28 November 2014 (UTC)