Nintendo has officially announced online multiplayer support for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The will feature an online mode with support for four players on the Nintendo Wii.
Players can compete against listed friends or other anonymous players, but statistics will only be tracked for the former.
To keep spirits high in between sessions, a punching bag mini-game and text messaging will provide temporary distraction for those interested.
The series, developed as a crossover fighting game encompassing a dozen characters from the Nintendo universe, debuted on the Nintendo 64 years ago.
It is due for release on December 3.