'Super Smash Bros 4' For 3DS Release Date Announced, Customizable Mii Fighters Unveiled At E3 2014

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 10, 2014 12:42 PM EDT

After months of Super Smash Bros coverage, Nintendo has today revealed the release date for the 3DS version of the title during its E3 Digital Event.

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The handheld version of Super Smash Bros. will launch on October 3, with its Wii U counterpart set to release during "holiday 2014".

The Digital Event video also showed off new playable combatants, allowing you to use Mii characters in battle. It's not a traditional Mii, but rather, your Mii face will be placed on one of three fighter bodies: the Brawler, Gunner, or Swordfighter.

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Each character type fights differently, and you can actually choose which special attacks to take into battle from 36 different options, letting you create a customized character for the first time. It's an interesting way to incorporate Miis into the series, something the team wanted to do before, but didn't feel they had the right system to incorporate them.

Hopefully a release date for Wii U will be be forthcoming, but the holiday season is a way off right now. Nintendo originally said the 3DS title would launch during summer, which is certainly a stretch for what turned out to be an October release.

Regardless, the announcement was expected to come at E3 for a long time, with daily updates revealing more details about the game holding fans over until then. Stay tuned for more news from the Nintendo Digital Event, including details on Zelda and Pokemon, as well as the live Super Smash Bros. tournament being held later today.

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