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About Super Smash Bros.

An upcoming fighting video game being developed by Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games and published by Nintendo. It is the fourth title in the Super Smash Bros. series of games, in which characters from various Nintendo franchises fight against each other. The game was first announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011. As the title declares, the game is being developed for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U consoles, with the 3DS version being released in Q3 2014 and the Wii U version being released in Q4 2014.

Gameplay

Like previous games in the series, Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game in which up to four players controlling various Nintendo characters fight against each other. Players use a variety of attacks to damage their opponents, increasing their damage percentage which makes them easier to knock out of the playing field. Smash Balls, items first introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, make a return, allowing whoever obtains them to perform extremely powerful attacks. Assist trophies, another returning feature from Brawl, are included, such as Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and a French Bulldog from Nintendogs. Like its predecessors, Super Smash Bros. features collectable in-game trophies based on characters or items seen in various Nintendo games.

Two versions of the game will be released, one for Nintendo 3DS and the other for Wii U. The Wii U version is presented in high-definition visuals, while the Nintendo 3DS version’s visual definition is optionally enhanced by its characters’ black outlines, which can be toggled on and off. Both versions include the same roster of playable characters, but the two versions each feature exclusive stages, assist trophies, and collectables which had been previously featured in their platforms’ respective lineages. The Nintendo 3DS version contains those exclusive features which had been seen in previous Nintendo handheld releases, while the Wii U version features them from past Nintendo home console releases. Many of the stages in both versions feature a “Final Destination” variation, which features flat terrains with hazards and layout alterations removed. The Nintendo 3DS version features an exclusive Smash Run mode, based on the City Trial mode from Kirby Air Ride, in which players navigate an open environment for stat-increasing power-ups, before facing each other in a match.