Super Smash Bros 4 News And Details: 3DS Minigame Similar To Home-Run Contest Revealed, Features Bomb With Countdown Timer [IMAGE]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Aug 01, 2014 09:39 AM EDT
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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 shows off a new minigame for the 3DS version, which looks similar to the classic Home-run Contest. This time, it features a bomb with a countdown timer as you can see in the image above--here's Sakurai's description:

"What's up with this bomb? This looks like the stadium for the Home-run Contest, but there's no bat. Once you touch the bomb, it begins to count down. Give it enough damage and launch it at the right time...then once the bomb's countdown hits zero...!!"

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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