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Super Smash Bros for 3DS' single-player modes detailed

Classic mode is a branching path of scalable challenges

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will offer a single-player mode with branching paths through a variety of challenges.

Classic mode on the portable version of the upcoming cross-franchise brawler pits the player against CPU opponents in one-on-one fights, team matches, and special events like 3v1-giant-sized-enemy, Nintendo revealed earlier this week.

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The game will reward players who complete a match succesfully with unlockable trophies, gold, and custom parts that can boost characters' stats in certain modes. Players who want bigger rewards and more challenge can ante up gold to increase the 'intensity level'.

The 3DS version will also include three Stadium sub-modes: Multi-Man Smash, which pits players against a huge lineup of dispensable Mii fighters, Target Blast, which requires timing and discretion to launch a bomb off a platform for optimal destruction and the distance-smashing Home-Run Contest.

The Nintendo 3DS edition of Super Smash Bros. is due to release in October, while the Wii U version is slated to come later in the holiday season.

A special 3DS XL Smash Bros bundle will also be available at launch, featuring a limited edition red handheld with a Smash Bros graphic on it.

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