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'Super Smash Bros 4' Wii U and 3DS E3 2014 plans revealed by Nintendo

Super leaf in 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS
Super leaf in 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Nintendo has revealed some of their plans for the upcoming E3 2014 event in regards to "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Dual Shockers on April 29, the publisher is providing a somewhat unique way to showcase the crossover fighting game. A tournament has been announced to commemorate the releases of both versions.

16 participants will be invited by Nintendo to play "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U. Although the specific date and time has not yet been revealed, the competition has been confirmed to be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The publisher also did not reveal how the competitors are going to be selected although they should be "highly skilled."

Although the "Super Smash Bros" series is not consider a traditional fighting franchise, "Super Smash Bros Melee" is among one of the most popular titles that is still being played in competitive tournaments. However, slower speed and the addition of random tripping drove some of the hardcore players away from "Super Smash Bros Brawl." Based on the aforementioned event, Nintendo seems to targeting competitive players again with the upcoming "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS.

Along with the E3 2014 plans, the company also talked a little bit about the super leaf item that originated from the "Super Mario Bros" series. When picked up, the player will transform into a raccoon-like variant with the ability to float in mid-air by pressing the jump button. The development teams are also trying to implement an attack option for the tail anatomy. You can find the screen showing the super leaf item from the official Facebook page of the "Super Smash Bros" franchise with the image located near the top of this article.

"Super Smash Bros 4" for 3DS is expected to come out in the summer of this year while E3 2014 will take place from June 10 through June 12. The release of "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U is slated for further down the road as the console version won't be launching until the winter. Nintendo is the publisher behind both aforesaid versions. The pre-order page from Amazon can be visited in the next link: “Super Smash Bros 4.”