Posted on October 22 2014 by Al Luijendijk
About a month ago we reported that information had been found surrounding DLC making it’s way into Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in the form of stages. Hackers haven’t stopped digging since then, and are still delving deep into the game’s code, trying to spot any hints that may confirm DLC support or functionality. Recently they found further ‘evidence’ suggesting that a DLC store will eventually be present:
Games & More
Test your skills in classic Smash!
Challenge the CPU or nearby players.
Connect to the Internet, and test your skills against your friends and the world!
Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle!
Solo and group games, plus Training, custom fighters, the Vault, and more!
Take on challenges and win prizes!
Connect to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
A StreetSmash of epic proportions!
Defeat your rivals and win prizes!
Listed above are the (translated) names for all assets on the main menu of the game found directly in its code. Notice the last word marked in bold. To further back up this arguement an unused Nintendo Network logo has been uncovered as well.
A newer idea fanatics have at the moment is that one or several new characters will be unlocked immediately after your 3DS connects to your Wii U. Here’s the evidence backing up this theory, found in the “Wii U connectivity section” of the game’s code:
Connect to a Wii U
Look for Wii U
Searching for nearby Wii U consoles…
Found [VAR] Wii U consoles!
Connecting to [VAR]’s Wii U console…
Connected to [VAR]’s Wii U console.
Please wait for the Wii U console.
Tap to select an option.
Allow copying of customized characters?
Go to the Nintendo 3DS connection screen in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
You can exchange custom fighters or use your Nintendo 3DS as a Wii U controller.
Copying of customized characters disabled.
Copying of customized characters enabled.
Found a Wii U console!
A Challenger Approaches!
The last line is especially intriguing, although some speculate that the “Challenger Approches” screen might just be present to copy your unlocked characters from the 3DS to the Wii U. Others argue that it would seem very unlikely if it showed one of these screens for transporting characters from one game to the other, taking into account that the copying of customized characters would happen so blandly according to the code.
Although speculation remains speculation I wouldn’t be all too surprised if Nintendo did add DLC functionality into Super Smash Bros., as they have been doing with recent entries from their other popular series, such as Mario Kart 8 and the recent Hyrule Warriors. Let’s hope Nintendo discusses this in tomorrow’s Super Smash Bros. live stream!
We would love to hear what you guys make of all this new information though, so hit us up in the comments!