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New character and mode confirmed for 'Super Smash Bros. 4' for Wii U and 3DS

'Super Smash Bros 4' for 3DS
'Super Smash Bros 4' for 3DS
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Another obscure character is coming to "Super Smash Bros. 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Wii U Daily on Aug. 4, the unnamed prince of the Sablé Kingdom is going to be added as an assist trophy in the crossover fighting game. The character came from "The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls," a Game Boy game that only came out in Japan. As a result, only the most hardcore Nintendo fans could have heard of the individual prior to the announcement.

In other related news, the official Facebook page of the series also introduced another new mode. The new "Super Smash Bros. 4" feature apparently combines the Home-Run Content and Target Smash modes from the previously installments. Once the player touches the bomb, the item will start to count down until it hits zero, which is going to trigger an explosion.

During the countdown, the player has to damage the bomb enough in order to soften it up. This will allow the item to travel further when launched into the air. Players should be able to achieve a high score based on the amount of targets that were hit. The new Target Blast mode will accumulate the total score for two rounds and post the results up on the global leader board. You can find a screen of the new feature near the top of this article (via the same aforesaid official Facebook website).

The Target Blast mode has only been shown for the 3DS version of "Super Smash Bros. 4" so far, which is being released on Oct. 3 in North America. It is unknown if the same feature is also being included in the Wii U game. The home console version is coming out later this winter season. Nintendo confirmed in the past that the two iterations will have some variations although the core gameplay and modes should remain the same. Both video games are being developed at Sora with production support from the third-party company, Bandai Namco Games.