One of the greatest crossovers in gaming is undoubtedly the fighting extravaganza known as Super Smash Bros.. The beat 'em up pits up to four players against one another under the guise of some of Nintendo's most iconic gaming mascots (as well as a few third-party guests), and the end result is very rarely a bad time amongst gamers. The forthcoming iterations of the beloved brawler are two of the most anticipated games releasing this year, but there's still a lot about the impending titles that fans don't know.
Despite Super Smash Bros. for 3DS steadily crawling ever closer to its October release, fans have still been left speculating on what stages, characters, and modes await them in the final game. While Nintendo is still sitting on a wealth of information pertaining to the new Super Smash Bros. titles, franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai has finally shown off a stage he teased months ago based on Tomodachi Life.
Taking to MiiVerse, Sakurai posted information about the new stage that was inspired by Nintendo's incredibly controversial life simulator. Apparently this new battleground will allow for some unique tactics as a result of the walls of each apartment hiding being able to hide items. Assist Trophy characters, Pokemon summoned via the Pokeball item, and even high-powered explosives such as the X Bomb can be strategically placed behind walls to leave opponents unaware of impending danger.
"Pic of the day. This is the Tomodachi Life stage that's exclusive to the 3DS version! The front walls of the apartments disappear so you can see the area within when a fighter overlaps with the room. The rooms are randomly placed and selected from among several types. Planting an X Bomb behind a wall might be an effective tactic."
Not content with just a single screenshot, Sakurai further detailed (via a secondary picture) that the Miis that appear in each of the apartments will be taken directly from the player's Nintendo 3DS memory. This effectively means that friends, family, celebrities and fictional characters saved on the handheld can appear in the background as users duke it out.
"You might run into a Mii living in the room! The Mii characters are taken from the data in your 3DS system, so you could find your friends living in the apartments."
Allowing players to import their Miis into the background of the new stage really does help convey the spirit and main appeal of Tomodachi Life itself. Since the original 3DS title is a game based on throwing familiar faces into an apartment and watching crazy adventures unravel, the essence of this new Smash Bros. stage perfectly represents its source material.
Smash fans have had a number of news items to get excited about in recent weeks, with the unveiling of Lucina, Robin and Captain Falcon as playable fighters easily being one of the biggest surprises thus far. Heck, even the newly announced Star Fox stage looks like it'll be another great addition to the Wii U version of the final game.
That said, there's still a lot that fans have yet to learn about the new Super Smash Bros. titles, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more information on the forthcoming fighters as it becomes available.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS arrives on October 3, 2014, while the Wii U version hits during Holiday 2014.
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Source: Masahiro Sakurai — MiiVerse