AU New Releases: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launches This Week

Nintendo's brawler makes its handheld debut.

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Nintendo's flagship brawler takes the fight to handheld this week with the Australian release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The game is the latest iteration of the Super Smash Bros. series of games, following on from 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl. New characters being introduced will include the Villager from Animal Crossing, Rosalina and Bowser Jr. from Mario, Greninja from Pokémon X and Y, Little Mac from Punch-Out!!, Palutena and Dark Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising, Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening, Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles, the dog and duck from Duck Hunt, the Wii Fit Trainer, and the Mii Fighter, who will be customizable. Characters from third-party titles who will be making their series debut include Mega Man and Pac-Man.

The game was well-received in GameSpot's review, praised for its "near-perfect animation" while including "plenty of design changes that keep the formula fresh." Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available for the 3DS and 2DS on October 4, both at retailers and on the Nintendo eShop.

If cruising in an open-world racing game sounds more appealing, Forza Horizon 2 will also be launching this week on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. According to developer Playground Games, the game will offer "easily over 100 hours of gameplay" for the "super-hardcore" fans. Those looking to clock it in a "soft-completion" can do so in "15 hours, maybe."

Fans willing to pay will be able to get even more playtime out of Horizon 2. In addition to some free DLC cars coming at launch, there will be no shortage of premium DLC, including six different car packs included with the Car Pass. For more details on games out this week, check the full list below.

October 2, 2014

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October 4, 2014

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