'Super Smash Bros 4' Release Date News Nintendo 3DS: 'Pong'-like Classic Game System Revealed As Assist Trophy [SCREEN]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 15, 2014 10:34 AM EDT
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The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS details keep coming from Nintendo, ahead of the staggered releases of both versions while we wait for specific launch dates.

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We know the title will be out this summer on 3DS, and most likely this winter on Wii U, but it's seeming increasingly likely that we'll have to wait for this June's E3 for the exact release date.

What we will consistently see are daily updates from Nintendo on the game's official site. The last significant info drop came from a Nintendo Direct, below, which revealed several new characters and details. While the daily posts don't give as many details as that video did, rest assured that series director Masahiro Sakurai will show us something new from Super Smash Bros. with every update.

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Like many times before, the series director has chosen to reveal a new assist trophy, this one from a very old game. I would tell you the title's background myself, but Sakurai does a great job in his accompanying description, which includes an extra comment today:

"Pic of the day. The unexpected Assist Trophy, the TV-Game 15! Color TV-Game 15 is a home entertainment system that was released in 1977 in Japan before the release of Space Invaders. This is the oldest game to join the Smash Bros. series.

"Normally, controllers for these types of games had knobs with variable resistors--these allowed the players to control in-game movement by how far they twisted the knobs. The TV-Game 15 used microswitches instead. We've worked a little too hard to reenact the behavior of the original, so the paddles always move in linear paths with the same, consistent speed. We pay attention to such peculiar details!"

Keep checking back for more Super Smash Bros. news ahead of E3, which will hopefully include an early specific release date announcement.

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