I will announce this right here, right now. In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, you can also play with two players simultaneously!
Congratulations! It’s co-op play!
Now even siblings can play together with no need for arguments.
Of the two, one will be the protagonist. Essentially, the camera follows the protagonist, so the other player has to keep up.
Having a second player join is completely optional.
Basically, it’s the same as a standard Smash brawl, so if you take damage and get knocked off the screen, you lose a life.
However, this mode features a space jump that allows the Player 2 to return to where the Player 1 is, even after getting scrolled off the screen.
If Player 2 gets separated from Player 1 by the screen scroll, he or she will quickly space jump back to Player 1's side. But if Player 2 gets knocked off the screen by an enemy, that counts as a lost life.
You just come back naturally.
The Subspace Emissary has the following map screen.
This is the map!
The protagonists form teams based on the developments in the story, and the characters they encounter join their team.
Choose a team and enter a stage.
Your stock count, or the number of lives you can lose, is set for each stage.
In single-player mode, each time you lose a life, you switch to a different character on your team and are revived as that new character until you run out of stock lives. (You choose the character order for your team members at the start of each stage.)
In co-op mode, when either Player 1 or Player 2 loses a life, that player will be revived as another team member until the stock count runs out.
But, if Player 1 loses a life after the stock count has run out, that's the end! Player 2 is participating simply as an optional player, so be careful.
By the way, you can also choose the difficulty level.
From Easy to Intense!
If you choose Easy, it will be quite easy indeed, so we definitely want people who aren’t very good at this type of game to give it a try! Even they will be able to make it to the ending.
But, if you choose a harder difficulty, your rewards will be greater. That’s another part of the fun.
There’s a method of powering yourself up as needed to do battle with the Subspace Army – a method that has not been seen before.
I’ll explain this in great detail another time.