Online Play a No-Go for Smash Run in Smash Bros. 3DS

In the upcoming 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros., there will be a fantastic little mode, exclusive to this version of the game, entitled “Smash Run”. In this mode, players tackle five-minute adventure courses that involve exploration and battling enemies from both Brawl’s The Subspace Emissary and other game series. Since its announcement, a lot of folks have been looking forward to Smash Run. Today, however, some wind will undoubtedly be taken out of those same folks’ sails.

Earlier today, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai told a fan via Twitter that, while Japanese magazine Famitsu recently ran an article implying that Smash Run can be played over the Internet, such information was misconstrued and thereby the mode will only be playable with others through local means.