With the Japanese release of Smash Bros 3ds out the focus can slightly shift to what the Wii U may bring to the table. I really wonder what could get us to buy a 60 dollar game after buying a 40 dollar game and owning it for months. Character roster is to stay the same and while it is very possible the Wii U 3ds cross compatibility new characters thing is true until we know we have to assume they are selling the Wii U on features. The competitive seen is likely to get behind the Wii U version regardless of the 3ds’s competitive or not competitive potential. However, the casual audience that made Smash bros 3ds sell over a million copies on it’s first weekend in Japan may already be bored with Smash or find 3ds enough to fill the desire to play. Hell I may very well feel the same after completing all the content in the 3ds version. We can assume that all the features outside of Smash Run will be in the Wii U version and we know harder challenges await us in the Wii U version thanks to a pic of the day. Sakurai has stated he is going back to funny pics of the day so we may not really see much new but I’m going to go all out with my ideas.
Event Mode: Returning the Event Battles from previous games would make a lot of sense. It’s a fun way to throw in themed battles, add gameplay, and do little work. I really enjoyed doing event battles and maybe it can come in improved. Id love for custom event battles that can be uploaded for friends or to miiverse could be really cool.
Stage Builder: The stage builder in brawl was crappy but the idea of a stage builder is awesome. Making Stages with the inclusion of Miiverse and a larger game could be great. They just need more assets from the games the characters come from. It’s also a thing when I first got brawl that I wanted to mess with.
Adventure Mode: They aren’t brining in Smash Run so they need a mode to be similar to it. A full adventure mode with bosses, fun battles, and more enemies then smash run could be great. Maybe even trying to throw in character or franchise based battles. Adventure mode was my most played mode in Melee so id love to see it make a return since we can’t have Smash Run or Subspace in this one. Id love for the Adventure mode to allow for Co-op so I can play with my girlfriend, family, and friends without having to kick each others ass.
Break the Targets: The return of character based break the target challenges could add to the game to a small degree. It for sure won’t snag new fans but it will ring nice nostalgia bells for us prior Smash Bros fans.
Boss Mode: The player with the gamepad gets to play as the stage boss while up to 4 other players get to battle against the over powered boss. Maybe Ridley won’t be a competitive character but this could allow for a really cool way to still play these giant badass characters. We have seen this in the Wii U game Tank Tank Tank so it’s very much a possible thing.
Boss Battle Mode: If we do get enough boss characters a boss battle mode like in Brawl would be great. I loved getting with one of my brothers and smashing all the bosses in a row. Adding these Co-op features opens it up to more players.
Better Mii Customization: I really doubt this happens but editing Mii characters is really bad in Smash 3ds. If they could throw in the extra mile like you could do through items in Tomadachi Life then it would make me a lot more interested in Miis. Getting to do colored hairs, actual separation of bottoms and shorts, and maybe mess with the appearance of the weapon.
Master Hand Mode: You play as the master hand setting up enemies and taking control of them to challenge your friends. I love the idea of a make your own adventure mode where one player gets to be more or less the dungeon master creating the challenges for the heroes to fight. Maybe the master hand could posses the monsters and get these super small move sets and when they get a character drop become able to take full control.
More Alt costumes/characters: This is once again unlikely but not totally out of the picture. We have seen the same alts pop up in the Wii U as the 3ds but it sucks that Bowser Jr gets 7 alts but Ness couldn’t get a Lucas alt. Olimair has a Britanny color but only an Alph outfit. We have so much potential for alts and id really like to see them happen. I mean Impa for Sheik, Dry Bones bowser, Evil peach, so much potential all around.
Unexpected feature: This is kind of a copout but something surprising would be great. Smash Run was a surprise and now it’s one of the features I want to mess with the most. Sakurai is great at surprising us so id love to see a feature I just wouldn’t expect.