Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, unofficially known as Super Smash Bros. 4 (SSB4Sm4shSmash 4), is a fighting video game developed by Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai Games and published by Nintendo as the fourth and fifth title in the Super Smash Bros. series, in which characters from different franchises fight against each other.

The game was first announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011.


Like previous games in the series, Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game in which up to four players from various Nintendo games fight against each other. Players use a variety of attacks to damage their opponent, increasing their damage percentage which makes them easier to knock out of the playing field.

Smash Balls, first introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, make a return, allowing whoever obtains them to perform extremely powerful attacks. Trophies also were confirmed to be returning. The game is presented in high-definition visuals on Wii U and black-outlining on the Nintendo 3DS.

Both versions contain the same amount of playable characters, but feature exclusive stages. The Nintendo 3DS version includes more stages and unlockable trophies based on settings seen in Nintendo's handheld video games, while the Wii U version has more stages and trophies designed after those in home console releases.

Several assist trophies, a returned feature from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, have been revealed on Nintendo's social network, Miiverse, including Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and a French Bulldog from Nintendogs.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U 

(Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū)

Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U