'Super Smash Bros' For 3DS Details: New 'Balloon Fight' Multiplayer Mini-Game Revealed

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 25, 2014 11:59 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 shows off what looks like a mini-game for the 3DS version based on a classic title, which you can play with friends. Here's Sakurai's accompanying description:

"Pic of the day. The all-time classic Balloon Fight returns to the modern age, now playable with four players. This is only a small piece of this jam-packed game."

The 3DS and Wii U versions of the title will have the same core gameplay, but look to be offering increasingly different side content. It's hard to argue these types of modes aren't more suited to the handheld, though, and it's good to see Nintendo creating a game tailored to each platform rather than trying to shoehorn the same one into two different systems.

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