Over the last month we have seen a few details come to the surface regarding one of Nintendo’s most successful first party titles, Super Smash Bros. One of the areas that most people will be curious about is the multiplayer modes available, in this much loved battle royale of Nintendo characters.
Local multiplayer mode, which made the game so fun and popular in the first place will return (Yeah, it may be hard to believe but people actually used to play together sitting in the same room and use the same TV and the same console!).
As well as this, Super Smash Bros. on both the Wii U and 3DS will include online multiplayer. Online multiplayer will come in two forms: social and competitive play, which have been re-branded as ‘For fun‘ and ‘For glory‘ respectively.
During ‘For fun‘, players will be able to play online against other players around the world in random stages. Matches will include all items (power ups) that can be used to help give players the upper hand. The only statistic recorded during this mode will be the players victories for others to see.
The ‘For glory‘ mode is where hardcore players will ultimately find themselves drifting towards, looking for the ultimate challenge. While facing off against your opponents, no items will be activated and these matches will take place in ‘Final Destination’ versions of certain stages (Final Destination versions of stages are a simple, flat version of certain stages, which have no stage hazards or platforms). Players wins and losses are tracked and recorded during this mode.
A multiplayer mode exclusive to the 3DS has also been announced called ‘Smash Run‘. The Smash Run mode will pit up to four players against one another in two stages. The first takes place in a maze type area, which will have players fighting to survive against various characters of the Nintendo world, who will drop various power ups and items. These power ups and items are then used to customise your character in the second stage, which is a typical Smash Bros. face-off.
Prepare for some serious competitive fun later this year when Super Smash Bros. is released on the 3DS this Summer and on the Wii U this Winter.
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