The competitive Super Smash Bros. community is one of the most committed in the Nintendo sphere of gaming, driving the series' popularity and value in major tournaments and keeping interest in the games alive long after release. It's a community that's had its difficult times, too, but there's much to praise and embrace - this is only exemplified further by Nintendo's eagerness to support the scene in the past 18 months.

A promising documentary series (which is likely to be free to watch) is on the way which will help those looking in from the outside learn more about this community and its best players. 'Smash 3' has been funded on Kickstarter and reached both of its stretch goals - the funding was to upgrade equipment and arrange travel to Japan to ensure that country's top players could feature in the film. The funding page has outlined a number of episodes (7 or 8 are planned) that'll cover consecutive years from 2008 and 2013; the goal is to show the competitive scene around Super Smash Bros. Brawl and then end with Smash 4 on Wii U.

You can see the successful pitch video below.

The creator's YouTube channel - Rush Hour Smash - is dedicated to the series, and the following is a rather nice video simply titled 'What is Smash Bros.?'.

We look forward to seeing how Smash 3 develops; it should be an intriguing watch.

[via kickstarter.com]