Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will feature an exclusive mode, titled ”Smash Run”. This is a 4-player battle game set in a dungeon-like stage filled with power-ups.
Fighters will begin the mode on an expansive battlefield, and will explore the stage in search for power-ups while defeating enemies. The time limit will be set to five minutes.
At the end of those five minutes, players will have to battle against one another using the powers they’ve gathered. Powers are divided into six categories—Speed, Jump, Attack, Special, Arms and Defense.
Director Masahiro Sakurai stated that this mode was inspired by Kirby Air Ride, a Gamecube racing game that he worked on.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available this Summer. Like the Wii U version of the game, the 3DS version will feature online multiplayer battles.