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‘Super Smash Bros 4’ Wii U and 3DS fire bar, beam sword and new stage revealed

‘Super Smash Bros 4’ for the Wii U and 3DS
‘Super Smash Bros 4’ for the Wii U and 3DS
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Some new contents were announced regarding the upcoming “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Mii Gamer on April 22, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed several new items for the crossover fighting game. One of the objects will be brought back from previous installments while the other is new to the series.

The beam sword has appeared in all three games released in the “Super Smash Bros” franchise so far and will be a part of the upcoming title. The item features a blade that uses energy, similar to the lightsabers from the “Star Wars” movies. The development team decided to modify the beam sword by adding “graduated colors” in “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. The other item is a fire bar, which is similar to the beam sword. However, it uses fireballs instead of energy as attacks. Furthermore, the weapon will be shortened after every swing.

The official Facebook page also revealed a new stage that will be exclusive to the 3DS version of “Super Smash Bros 4.” The “Balloon Fight” level uses 8-bit graphics from the classic NES video game to create a somewhat unique look. The small stage features a loop as going past the left side of the screen will lead directly to the right side and vice versa. As a result, it appears that the only ways to defeat opponents are to knock them up into the air or send them crashing down the water.

“Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U features a different set of stages when compared to “Super Smash Bros 4” for 3DS. Furthermore, Nintendo won’t be releasing both versions at the same time. Instead, the handheld game is slated for summer while the console launch won’t be due until winter. You can find a screenshot featuring the aforesaid “Balloon Fight” stage from the official Facebook page of the series with the photo embedded to the top side of this article.