After Super Smash Bros. Brawl
's extensive, impressive recollection of Nintendo's musical heights, Super Smash Bros.
on Wii U and 3DS has a lot to live up to. If the incoming soundtrack resembles the quality of its predecessor, the 3DS version could be a prime opportunity to revisit incessantly-catchy stage themes on the go. The Smash Bros.
team is apparently thinking the same thing, as Director Masahiro Sakurai's explains
that Smash Bros.
3DS will have a "Play in Sleep Mode" option in its playback mode.
Once activated, players can listen to tracks and character voices with their 3DS closed, using the L and R buttons to navigate a playlist. Sakurai also noted that tracks displayed with a pink remix label (seen above) were freshly composed for this version of Smash Bros.
, whereas songs with white remix labels are encores from previous soundtracks.
We can't start unlocking Smash
's full playlist until
October 3, but at least the official site offers
a few samples and a list of contributing musicians.