Super Smash Bros 4 3DS Release Date And News: Spectator Mode World Status Revealed, Shows Active Players Around The Globe

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:50 AM EDT

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS details keep coming from Nintendo ahead of the staggered release of both versions, with the 3DS title set to hit on October 3. The Wii U version does not yet have a set release date, but is due out some time this holiday season.

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Several new characters and other details were revealed at E3 as expected, and we got to see the game in action in a live tournament. Even after these major announcements, though, series director Masahiro Sakurai continues to give us comparatively smaller details through the official site in the form of a daily picture update.

Early copies of the 3DS version have been released in Japan, with some Twitch users streaming gameplay to reveal or confirm secret characters. Nintendo will also be livestreaming eight hours of gameplay later today.

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As for the pic of the day, it focuses on a portion of Spectator Mode, shown in the image above. Here's Sakurai's description:

"This is the World Status you can see in Spectator mode. The game isn't released yet so the map looks pretty plain now, but I wonder what it'll look like once it's out? Also, this is where you can see all sorts of stats being tallied up. In Group play and Spectator mode, you can see characters you haven't unlocked yet, so watch out if you don't want to be spoiled."

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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