Super Smash Bros. for 3DS launches October 3

Mii Fighter confirmed as playable character.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will launch on October 3, Nintendo announced during its E3 Digital Event this morning.

The Wii U version will launch this holiday.

Additionally, Nintendo confirmed the Mii Fighter and Palutena characters, as well as NFP figure compatibility for the game.

Mii Fighters will come in three varieties: Mii Brawlers fight empty handed and prefer to be up-close. They’re fast and powerful. Mii Swordfighters are masters of the sword, and stay cool an calm in battle. Mii Gunners have a number of different projectiles that can be shot from long range. Each type of Mii Fighter can choose four special moves from 12 options, meaning there are 36 possible combinations.

NFP figures, which was first discussed a few months back, are now known as “Amiibo.” When you touch an Amiibo to the GamePad, the character’s data is downloaded into the game that you’re playing. And the data can be sent back to the figures, as well. For example, you can have your own figure with its own unique stats and fighting style, which will appear and evolve in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Here is Nintendo’s official outline of Amiibo:

Figures of Nintendo characters can interact with multiple future Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in unique new ways, providing fresh game-play experiences and a great value for consumers with compatibility across multiple games. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love. By the end of the year, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category will inject energy into the genre. Nintendo will launch amiibo with around 10 figures. More will be launched during the holiday season and throughout 2015. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to support amiibo. Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come. A new NFC reader/writer being designed for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to launch in 2015.

View a new set of Wii U screenshots here and 3DS screenshots here. (Box art included!)

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