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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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Nintendo 3DS North American boxart
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Wii U North American boxart
Developer(s) Sora Ltd.
Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Wii U
Release date Nintendo 3DS
Japan September 13, 2014
Germany October 2, 2014[1]
USA October 3, 2014
Europe October 3, 2014
Australia October 4, 2014

Nintendo eShop
Germany October 3, 2014[1]

Wii U
Holiday 2014

Genre Fighting
Rating(s) Nintendo 3DS
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 12.svg - Twelve years and older
Wii U
ESRB:ESRB RP.PNG - Rating Pending
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
USK:USK Rating Pending.png - Rating pending
Mode(s) Single player
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Wii U:
Nintendo 3DS:

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are both versions of the upcoming fourth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series being developed by Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai Games.[2] Each version has a different release date due to the time that it will take to finish each one.[3] The Nintendo 3DS version will come first, with the Wii U version set to be released later in 2014.


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U has some similarities and differences from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as differences between the two versions. Final Smashes and Footstool Jumping features make a return, while the "tripping" mechanic has been removed[4]. The games' Adventure Mode will also be significantly different than The Subspace Emissary.[5] The pace of battles has also been stated to be in between Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Both games will have the same roster of playable characters in order to keep them consistent, but the movesets and animations of returning characters will go through a larger amount of change than the returning characters did from the transition of Super Smash Bros. Melee to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with many returning characters being shown with completely new moves, and some appear to be getting significantly altered (such as Bowser). Returning characters are also getting a significant amount of buffing, including higher tier characters like Lucario. Aesthetic wise, the games are much more stylized and visually intense than previous entries, with the overall colors being bolder and brighter and many elements having been redone to stand out more.


It has also been stated that players will be able to send customized fighters from one version to the other.[6] Players can customize fighter's special attacks with one of three variations for each; the Mii Fighters and Palutena, however, have different attack types rather than customizable moves, and customizable moves cannot be used in With Anyone online. Players can also equip items to fighters to increase specific attributes (attack, defense, or speed) while sacrificing others. Up to three items can be equipped at a time.[7] It has been confirmed that there will be other elements that connect the two versions of the game, though said elements have not been revealed.[8]

Nintendo 3DS version

The main menu of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

For the Nintendo 3DS version, which is the first Super Smash Bros. game on a handheld, the fighters are given outlines during matches so as to be seen easier on-screen. The size of these outlines can be adjusted, as well as be completely removed. When playing a team match, the color of the characters' outlines match that of their team[9]. This version will feature stages with a bigger focus on handheld games, and is planned to run at 60 frames per second even when using the stereoscopic 3D; the Assist Trophy and Pokémon characters, however, have been stated to run at 30 frames per second.[8] The bottom screen displays the character's icons and damage percentages, and tapping one of the icons highlights that character.[10]

The game will require 2.1 GB (17,300 blocks) of memory on an SDHC Card, if downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.[11]

Smash Run

A new mode; Smash Run, has been confirmed to be a Nintendo 3DS-exclusive mode, strongly resembling the City Trial mode from Kirby Air Ride while including elements of the Subspace Emissary mode from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In this mode, players travel in a large maze-like map, fighting enemies from both Nintendo games and from Super Smash Bros. games, such as Magikoopas, Chandelure, Goombas, Shy Guys, and Kremlings. While fighting, players can collect several items similar to patches. These patches can increase attack power, special attack power, jumping, or movement speed. After five minutes, players are shown the stats of their attacks, courtesy of the patches they collected, and they are pitted in several modes, similar to the Stadiums from City Trial. The players then must fulfill certain conditions to win the game.[8]

Wii U version

The Wii U version has been confirmed to not make use of the GamePad's touch screen during gameplay. This version has also been announced to be compatible with the upcoming amiibo NFC figurines. Using these figures allows players to have the figure's character appear in the game and fight, either with or against the player or against each other.[12] Every time an amiibo competes in battle they increase their level and battle stats[13], the highest level being fifty[14]. Their moves are also customizable.[13]

Online Play

Both versions of the game are to feature online play similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl in that players from all over the world can face others in matches. When playing with friends, players can customize the rules to their liking. When not playing with friends, two basic modes are available for play: For Fun and For Glory. In For Fun mode, players can battle on any of the stages except Final Destination with any rules, the stages being picked at random; only victories are recorded in this mode. In For Glory mode, players can only play on the "Final Destination" versions of stages, without items. One-on-one matches are possible in this mode, and both victories and losses are recorded.

In addition, rather than have an online leaderboard, the games will make use of a different type of ranking system, called "Global Smash Power". When playing in single player, the player's score determines their Global Smash Power, which is used to determine how strong the player is compared to others around the world.

Playable characters

Due to limitations with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, certain characters from the previous installments in the series might be cut from the rosters of both versions in order to keep them consistent.[3] So far, 37 characters have been confirmed, consisting of 26 veterans and 11 newcomers. Unlike previous games in the series, with the removal of in-game transformations, Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, and Charizard are now standalone characters.


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Mario[4] Mario Emblem.png
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Peach[17] Mario Emblem.png
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Bowser[4] Mario Emblem.png
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Link[4] Zelda Emblem.png
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Sheik[20] Zelda Emblem.png
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Samus[4] Metroid Emblem.png
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Yoshi[23] Yoshi Emblem.png
Kirby[4] Kirby Emblem.png
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Meta Knight[24] Kirby Emblem.png
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King Dedede[25] Kirby Emblem.png
Fox[4] StarFox Emblem.png
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Charizard[26] Pokemon Emblem.png
Lucario SSB4 Artwork.png
Lucario[27] Pokemon Emblem.png
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Captain Falcon[28] F-Zero Emblem.png
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Marth[29] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Ike[30] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Pit[4] KidIcarus Emblem.png
Olimar[31] Pikmin Emblem.png
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Sonic[32] Sonic Emblem.png


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Greninja[34] Pokemon Emblem.png
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Lucina[35] FireEmblem Emblem.png
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Robin[36] FireEmblem Emblem.png
Palutena SSB4.png
Palutena[37] KidIcarus Emblem.png
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Villager[38] AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
Little Mac[39] PunchOutSymbol.png
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Other characters

Character movesets

  • F.L.U.D.D. (Mario attack)
  • Toad (Peach attack)
  • Pikmin (Olimar attack)
  • Rush (Mega Man attack)
  • Lloid (Villager attack)
  • Tom Nook (Villager's Final Smash)
  • Timmy and Tommy Nook (Villager's Final Smash)
  • Navi (Link taunt)
  • Phantom (Zelda attack)
  • Gordo (King Dedede attack)
  • Mega Man X (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Mega Man Volnutt (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • MegaMan.EXE (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Star Force Mega Man/Geo Stellar (Mega Man's Final Smash)
  • Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and/or Clyde (Pac-Man attack)
  • Galaga (Pac-Man attack and taunt)
  • Mappy (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Pooka (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Don-chan (Pac-Man taunt)
  • Chrom (Robin's Final Smash)

Stage cameos

Stage bosses

Smash Run enemies

Mario series

Donkey Kong series

The Legend of Zelda series

Metroid series

Yoshi series

Kirby series

Pokémon series

Ice Climber

Kid Icarus series

Pikmin series

Rhythm Heaven series

Find Mii

Sonic the Hedgehog series

Mega Man series

Pac-Man series

Super Smash Bros. series


According to Masahiro Sakurai, both versions of the game will feature different stages, with a few exceptions. So far, 43 stages (24 for the 3DS version, and 19 for the Wii U version) have been confirmed. The Wii U version will mostly feature stages based on games released on home consoles, while the 3DS version will mostly feature stages based on games released on handheld systems.[4] In the Nintendo 3DS version, each stage has only two tracks that can play, whereas the Wii U version will have a comprehensive list similar to My Music from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Additionally, most of the stages in both versions feature a "Final Destination" variation in addition to the normal one, being a flat course with no obstacles or other platforms.

Nintendo 3DS

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3D Land[8] (from Super Mario 3D Land) Mario Emblem.png
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Rainbow Road[8] (from Mario Kart 7) Mario Emblem.png
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A stage based on the Paper Mario series.[56] Mario Emblem.png
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Wii U

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The Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault.[59] StarFox Emblem.png
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The Kalos Pokémon League from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.[8] Pokemon Emblem.png
Coliseum[60] (from the Fire Emblem series) FireEmblem Emblem.png
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Windy Hill[8] (from Sonic Lost World) Sonic Emblem.png
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Wily Castle[8] (from Mega Man 2) MegaMan Emblem.png
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A stage based on Pac-Land. Pac-ManEmblem.png


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are confirmed to have some new items. It is unknown if all the items will be available in both versions or some will be available in a certain version, just like the stages.

Normal items

So far, 75 items, 25 of which are new, are set to appear.

New items

Returning items

Assist Trophies

In the games, half of the confirmed Assist Trophies are new: 31 are set to appear, of which 16 are new.

New Assist Trophies

Returning Assist Trophies


Just like the Assist Trophies, Nintendo has implemented the use of Pokémon: of 30 different species, 18 are new. This set of Pokémon will feature more focus on the fifth and sixth generations, but will still feature Pokémon from previous generations.

New Pokémon

Returning Pokémon


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū
Great Battle Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Spanish Super Smash Bros. para Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
French (NOA) Super Smash Bros. pour Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
French (NOE) Super Smash Bros. pour Nintendo 3DS et Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Dutch Super Smash Bros. voor Nintendo 3DS en Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
German Super Smash Bros. für Nintendo 3DS und Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Italian Super Smash Bros. per Nintendo 3DS e Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU
Portuguese (NOE) Super Smash Bros. para a Nintendo 3DS e a Wii U Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U
Russian Super Smash Bros. для Nintendo 3DS и Wii U
Super Smash Bros. dlya Nintendo 3DS i Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Chinese 任天堂明星大亂鬥3DS/WiiU
Rèntiāntáng Míngxīng Dàluàndòu 3DS / Wii U
Nintendo Stars: Smash Bros. 3DS / Wii U

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