Last night on Miiverse, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai highlighted the Nintendo 3DS version’s Spectator mode.

 

“This is the World Status you can see in Spectator mode,” Sakurai posted, along with the screenshot above. “The game isn’t released yet so the map looks pretty plain now, but I wonder what it’ll look like once it’s out? Also, this is where you can see all sorts of stats being tallied up. In Group play and Spectator mode, you can see characters you haven’t unlocked yet, so watch out if you don’t want to be spoiled.”

 

“Even if you don’t want to be spoiled, it might be wise to select the Online option at least once before you start the game,” Sakurai advised in a follow-up comment. “Your Global Smash Power won’t appear until the first time you connect to the internet.”

 

“Not only that, but there could potentially be a patch available that can resolve potential issues, like the one being released now for the Japanese version of the game.” “For the package version, updates can be pre-downloaded to your system even before you purchase the game, so make sure you look out for them.”

 

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS is out in Japan this week. The game will be released in North America and Europe on October 3rd.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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