Super Smash Bros 4 Characters: Nintendo Releases Photos Featuring Charizard, Samus and More

A slew of Super Smash Bros 4 characters are displayed in a group of screenshots that Nintendo released earlier this week.

The company discussed the new game with and in order to build up anticipation and it allowed the site to post up several exclusive screenshots that feature Charizard, Samus in the Zero suit and many others. See them here.

"Last week, Nintendo treated us to loads of information about its plans for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. And it was good," wrote the site. "And just as we were wrapping our brains around what to expect, Nintendo said, Let there be screenshots. And it too, was good."

Nintendo confirmed to IGN that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros will launch sometime in the summer this year. Wii U fans will have to wait until the winter to get their hands on this epic fighting title.

The game's director Masahiro Sakurai also discussed how multiplayer will work in the game. He stated that players can play online with friends and can also engage in a handful of different multiplayer modes. There will be two distinct forms for multiplayer including "For Fun" and "For Glory."

For Fun only records players wins, and pits opponents against each other in random stages that include all items. For Glory levels the playing field by removing items and setting every match on a Final Destination version of certain levels. Wins and Losses will be tracked in For Glory.

Players can customize the rules for regular multiplayer and online play.

Those who can't get enough of Super Smash Bros can log on to the MiiVerse and check out Masahiro Sakurai's page where he is constantly posting up screenshots of the upcoming game.