Five Impressive Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS

With the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. just two weeks out from its release in Japan, Nintendo is holding little back. Today, they have tossed up five minutes of mostly in-game footage for us to look at. If you have any nostalgia for Nintendo, you'll enjoy this.

The extended trailer is all in Japanese, but you can probably follow the gist. They're showing characters, stages, items, assists and modes.

Around 2:30 or so you'll see some of the side modes including the series-staple home run contest and target smash.

At 3:00 you'll see Smash Run, a mode that has players fighting enemies in labyrinths, collecting stat-boosting items and then, when the timer's up, taking their stat-boosted characters into a classic Smash Bros. fight.

Smash Bros. on 3DS has the same character roster as the upcoming Wii U game, but it has different stages. The 3DS games' stages are largely (all?) based on previous portable games mostly from Nintendo (As for non-Nintendo source material, there's a Pac-Man stage, at least).

The portable Nintendo fighting game will be out in the West on October 3. The Wii U version is slated simply for "holiday".


    I am so psyched for this & Wii U version. I have honestly not bought a 3DS yet (I used my brothers for bravely default). This game however; shut up and take my money Nintendo.

    I don't often fall to hype, however with Nintendo house games you often don't need to be wary of the hype train taking you to Lameville.

    I am genuinely interested in the ability to customise stats & moves with characters, making them unique for you.
    I can now see a use for the Amiibo figures, where you save your individual stats & transfer between versions (wii u/3ds) & friends' versions.
    Good to see that they seemed to have made a lot of nice small adjustments to it.
    Now I just wish that they'd hurry up with both games!

    This is the game I dreamed of as a kid: PORTABLE. SMASH. BROS.

    Can't wait for the Wii U version of this. Classic GC controllers and all. I hope they include the Home run contest for the console too, that was a really fun mode. Hopefully the single player campaign (if there is one?) is a bit more thought out compared to the last one. You have access to Nintendo's entire library, use it for enemy characters, not generic crap.

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