Super Smash Bros. 3DS Bottom Screen Function Revealed

While perhaps the biggest question on every gamer’s mind concerning the upcoming Super Smash Bros for 3DS is “Will it play as well as its Wii U equivalent?” the second may be “What will the bottom screen be used for?” That’s finally been revealed today and it turns out it’s pretty nifty:

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As seen above, each of the four characters battling will be shown on the bottom screen, complete with the character name, player name (which will go in the blank space) and damage accumulated. Additionally, tapping a fighter highlights it on the main screen as seen below:

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Seems pretty functional as 3DS bottom screen usage goes, not over-complicating things and actually providing a helpful info pane.