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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first portable entry in the renowned series, in which game worlds collide.

Up to four players battle each other locally or online using some of Nintendo’s most well-known and iconic characters across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic portable Nintendo games. It’s a genuine, massive Super Smash Bros. experience that’s available to play on the go, anytime, anywhere.

  • Smash and crash through “Smash Run” mode, a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version that gives up to four players five minutes to fight solo through a huge battlefield while taking down recognisable enemies from almost every major Nintendo franchise and multiple third-party partners. Defeated enemies leave behind power-ups to collect. Players who collect more power-ups have an advantage once time runs out and the battle with opponents begins.
  • Compete with classic characters from the Super Smash Bros. series like Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, along with new challengers like Mega Man, Little Mac and newly announced Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. For the first time players can even compete as their own Mii characters.
  • Customise different aspects of your character when playing locally or online with friends in a variety of multiplayer modes.
  • View most elements of the high-energy action at silky-smooth 60 frames per second and in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D.
  • Fight against friends and family locally or online, or battle random challengers all over the world online in “For Fun” or “For Glory” modes.

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Posted by Martin Watts

The smash-hit 3DS owners have been waiting for?

Ever since being announced alongside its Wii U counterpart, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been scrutinised by fans around the world to an almost excessive degree. Being the first game in the popular crossover fighting series to be released on a...

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2Sang

#1

2Sang said:

If this doesn't come out during winter or summer break, I'm going to fail whatever semester I'm in.

Mascarpino

#4

Mascarpino said:

Yea, this game will be cool.

I want them to have Skull Kid from Majora's Mask.

It would also be cool if they had Young link, except he could transform into his other mask forms from Majora's Mask.

Chrisfly798

#10

Chrisfly798 said:

i hope silver the hedgehog,mighty the armadillo,zeckrom,and Spyro are in the 3ds version. MOSTLY SILVER THE HEDGOHOG (favorite video game character)

Chrisfly798

#11

Chrisfly798 said:

i bet its online play its gonna be my favorite video game.E3 says it releases 2013 holiday or between 2014

Gilius

#14

Gilius said:

@josephgee, Not really. Just the outlining is what fractured the game a little. If there's an option that can remove the outlining, that'd make my day.

MrMario02

#17

MrMario02 said:

I hope for:
1. An awesome full-motion intro like in melee.
2. An awesome fighting team.
3. Golden sun!!!!

Benjelo

#18

Benjelo said:

At the convention right after the release date they should have a wii set up and say anyone who could beat tabuu on insane difficulty gets a free 3ds Super smash bros.

MrMario02

#19

MrMario02 said:

I have an idea for SSB4 on 3DS. There should be an option that allows you to view things relative to your character.

Benjelo

#21

Benjelo said:

Sonic is prob going to be in this one. Nintendo only recently got their relationship with SEGA. Don't worry I'm 86.442865% certain sonic will make the 3ds roster.

Benjelo

#25

Benjelo said:

@Trippinator
Yea but honestly I don't really care about the graphics as long as its not like... pixilated... the most important part is the gameplay.

Lasermaster123

#28

Lasermaster123 said:

@MrMario02
I totally agree with your options. I would like to put more focus on the number 3 option as other people already want the other 2 options :D Isaac for Golden Sun in Smash Bros.!

Hucho

#32

Hucho said:

In my recommendations to adds from classics to new characters here's my list: classics: Yoshi,Marth,Meta knight(balance),Luigi,Zelda,Captain Falcon,King Dedede,Diddi Kong,Ness,Ice Climbers.(10) newcomers:Chrom,Lyn,Palutena,Magnus,Shulk,Krystal,Mewtwo old/new, Bowser jr., Rosalina,Ghirarim or Demise,Mii,Little Mac, King K. Rool, if metroid would add one i would say dark samus since it can have different movesets than samus has long both don't have same attack it wont count has clones(14) I keep hearing rumors between Sonic and Bayonetta of an idea on being on the game im not sure if their in but ill id prefer Bayonetta since there not alot of females in the game and her movesets will make her different and also since she's been revived by Nintendo maybe smash could hopefully got an idea to make her a chance to adding her to the roster. in my total of 13 that are announce plus the classics i said are 10 and added of newcomers are 14 and if the rumor is true about bringing sonic or adding bayonetta its 1+ soo that makes a roster of 38 characters which depends if the game would have dlc hopefully if its free.

FaucetRunner

#39

FaucetRunner said:

The fact tha mega man and villager are in, make me happy! The fact that wii fit trainer is in makes me wanna fart a wii u and then smash it on the ground....

Gatson45

#40

Gatson45 said:

Lucus and Ike from brawl would be nice those are my two mains(characters I use a lot on brawl)

IGA2000

#41

IGA2000 said:

AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

X500mph

#42

X500mph said:

i have head many suggestions from people in my life such as Glover, Goku, and yes even the great sword hunter from mh3u. i would like to see a return with the assist trophies and a few things inspired by capcom and nintendo game such as mh3u. but one true thing, and i beg of you sakurai, the one and only thing that any sane, i repeat, SANE (fricken people asking for people not even from nintendo. fricken master chief) ssb lover really wants is a custom created character with the ability to be set up with any thing from any character in the ssb series. that is what we truely want. complete customixation of every action the charater can do. and custom entrance. if you can find it in your heart to grant us this one dire wish, we will be eternally greatful. Gratias vobis Sakurai tempore. ego quam vos can utor in nostrum auxilium petant: hoc enim unum vel maxime cupere rei.

HeroOfHyrule

#44

HeroOfHyrule said:

Want it. Need it. Have to have it.
But also, I'm hoping Sonic is re-invited... Hopefully with more Sonic characters this time but I guess I'm mostly hoping he wasn't forgotten this round.

Kirby3ds

#45

Kirby3ds said:

i am RIDICULOUSLY pumped for this game mainly cause i don't have a Wii u and the first thing i thought when i thought about SSB 4 was: aw crud i don't have a Wii u. finally HAL listens! i am worried that they might hinder the 3ds version in some way so that people will still die for the Wii u version. what if you could be your mii for a character?

FordGuy

#49

FordGuy said:

I'm so getting this. I've never owned a Smash Bros. title in the past, so I'm really looking forward to this! If Nintendo makes 3,000 delays like with FNS3D, I'm gonna be really mad.

Ay-Luigi

#50

Ay-Luigi said:

@adrian123 : The graphics are awesome..you sound crazy.. You got to appreciate the work they put into that game, and the gameplay looks like its going to be veeery smooth

NintendoPro64

#51

NintendoPro64 said:

This might sound sadistic, but if I were Nintendo, I'd delay the 3DS version 2 weeks or so. Let's face it. The Wii U needs this game more. :(

Furik

#53

Furik said:

One of my most anticipated titles for the 3DS. Finally, i'll be able to play a SSB title on the go! April can't come soon enough!

thePOTTYgamer

#55

thePOTTYgamer said:

I want spyro, pacman, or maxwell (scribblenauts) next. Maby steve from mc but i highly dought hell make it

Benjelo

#56

Benjelo said:

I want to get this game but not sure whether to get it on wii u or on 3ds. I need more funds... Which one do you guys want to get? considering we are on the 3ds versions site i'm guessing most of you are going to say 3ds.

davers00

#67

davers00 said:

I'm honestly so disappointed that it is only going to come out in October. I leave oversees and literally ZERO video games come out there. I am in the States all summer and was really looking forward to picking it up and literally playing the hell out of it. October is not summer but at least I can get it on christmas. #firstworldproblems

Ibrahim77X

#68

Ibrahim77X said:

October 3rd? Sakurai! You told me it will come out in summer! :( Oh well, at it's closer to my birthday now.

BSFsontails1012

#69

BSFsontails1012 said:

@Ibrahim77X
I know right! I'm upset about that, but the effort they're putting is TREMENDOUSLY amazing. Also, Japan gets it Sept. 13!!! Luck for them while we wait 20 more days :( I may not make it with my hype.

-TheBlueGamer-

#70

-TheBlueGamer- said:

Can someone please tell me if there is going to be a custom color or design job for the 3DS when it comes out? I'm thinking about buying 4 for my friends who have played since the First One. :/

-TheBlueGamer-

#71

-TheBlueGamer- said:

@TantXL The new smash for ads removed any kind of character switching, so pokemon trainer got kicked. However, Charizard will stay and they are going to add a new pokemon too.

mushroomer

#72

mushroomer said:

i have a new opponent.

this dude.. the R.C. Pro AM!!!! classic nintendo game with potential for cool RC cars to appear

TheSwagMaster98

#73

TheSwagMaster98 said:

Nintendo's Hype Train: Everyone
Sony's Hype Train: No One
Microsoft's Hype Train: Just One Drunk Squirrel Named Conker

Jacknoir12

#76

Jacknoir12 said:

Is anyone kind enough to give me a super smash bros. brawl 3ds north america download code for the demo. I would really really appreciate it. My email is andreshung10@gmail.com . Please and thank you

drknexes

#78

drknexes said:

pls i want a us code my email ibrahimtangara6@gmail.com and thank you if you gave me one. my friend code is 2165-7012-3857 give me your friend code too :)

hikingmudkip6

#84

hikingmudkip6 said:

I do love this game, but I wish Roy was in it. Also, squirtle and ivysaur along with Mewtwo? Just a thought. Game & Watch could be taken out along with ROB?

Caspdr2000

#85

Caspdr2000 said:

What do you think about Kamek in the series?
But why are the Ice Climbers gone? I hope for an update for them.
I'm all excited because you now can take Super Smash Bros. to vacation if you're bored, just have your 3DS with you!

Aznper30

#86

Aznper30 said:

Did you know when you vs 3 dr.mario as villiger and the yell out the name nana and popo? or whatever the boys name was.

Aznper30

#87

Aznper30 said:

Plus YAY MEWTWO IS BACK!!! but next time do a update that has young link and roy. PLZ DO THAT IM BEGING YOU.

oruchimae

#88

oruchimae said:

This is proper ergent!
You know the join nintendo club code you get when you buy a game . I accidently threw all mine away and i need one . Plz can someone send me a code :'(

Aznper30

#89

Aznper30 said:

comon plz make a update that has roy more maps and stuff. how come the wii u version has to be better. make the update like thats equal to the wii u version.

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