Mystery Smash Bros. mode revealed

Evil appears in new screens of a strange trophy-fighting mode...

Super Smash Bros. Brawl has plenty of surprises in store it seems, and this is one of them: a new mystery gameplay mode that appears to allow you to fight with trophies.

Fans of the previous game will remember the several dozens of trophies that were awarded for completing certain tasks in the game. But in Melee, they were nothing more than ornamental collectibles.

Game creator, Masahiro Sakurai, only partly explains what happens in the new mode, which he files under '???' on the official site. "In this world, trophies fight," he says. "Those are the rules of this world. But... when someone... or something... breaks those rules, the world will pay a terrible price..."

Whatever he means, this mode promises to be something special because the principle of Smash Bros. is that you smash opponents off the stage - where they fall to their death - but the stadium pictured below has no edges, and so nowhere to fall. Interesting...