Though Nintendo has been struggling over the past few months with sales of its Wii U game console, things are finally picking up with the release of such popular titles as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World. According to Nintendo Germany’s general manager Bernd Fakesch, this could just be the beginning leading into next year.

Speaking with Neckar-Chronik, Fakesch stated that the racing game Mario Kart 8 and the Namco-produced fighting game Super Smash Bros. could make their debuts during spring 2014, adding a much-needed double-header that could sell more Wii U units.

Mario Kart 8 was previously planned for some form of spring/early summer release, but Super Smash Bros. didn’t have a pegged release date at the time. Upon asking for confirmation on the story, Nintendo stated, “Nintendo has nothing to announce at this time.”

Considering how well both properties sell, it’d be nice to see Nintendo release these games sooner rather than later.

Source: Gamespot