Series director Masahiro Sakurai previously told Polygon that choosing who stays and who goes on the game's roster is "almost deadly in the amount of time it takes me." According to Sakurai, the speed and style of gameplay in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is designed to exist somewhere between the previous two games in the series.
It was announced during a Nintendo Direct during E3 2013 that Super Smash Bros. will launch in 2014 for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The latest title in the crossover fighter series will feature other new characters, including Villager from Animal Crossing and Mega Man. Other returning characters include Mario, Fox, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby and many more.
For more about Super Smash Bros., check out the latest screenshots below and watch this video where Sakurai discusses how the Wii U and 3DS versions differ. We also have a Super Smash Bros. gallery with more than a hundred images.