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Sakurai Shares New Details On All-Star Mode For Super Smash Bros 3DS

Super Smash Bros game director Masahiro Sakurai has shared new details on the upcoming brawler’s All-Star Mode for 3DS. Unlike Melee and Brawl’s All-Star Mode, the latest instalment of Super Smash Bros’ All-Star Mode does not need to be unlocked and, in fact, players can jump straight into the mode from the beginning of the game. However, as Sakurai details in his Miiverse post, All-Star Mode will be incomplete, giving players the challenge of unlocking all characters.

Rest areas will make a return, displaying healing items or surprises for Smash players, but they will also indicate the next character you’ll face, along with the year they first appeared in a solo video game venture – handy for those players who would like to scrub up on their video game history and knowledge. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse regarding All-Star Mode:

This time, you can challenge every fighter in All-Star Mode from the moment you turn on the game!! This is a survival battle with limited recovery items and no option to continue. However, this mode will be incomplete until you’ve unlocked every fighter… Until then, you can only play against characters that are already available. This is a picture of the bottom-screen menu, with a padlock indicating that the mode is still incomplete.

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In these battles, multiple opponents appear in one stage, and you clear the battle by defeating a number of them. The rest area that appears between battles displays the next opponents and the year the characters made their first appearances, and it also holds recovery items and an occasional reward. The characters you fight against appear pretty much in chronological order. Behold, the history of Nintendo games!!

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36 comments

    1. I still have room for doubt. If you compare the portraits on the second pic with the ones from the leak, some of them are a bit different (Palutena’s, namely).

      1. :/ How could all that be faked? The only difference in the character pics here and the ones leaked in the CSS is the fact that on the CSS the pictures are cropped a bit more/zoomed in some to fit more characters on the screen. It even kind of seems Sakurai explaining the lock icon was to let people know that there are more characters on the way aside from the ones in the leak, because even the the leaker had Dr. Mario & Duck Hunt, etc. their picture of All-Star mode still had the padlock icon…

      2. With Brawl mods? I don’t know. I’d be making fakes like that if I knew. I don’t think the discrepancy between the pics is there because the characters wouldn’t fit in the screen otherwise (you could always just scale the image), but I can’t think of any reasonable explanation for having two different portraits for each character.

        “It even kind of seems Sakurai explaining the lock icon was to let people know that there are more characters on the way aside from the ones in the leak”
        Are you talking about this?:
        http://smashboards.com/threads/potential-roster-stage-leak-thread.364914/page-157#post-17393638
        Because if you’re right, that’d be amazing. The leaked roster still feels a bit weak in the newcomers department.

      3. I thought Brawl mods too at first but this stuff has to be real. I’m a big skeptic but too many things point towards real. Besides that’s the same picture for the characters as the full body portraits/trophy poses that appear on the bottom screen of the 3DS under the damage percentages, they just crop it around the face little more each time more boxes appear on screen. Check Link, Samus, etc for reference. I didn’t want to believe when the videos first appeared but as time goes on there’s just been too much evidence and “coincidences” for this particular leak to be fake.

        Also yes lol I comment in that thread from time to time it’s a good place to sift out the real info from the fake stuff spreading around. We don’t know for sure but I have a theory that more characters will come post Wii U launch either by connecting both versions or a title update. It’s just a theory but there’s plenty of reasons why that could be true. But through most of the leaks that have turned out to hold some truth, most indicate that the leaked roster isn’t the final roster. They could all be trolling though I suppose. We’ll find out for sure on the 13th.

      4. I’ve read that theory, yeah. Looks like a very probable scenario to me. Same with the leaked roster not being the final roster, there are plenty of hints to support the claim, as you say. It’s going to be a long wait.

  1. So we’re fighting the roster by order of appearance instead of a combination of year of debut + franchise? I don’t know how to feel about that. It means Pac-Man goes first and Shulk goes last. I guess it’s better than Olimar being the final fighter.

  2. I like how the battery life and the time is displayed at the bottom!

    Looks cool, so psyced for this game, can’t wait to play it!

    1. 1. Its a direct ripoff 2. It sold like shit compare to the original & 3. Keep dreaming because it’ll never be like or better than the original that is Super Smash Bros. lol

  3. This further provides evidence that the leaks were real as the Shulk model in these official pictures are identical to the leak. The odds that the leaker would create or use the exact same model prior to it even being announced, shown and available are extremely slim to none.

  4. This further provides evidence that the leaks were real as the Shulk model in these official pictures are identical to the leak. The odds that the leaker would create or use the exact same model prior to it even being announced, shown and available are extremely slim to none.

  5. This is awesome, video game mode where you fight literal video game history in chronological order. Sakurai, you’ve done it again, bravo!

  6. PS All stars sucks i have it. Move set suck music stages suck final smashes sucks is a copy of smash bros Effects suck and dieing suck in the game. SMASH BROS. IS LIFR SMASH BROS IS GOD SMASH BROS. IS AWESOME!!

    1. What other buttons could they use? To be fair, i’m sure you will also be able to use the circle pad to jump if you want that.

  7. I really was thinking of waiting until the Wii u version came out… but all this hype. Luckily for me i’m about to get a job so hopefully next month I”ll get my first paycheck, and I know which game i’m getting with part of it!

  8. It’s kinda depressing knowing who every character in the game is. It would have been SOOOOO much more exciting playing this game with no clue what character might appear and become unlocked. Games these days just aren’t as exciting as past games used to be.

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