Amongst the multitude of Super Smash Bros. news today, Nintendo has updated the upcoming brawler’s official website in relation to the Nintendo 3DS version. While we’ve known about the single player campaign for a number of months, details have been scarce for classic and stadium modes.
In particular, the website touches on information regarding Solo Classic mode’s branching paths, your fighter’s balance and a choice of 0-9 in intensity levels, as well as new information on Stadium’s sub-modes – Multi-Man Smash, Target Blast and Home-Run Contest. You can check out a run-down of all the information below, or check out the official site, here. Feel free to check out the gallery of screens below to get a feel for the different modes.
Solo Classic Mode
In Classic mode on the Nintendo 3DS, players choose different paths as they proceed along a map and fight against waiting CPU opponents.
There are many different kinds of matches, including one-on-one fights, team battles with CPU players both aiding and attacking you, matches where you must defeat opponents one after another or in groups, and even more.
When you win a match, you will receive a reward. Besides trophies and gold, you can also receive custom parts.
Fighter balance and intensity levels can be adjusted before starting a game, where you can use gold to adjust the intensity level. The higher the intensity, the stronger opponents will be, and the greater a player’s rewards will be when victorious.
There are three sub-modes in the Stadium: Multi-Man Smash, Home-Run Contest and the all-new Target Blast.
In Target Blast, players have a bomb that will explode 10 seconds after being hit. They must launch this bomb to destroy blocks and targets and score points.
Getting a good score depends on launching the bomb to areas rich with targets, getting the timing of the explosion just right, and using the explosive blocks found around the stage to maximum effect.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed via Miiverse that Mega Man’s Dr Wily will be making an appearance in Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS as a Trophy. Sakurai also mentioned that there will be a trophy shop in the game where you can purchase certain trophies for those not patient enough.
Here’s the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate the trophies by drawing circles on the bottom screen. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had tons of trophies, but rumor has it that the 3DS version alone may have more than Brawl. Looks like the Dr. Wily that we made from scratch for the 3DS version is on his knees in disbelief.
Here’s something new–the trophy shop. If you’re having a hard time getting certain trophies, why not just buy them? They sometimes go on sale, too.
The first commercial for the eagerly awaited Super Smash Bros on Nintendo 3DS has found its way online. The Japanese advert includes plenty of gorgeous CGI with a splattering of in-game footage. Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS launches September 13th in Japan.
The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed four more characters for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. The magazine says that Senel Coolidge from Tales of Legendia, Annie Barrs from Tales of Rebirth, Amber Hearts from Tales of Hearts, and Ruca Milda from Tales of Innocence, will all be featured in the game. The Japanese only game is for the 3DS and launches October 23rd.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a new assist trophy for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS game. Perhaps known only to avid import players and Japanese gamers, the Sablé Prince from Game Boy title Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru will make a special appearance in the brawler’s release later this year.
Released in 1992, Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru may be an awkward mouthful to non-native speakers, however its direct translation “The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls” features word play derived from the Hemingway novel of a similar title. Though the action RPG was only released in Japan, an English fan translation surfaced in 2011 to honour the game’s unique story.
Along with the image above, Sakurai has also displayed the Sablé Prince in trophy form. Due to events in the original story, the prince can shape-shift into a snake or a frog, so it’s wise to keep an extra eye on this slithering foe at all times. Here’s what the director said on Miiverse:
“In this Smash Bros. installment, this little guy is also making an appearance! I…don’t know his name, but he’s the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom. He’s from the Game Boy game Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (translated as The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls), which was only released in Japan.
“Here’s the trophy of the Sablé Prince. He transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Keep attacking your foes when they’re trapped in his dust cloud.”
Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed via Miiverse that Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS will feature a gorgeous Paper Mario Sticker Star themed stage. The newly announced stage is fragile so Sakurai hinted that strong winds will blow the stage away. He also revealed a second screenshot this time of a stage based on the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Here’s what Sakurai had to say.
Pic of the day. For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, here’s a Paper Mario stage! It’s made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away.
Since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again. This ship is the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Our next #Nintendo Challenge will be Mysterious Murasame Castle! It's coming to the US for the first time on Virtual Console soon.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 27, 2014
Nintendo of America has confirmed on last night’s Twitch stream that Mysterious Murasame Castle will be coming to North America for the first time on August 7th. There’s rumours that one of the protagonists Takamaru could be announced as a possible retro character for Super Smash Bros, but that’s just a rumour at present.
News has emerged from a Japanese publication that a brand new One Piece game has been revealed for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is titled One Piece: Super Grand Battle. The information needs translating, but let’s hope this one makes its way to the west.
We learned last week that Activision has teamed up with Platinum Games for the console versions of The Legend of Korra. However, we found out that the Nintendo 3DS version is being developed by Webfoot Technologies. The console version won’t be coming to Wii U, but a recent listing on Amazon provides us with more information about the intriguing turn-based strategy version of The Legend of Korra on the 3DS. Here’s a little bit of info on the title.
Original Avatar storyline penned by the TV show’s creators
Wield the power of all 4 elements-air, earth, fire and water as only the Avatar can
Change bending styles at any time to unleash devastating combos
Beat overwhelming odds by activating the all-powerful Avatar state