Japanese 3DS gamers have cause for excitement ahead of this weekend's launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as a broadcast has been confirmed for the game on NicoNico — it's taking place on 12th September at 3am Pacific / 6am Eastern / 11am UK / noon CET / 7pm Japan; that's just hours before the game launches in Nintendo's homeland.

Not much detail is given on the information page, though it does suggest that a new character and mode will be included in the demonstration — whether these details will have been released by Nintendo prior to the broadcast or if they'll be genuine exclusives is unknown. Either way, it's the final chance for some pre-launch hype in Japan.

You need to register on NicoNico in order to watch, and we'll we tuning in and reporting any exciting reveals here on Nintendo Life. Will you be watching?

[via live.nicovideo.jp, neogaf.com]