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Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS story mode won't be like Brawl, creator says

The gloves are off.

The next versions of Super Smash Bros. will offer a different kind of story campaign to previous games in the series, creator Masahiro Sakurai has promised.

Wii incarnation Super Smash Bros. Brawl included Subspace Emissary, a sprawling side-scroller mode with detailed cut-scenes that showed Nintendo characters good and bad banding together to defeat an even greater foe.

"There will be a single player [campaign], but it won't be like the [Subspace Emissary] mode in Brawl," Sakurai told Polygon.

"One thing we can do with the Smash Bros. series that's unique to us - because we have all these different disparate characters brought together - is we can create that sort of fan-movie experience as a special gift," Sakurai continued. "But now those things are posted on the internet, it doesn't really become a gift for people who played the game.

"What we decided this time around, we're just going to have [those movies unlocked] from the beginning. We're going to have a movie for Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man and they'll be viewable right at the beginning, you can watch those right away."

The series' random trip mechanic has been removed, Sakurai also mentioned, while the game speed will lie somewhere between Brawl and the faster-paced GameCube entry Melee.

Nintendo showed off the first gameplay footage from both 3DS and Wii U versions of the next Smash Bros. game at E3 last week, although the title won't be released until sometime next year.

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