Gamers have likely been more than a little preoccupied by Nintendo’s competition lately, with both Sony and Microsoft having (or preparing to) launch new consoles, but there are still some major games on the horizon from the house of Mario. One of the, if not the, most anticipated games coming from Ninty is none other than the fourth installment of the Super Smash Bros. franchise for the Wii U, and today some additional news on the game was released.
Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai took to the game’s official website (and corresponding MiiVerse page) to reveal a brand new stage based on the Super Mario Galaxy series. Despite conveniently tying into recent comments about Mario Galaxy 3, this new battleground will dramatically change the traditional tactics that fans have established by seemingly removing ledges and altering the gravity to better pay tribute to the stage’s source material.
“A new stage, Mario Galaxy!! The pull of gravity emanates from the center of the planet, so this will require using brand-new tactics.”
As was previously stated by Sakurai, this stage will be exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as it corresponds with a console-exclusive game. This means that there will be an alternate Super Mario stage for the 3DS version — it’s already known to be based on Super Mario 3D Land — so anyone hoping to try out this strategy-altering level will have to have a Wii U within arm’s length.
Something also peculiar about this announcement is that two screenshots were released simultaneously, which variates from the standard of releasing one per weekday. Regardless, fans won’t be disappointed with yet another look at the fighter in action, and it means they’re one step closer to getting another character reveal; the last confirmation being the return of Marth.
What do you think of the Mario Galaxy stage? How long do you think it will be before another character is confirmed?
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS are both scheduled to launch in 2014.
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