Super Smash Bros 4 Release Date News Nintendo 3DS Details: Donkey Kong Special Ability 'Storm Punch' And Custom Move Set Revealed

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 20, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS details will keep coming from Nintendo ahead of the staggered release of both versions, even after all the excitement from E3.

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The title will be out for 3DS on October 3, as Nintendo announced at the gaming conference, and this holiday season on Wii U. A specific release date for the console version will likely be forthcoming as winter approaches, but Nintendo has plenty of time to make that announcement.

Several new characters and other details were revealed at E3 as expected, including the unveiling of Lady Palutena, Pac-man, Mr. Game & Watch, and the Mii Fighters. Even after these major announcements, though, series director Masahiro Sakurai will continue to give us comparatively smaller details through the official site in the form of a daily picture update.

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Today's post reveals one of Donkey Kong's special moves, the ranged attack seen in the image above. Sakurai also explains it's one of many moves you can choose from to customize his skill set--not just the Mii Fighters will have multiple special attack options. Here's his description:

"Here's Donkey Kong's third standard special attack, Storm Punch!! Thanks to the customization options, each fighter is stocked with 12 different special moves. The number of attacks is pretty appalling."

Having a plethora of special moves to choose from for a character is definitely a new addition to the series, and should make battles even more interesting. Keep checking back for more Smash Bros. news each day, where we'll hopefully see new character reveals or a Wii U release date.

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