Super Smash Bros 4 Release Date News Nintendo 3DS Details: Team Battle Character Outlines Lets You Keep Color Customization

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 22, 2014 10:26 AM EDT

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 continue to post some form of content from the upcoming titles to appease fans.

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Today's post shows off a previously unseen feature that relates to team battles. You and your teammate will be outlined in your team color to make it easier to see each player, but because of this you will be able to choose any color character you want. Sakurai explains:

"Pic of the day. In previous games in the series, if you chose the red team in a team battle, your Mario would have been red. But now you can choose any color you want! The color outlining the characters will show their team affiliation."

It's an image from the 3DS version, so it remains to be seen if the outline will also appear on the Wii U edition. It might be for the handheld only, since it's more difficult to differentiate between characters on a smaller screen. 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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