Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS is now just days away in Japan, so it's a short matter of time before full — official — details around the roster, stages and modes are available.

Masahiro Sakurai is likely to remain the source of some final reveals, with the Director's Room Miiverse community no doubt planned to lead the way. The past week alone brought some interesting details, from minor but neat touches such as outfit colour variations to closer looks at features such as the Stadium mode menu.

You can find those posts from last week, along with their rather tasty details, below — click on the date heading to visit the posts in question and give them a Yeah.

1st September

2nd September

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!!


3rd September

…And here she is in the color schemes of the Gravity Suit from Metroid Prime, Green Samus (a regular in the Smash series), the Light Suit, and Dark Samus. A total of eight colors.


You can choose between four male and four female Villagers to play with. The designs for their faces and clothes are different. And here are the four Villagers we haven't shown you yet.


4th September

Those red things in the picture are called danger zones, and if you touch one, you'll get penalized by respawning farther back in the stage!! The danger zones disappear after someone else touches them, so fighters following those in the lead will have an advantage. You can still find speed boosts throughout the stage, so it'll be a heated battle 'till the end!!

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Here's another final battle called "Climb!" Obviously, those that can jump or fly higher will have the advantage, but they also have to avoid the danger zones!! It gets pretty challenging if you've boosted your speed too much, as well. Everyone really gets into this when playing multiplayer.

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5th September

This is what you see after you click on Games & More. There are many modes to choose from. There's the Options button, too.


Futhermore, this is what the screen looks like after you click on Solo. In the Stadium, you can find the Home-Run Contest, various Multi-Man Smash challenges, and Target Blast!


Plenty to consider this time — let us know which are your favourite posts in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (179 votes)

Riki lends his undoubted strength and power to Shulk's cause


Pac-Man and Mario show their age in the All-Star lineup


Shulk gears up to tackle the All-Stars


Samus models some of her most famous suits


Samus models MORE iconic outfits


Four Villagers answer the call, number 4 wants to do YMCA


Pac-Man gets a head start on Yoshi in 'Run!'


Yoshi dodges some danger zones


Mario and DK work on their jumping reverse pirouettes


It's the front user interface, and it sure is pretty


Games & More offers a variety of modes


There are four options in the single player area


Um, I can't decide


I don't like any of them


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