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‘Super Smash Bros.’ For 3DS And Wii U Has A Launch Window And Surprising New Characters

By / 04.08.14

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Nintendo just dropped a new Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct packed with plenty of important information (and odd minutia as well). First off, if you have 40-minutes to spare, here’s the entire presentation — it’s mostly gameplay footage, so it’s worth a look.

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If you don’t have the time, here are the bullet points

- The 3DS version is coming out this summer and the Wii U version hits this winter (which could mean early 2015). So yes, the 3DS version is coming out first.

- The 3DS version will have a mode called “Smash Run” in which you and your opponents search a small dungeon for power-ups before your battle.

- You can create your own custom movesets.

- There will be a scoring system called Global Smash Power. This will be based on your abilities online, in local mutliplayer and in single player. You’ll be given a number that tells you how many Smash Bros. players you’re better than worldwide.

- Fighters can no longer transform into alternate forms — Zero Suit Samus and Sheik are now full-fledged fighters of their own.

- The Pokemon Trainer from Brawl is also out. In his place, Charizard is now a full-fledged fighter. Also, in a super-obscure pick, Pokemon Greninja is now a fighter (yeah, I had to look him up too).

Here’s Zero Suit Samus’ sure to be controversial new look…

Here’s the debut video for Charizard and Greninja…

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So, what do you think? Does this Super Smash Bros. look like it’s shaping up to be a, uh, smash?

via GoNintendo here & here


TOPICS#video games
TAGS3DSNintendo DirectSmash Bros.Super Smash Bros.Wii U

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