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'Super Smash Bros 4' Wii U and 3DS RPG elements revealed

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

A few of the role-playing game elements have been revealed for "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Computer and Video Games on June 12, the crossover fighting game will feature several customization options. For example, most of the characters on the roster have three variations of a special attack. Mario's fireball move can be modified with an orb-like explosion or a faster firepower.

The exceptions are Mii Fighters and Palutena. Instead of having variants of the same basic special attacks, players can swap between completely different maneuvers. You can find a screen of Palutena, which came from the "Kid Icarus" series, with the image attached near the top side of this article (courtesy of the series' official Facebook webpage).

The aforementioned Mii Fighters are also fully customizable in terms of fighting styles. Players can pick between three different builds as a brawler, gunner or swordsman when building a custom character. The development teams also added new clothing options in order to provide some visual options to play with as well.

Finally, all characters can be equipped with three custom parts. Based on the equipment, the items will affect that attack, defense and speed stats. A few will also come with special abilities. These items appear randomly in the various modes of "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. The acquisition method should be similar to how collectible stickers and trophies are earned in the previously-released "Super Smash Bros Brawl."

The RPG elements won't be present when playing with random strangers online in "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. The same rule also applies to the Mii Fighters. However, the customization options will most likely be enabled while playing with friends online.

Nintendo also updated the release date plans for both versions of "Super Smash Bros 4" at E3 2014. The 3DS version is coming out first on Oct. 3 while the Wii U iteration is slated to arrive during the holiday season. Additional details should be revealed as both titles approach the planned launch windows.

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