Today’s Super Smash Bros. update came later than usual from Masahiro Sakurai, but it was certainly worth the wait. Not only did he give the typical Miiverse update with a new picture and comment, but also unveiled a brand new section on the Super Smash Bros. website. Music has always played a major part in the series, complete with customizable stage music on Brawl, and Sakurai gave us a glimpse at how it will be setup on the Nintendo 3DS version.
- Pic of the day. The 3DS version has an excellent Sounds collection! The design looks nice for a sound test screen, doesn’t it? The font color for the “Remix” text on remixed songs comes in pink or white. The pink ones are songs arranged for this version of Super Smash Bros., while the white ones are remixes made in earlier Smash Bros. games. This means there are reoccuring songs from past releases.
He did not stop there, as he revealed the following image and more details through Miiverse as well.
- Choose your songs and play with features on the bottom screen. You can listen to character voices, too. One of the new highlights for this feature is the “Play in Sleep Mode” option in the upper right. If you turn this on, you can listen to the tracks with your headphones even when your Nintendo 3DS is closed. The L and R Buttons will let you skip tracks. This means you can use it as a portable music player. Enjoy listening to the tracks you love by putting all songs in loop, shuffle, or selecting your favorite tracks!!
- In Smash Run, the background music plays randomly from the songs you select from the track list. This means you can customize your own song lineup!! Usually each stage has two tracks-which makes for a lot of songs on its own-but as a bonus, we’ve added more songs for you to enjoy in Smash Run and in the Sounds area.
Normally this would be more than enough, but Sakurai also unveiled the music section of the official website, which you can check out here. There are a few samples of the tracks found in the 3DS version, such as ones based on Pokemon X and Y and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.