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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (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?) (often called Super Smash Bros. 4 (SSB4Sm4shSmash 4, and SSBWU/3DS) is a Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game. It was developed by Namco Bandai Games Inc. and Sora, and was published by Nintendo. It's officially confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS is the fourth version, and the Wii U is the fifth version in the series since the two latest games bring the total up to five Smash Bros. games.[1]

Characters

Captain Falcon character portrait

The playable character from the F-Zero series is Captain Falcon. He appears in both versions as a starter character,

amiibo

amiibo are part of a new system introduced in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, that uses near field communication (NFC) through special figurines of the respective characters, that can be bought separately. Through this, players bring the characters to the game as FPs (Figure Players), which can level up and be customized, learning more as they improve and interact with the Human Player, Computer Player, and other Figure Players. amiibo level up and learn faster by;

  • Having it play on someonelse's Nintendo 3DS and/or Wii U system.
  • Losing in Stock Battles.
  • Playing against different fighters (very important).
  • Making it fight against other amiibo, (Including FP fighters that have aggresive A.I) Examples; Lucas, Lucina, Fox, Ness and so on.
  • Letting your amiibo get free attacks on you sometimes so that it understands a specific attack better, so it may use it more effectively or in some cases, you should use a certain attack repeatedly so that your amiibo may learn it. Example; Teaching a Zero Suit Samus amiibo to use her Up Special to K.O opponents.
  • Use the same fighter as the amiibo you're playing against.

Stages

Two new stages from the F-Zero series have appeared, one in the Nintendo 3DS version and one in the Wii U version.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Mute City - The stage consists of a racer below acting as a platform, flanked by two floating platforms at slightly different elevations swaying to and fro above it. 

Wii U

  • Port Town Aero Drive - The main platform for this stage zooms along the track, stopping randomly in several locations, each of which has its own unique terrain. Sometimes, the platform will even separate completely from the track.

Assist Trophies

Returning Assist Trophies

Trailer

  • A trailer for the announcement of Robin and Lucina and Captain Falcon's return was shown on July 14th, 2013.

Trivia

  • This game was announced at E3 2011 but development didn't start until after the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising in 2012 and no characters, stages or gameplay were shown until E3 2013, a full 2 years after the first announcement.
  • This is the first Smash Bros. to have online support through patching in order to balance characters and other mechanics.
  • This is the first game in the series to feature downloadable content (I.E. Mewtwo).
  • The 3DS and Wii U versions have different stages: the 3DS having stages primarily from handheld games, while the Wii U having stages mainly from console games.
  • The 3DS and Wii U versions will not have cross-platform play due to the use of different stages in each version. However players can transfer their Amiibos to both versions.
  • Sakurai stated that in the 3DS version, outlines are placed around the character so it can be easy to see them from far away. The thickness of the outlines can be increased, decreased or even removed.
  • In the 3DS version, stages only have two varying musical pieces, whereas in the Wii U version, the My Music function from Brawl will return.
  • The 3DS version was supposed to release in summer but it was delayed to October 3. This makes it the 2nd Smash game in a row to be delayed.
  • This is the first game in the series to keep entirely similar character models from a previous game (Brawl) with a texture retouch (for example Mario, Fox, Luigi, Sonic, Pikachu, Link, Donkey Kong, Peach, Zelda, Lucario etc.).
    • Notable exceptions include Marth, Ike, and Samus.
  • As shown in the E3 2013 with Masahiro Sakurai playing as Mega Man against another player playing as Mario in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U demo play, the victory animation for Mega Man (and therefore for every character) would've been the original one, but it was evidently changed as shown in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational when the match ended, this may be because the original one lacks the background characters clapping/cheering for you and the Results Screen.
  • This game has introduced more playable villain and female characters than any previous Smash game.
  • This is the first installment in the series since the original game to not receive a T ESRB rating, as both versions of the game appear to have a E10+ rating, according to the official site.
  • This is the first game in the series where Mario has a Waluigi palette.
  • This is the first game where Luigi, Lucario, Toon Link, Marth, Jigglypuff, Ganondorf, and Sonic are starter characters (as they were all unlockables in their previous appearances).
  • This is the first game where a veteran character who was a starter character in his first appearance becomes an unlockable player, being Wario.
  • This is the first game to push the Nintendo 3DS to its maximum power during use, disabling use of Miiverse while the game is running.
  • This is the first game in the series to feature a playable female villain, Wendy O. Koopa.
  • The Wii U version is the first Smash game where the entire cast of the original Super Smash Bros. are Starters.
  • The 3DS version is also the first Smash game to be released on a handheld.
  • This is the first game in the series to not introduce any new playable characters from the Legend of Zelda universe or the Star Fox universe).
  • If you register both games on Club Nintendo by January 2015 you get a free CD.
  • So far; Wii Fit Trainer and Duck Hunt are the only characters to have a stage in one version, but not in the other version.
    • Wii Fit Trainer and Duck Hunt both only have a stage in the Wii U Version.
  • The Wii U and 3DS version have a difference in unlocking characters.
    • In the 3DS version, Jigglypuff, Bowser Jr.., Ganondorf and Ness are unlockable characters. In the Wii U version, those four characters are starter characters.
  • This is the first game to be released on two consoles.
  • This is the first game in the series to have characters be brought back after missing one game (i.e. Dr. Mario and Mewtwo).
  • This is the second game in the series to have third-party characters.

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