At this point, almost the entirety of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has been made public and gamers have come to accept the final product that awaits them later this October. With a roster featuring a number of iconic characters from Nintendo’s past and present, some fans will be quick to overlook the stage options. Fortunately, there are plenty of new and returning fan-favorites making their debut in the portable edition of the beloved fight franchise.
While the 3DS version’s stages are known at this point, Nintendo still hasn’t pulled the curtain off all the ones that await gamers in the Wii U version. It was announced some time ago that the two versions will have their own unique battlegrounds, and now the creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has confirmed a familiar stage inspired from the Fire Emblem franchise.
Taking once again to MiiVerse, Sakurai confirmed that Castle Siege will be making its return on the home console edition of the crossover-centric fighting game. The stage originally made its debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and admittedly looks quite dapper on the Wii U hardware, but Sakurai further elaborated on the fact that he enjoys the stage because it isn’t based off of or exclusive to any one Fire Emblem game.
“Pic of the day. Well, I’d better post some pictures from the Wii U version once in a while, right? We’ve brought back the Castle Siege stage from Fire Emblem!”
“Most of the games in the Fire Emblem series have a different unique setting and have fields without much height, so it was hard to narrow down what venues to focus on. Castle Siege and Colosseum are two stages that aren’t exclusive to specific games in the franchise.”
Considering that the new Super Smash Bros. has two Fire Emblem newcomers joining the fight in the form of Robin and Lucina, an additional battleground to accompany the previously announced Colosseum stage makes a lot of sense.
While seeing additional content for the new game is always a pleasant surprise for fans, Nintendo does need to get around to announcing an official release date for the highly anticipated fighter. Since the home hardware version of the game will support Gamecube controllers (a desirable option amongst hardcore Super Smash Bros. players), it’s likely that many dedicated players are anticipating the Wii U entry a little bit more than the upcoming 3DS iteration.
Fans thus far have only had a rumored release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which Nintendo itself later appeared to confirm accidentally, so any official news on that front is best to arrive sooner rather than later.
Super Smash Bros. will arrive in North America on the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, 2014; the Wii U version currently has a launch window of Holiday 2014.
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Source: Masahiro Sakurai – MiiVerse