Nintendo Teases Story Mode in ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated January 20th, 2014 at 11:22 am,

Super Smash Bros Story Mode

Every weekday shines light on a little bit of additional information pertaining to the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, courtesy of the games’ official website, and a plethora of details (be them minor or major) have been revealed thus far. Everything from new combatants and stages to moves and Assist Trophies have been confirmed through the site, and now what appears to be the first ever glimpse at the games’ single-player mode has surfaced.

Hailing from the 3DS version of Smash, the screenshot itself doesn’t give fans a great look at what to expect from the revamped story mode, but franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai claims it will not be the same as Subspace Emissary mode. Largely, the only reason gamers have been able to establish that the picture is from the single-player campaign is because of a brief description offered by Sakurai in Nintendo’s MiiVerse.

“Pic of the day. Where am I……?? To be clear, the new Super Smash Bros. games does not feature a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

Super Smash Bros Single Player Campaign Screenshots

Judging solely on the screenshot, it appears that platforming portions will be making their triumphant return in the new games, although they will not be accompanied by the cinematic cutscenes that Subspace Emissary featured so prominently. What’s less obvious about the new pic, however, is which game the location is based off of — provided it’s based on an existing IP at all.

There have been forests in nearly every Nintendo game to date, so it’s very challenging to derive the origin of the level, but the Big N should be providing gamers with more details in the very near future. For now, fans are going to speculate about what the single-player component of Game Rant‘s most anticipated fighting game may end up being like, as well as which characters they’ll be able to play through it as after the games hits store shelves later this year.


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Source: MiiVerse

TAGS: 3DS, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Wii U

  • COREY_1993

    my most anticipated fighting game is Guilty Gear Xrd. just watch that trailer and your eyes will bleed! its so fu*king awesome XD.

    i enjoyed melees story for what its worth. it was a good way to get used to the controls and use a variety of character that you would probably not use. i am a massive fighting game fan and story doesnt appeal me for the genre. i play because i love fighting games but it is nice to get a story but i wont be upset if it doesnt come.

    • COREY_1993

      i meant brawl story

  • Daniel Carlson

    eh.. It doesnt sound that exciting. The subspace emissary was fun because you only had to go through it ONCE to unlock all the characters. I dont want it to turn into another melee where i have to complete the 40 minute story mode at 60+ times to unlock all the characters. that pissed me off about melee and i left a good few characters ‘locked’ because i didnt care to run the SAME level again and again and again and again and again and have nothing change.

  • Silver Hammer Maxwell

    “Although they will not be accompanied by cinematic cutscenes that Subspace Emissary featured so prominantly.”

    That’s a shame, I actually really enjoyed all the cinematic cutscenes. It made the story mode feel like…well…much more of a story.

    • Riley Little

      I feel the same way. There wasn’t any dialogue but it was cool to see the characters interacting with one another.

  • Jayson

    I really wish they had story for me that was the best part of Super Smash Bros Brawl