Updated: Charizard and Greninja revealed as playable, Zero Suit Samus, Sheik and Yoshi return; Super Smash Bros. 3DS releases this Summer

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 8, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. PDT

Updated again: The final portion of the Nintendo Direct feed revealed that Charizard and Greninja will be the two newest playable characters.

Sakurai revealed that Zero Suit Samus and Sheik will return as separate playable characters on the roster. He noted that no characters will be able to change form in this iteration of Smash Bros. (i.e. Samus/Zero Suit Samus and Zelda/Sheik). Yoshi is also returning as a playable character.

Earlier: Series creator Masahiro Sakurai stated during the Nintendo Direct stream that Super Smash Bros. 3DS will be released this Summer. The Wii U version will be released at a later date, some time during the Winter of this year.

According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will run at 60 FPS. He notes that some of the Pokemon will move at 30 FPS, but the characters will always run at 60.

Additionally, the 3DS version stages will each have two themes. The Wii U version will differ in that it will let you choose between a ton of past Smash themes.


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Hit the jump for more details from the Nintendo Direct feed, and the stream archive.

More Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS info


• The Wii U version will have online play, like Brawl.
- Sakurai recommends using a LAN adapter for online on Wii U.

• You can play with friends online, or choose to play in 2 other modes: For Fun and For Glory mode.

• There will be no ranking for online mode, but there will be a form of match making.

• 3DS has online multiplayer as well. Requires stable connection.

• Many people played on Final Destination, now many stages have a Final Destination like platform.

• Global Smash Power is a new ranking system,

• All characters that used to change forms, no longer do.

• Custom move sets have been revealed, and you can only use them against friends online or locally.

• A new game mode will be available only on 3DS called, Smash Run. This is a battle game of up to 4 players where you search a dungeon-like stage for power ups. After a 5 min time limit the powered up fighters compete in a free-for-all.

• Temporary bans will be handed out to players who:

- Start a match and don't play.
- Relentlessly target an individual player.
- Repeatedly self-destruct.
- Frequently drop from the match.
- Cheat.

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