Super Smash Bros 3DS Release Date And News: Paper Mario Stage Revealed, Likely Exclusive To Handheld Version

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:49 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, the Mii Fighters and an appearance by Mr. Game & Watch, though he has not yet been confirmed as playable. 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 focuses on a new stage for the 3DS version based on Paper Mario. From what Sakurai has said in the past about stages for each version, it's likely that this will be exclusive to the handheld. Here's his accompanying description:

"For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, here's a Paper Mario stage! It's made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away."

Sounds like the gameplay will be impacted by the environment, unless Sakurai is just joking about winds moving the stage. Roaming or changing levels are certainly not unheard of in the series, though, so we'll have to see if that applies in this case. Keep checking back for more Super Smash Bros. news each day, where we'll hopefully see new character reveals or a Wii U release date.

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