We know Nintendo’s been working on a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise for Nintendo 3DS, but we haven’t seen or heard anything specific about the game since its announcement other than that Namco-Bandai will be teaming up with Masahiro Sakurai to help with development on the new cross-platform 3DS/Wii U entry. However, with our first real glimpse at the game just around the corner at the incoming E3 2013 show, Nintendo has listed Super Smash Bros. as “coming soon” for Nintendo 3DS.
In other news, as of tomorrow it will have been two years since the Nintendo 3DS launched in North America. Nintendo listed a number of
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· Almost all of the existing library of Nintendo DS games can be played on the Nintendo 3DS systems.
· The Nintendo eShop offers access to hundreds of new and classic 2D and 3D games, video content and more.
· Over 700 games available or on the way for Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL since launching March 27, 2011.
Only on Nintendo 3DS:
Fan and Critic Favorites:
New Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon X/Pokémon Y
Pushmo, Crashmo, Gunman Clive, Mutant Mudds, Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Ketzal’s Corridors
· Consumers can get a free digital game when they buy the Nintendo 3DS XL system and a qualifying game by April 30, 2013.
Normally I wouldn’t really read into things like this, but that they’re specifically listing games that are actually coming within the year and counting Smash Bros. among them is pretty encouraging.
That Smash Bros. is before Pokémon X & Y in a list that’s otherwise ordered chronologically? Also encouraging.
We’ll find out more about the upcoming game at E3.