Sakurai works in mysterious ways.
Although, they could still include him as an alternate costume for one of the Links, since apparently that’s a thing that’s happening now.
At least, we can assume so due to this picture.
Sakurai works in mysterious ways.
I DON’T KNOW
Another new stage was revealed this morning, this time originating from Metroid: Other M. This location is called the Pyrosphere. I can’t comment much on the stage, since I haven’t played Other M enough to reach this location, but Sakurai did comment on something interesting in the Miiverse Post. “An enemy from Samus’s past may appear at any second…” That’s some very ambiguous wording you’re using there, Sakurai… The most likely conclusion would be that Ridley would appear in the background of the stage as a hazard to the fighters, similar to the Metroid stage that cameoed in Dead or Alive: Dimensions. But could Sakurai be hinting that we’ll receiving confirmation of Ridley joining the roster in the very near future? Considering this Miiverse post that touches on how a character’s canon size doesn’t matter in SSB, I think there’s some very serious insinuation going on. I know it’s not likely, but I won’t give up hope until it’s proven.
This morning, we received confirmation of the first new item in SSB4: The X-Bomb from Kid Icarus: Uprising. (and Meteos) Out of my giant list of KIU items that could be used in SSB, this one… wasn’t on there. It looks cool, though.
It’s interesting to note that Wuhu Island debuted in Wii Fit during the jogging minigame. Since then, it has appeared in Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart 7, and Pilotwings Resort. And now that it’s appearing in the background of the Pilotwings stage, there is definitely a connection between the inclusion of the stage and the Wii Fit Trainer. And since the battle arena is designated to the top of the Light Plane from Pilotwings, we might just get to tour the island a la Delfino Plaza. This effectively gives the people their Wuhu Island stage they’ve been asking for.
It would be a cool touch if the stage would feature the occasional Mii in the background, either jogging or flying past while wearing a rocket belt, or have the characters from Mario Kart 7 that didn’t make the cut for SSB4 drive past while riding in their karts.
The plane has been confirmed for the battlefield of the Pilotwings stage.
And look in the background, it’s Wuhu Island! That means this stage is a combination of the SNES Pilotwings and Pilotwings Resort. Interesting.
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Since the last installment of this series, three new stages (and one confirmed returning veteran) have been revealed. Let’s take a look:
Garden of Hope (Wii U) - Pikmin 3
Sakurai celebrated the Japanese launch of Pikmin 3 by unveiling Olimar and his Pikmin companions along with the new stage based on an early area in Pikmin 3. The Smash Bros counterpart of this location is on par with the beauty of the original game.
Reset Bomb Forest (3DS) - Kid Icarus Uprising
The new Kid Icarus Uprising stage takes place during chapter 11 of the game. It looks like it’s going to be a scrolling stage, starting the battle overlooking a war between humans and arriving inside the Reset Bomb Forest. This keeps true to the constantly moving nature of the stages in KIU.
Area 3 (Wii U) - Pilotwings
In a total surprise to everyone, a stage based on Pilotwings for the SNES was showcased this morning. All we can guess right now is that this is the background of the stage. I’m going to go out on a limb right now and assume that the stage will be modeled to look like the Light Plane that appears in Pilotwings, with the characters running across the wings of the plane. (But it’s still way too early to be making guesses like that) I definitely wasn’t expecting to see this series get added to Smash Bros, outside of Wuhu Island, which has appeared in Wii Fit Resort, Mario Kart 7, and Pilotwings Resort. Perhaps we’ll see Wuhu Island become the Pilotwings stage for the 3DS, based on Sakurai saying that the respective versions will feature stages based on games for those consoles. Since Pilotwings Resort was for the 3DS, it’s a safe bet, I think. This stage is also the second one to be revealed for SSB4 to not have a playable representative for its series. Again, it’s still early, but I don’t think Sakurai will add a playable Nintendog or a Flight Instructor from Pilotwings. Then again, I would say the same thing about Wii Fit Trainer if I didn’t see her on the official website.
thatblogthingy said: You have some crazy and incredible ideas friend. Here’s hoping.
Haha, thank you very much. You made my day.
Ah, yes, I’ve actually played it before. I really like what they did with Wario and Charizard. (Wario is more based on his Wario Land appearances than his WarioWare ones) Plus they gave DK his rolling attack from DKC, so that makes them okay in my book. It is a very good mod and I recommend it if you’re into that sorta thing.
princessrosalina said: They should give him that rocket nozzle and gotta go fast
I was specifically thinking about the Turbo nozzle while I was writing it, because it would allow him to run across the stage really quickly and slam into stuff. They could honestly build a Sunshine Mario and make him separate from the standard Mario.
Up B could be Rocket
Side B could be Turbo
Down B could still be Squirt, I guess
Neutral B could still be Fireball because why not
And holding Jump could activate the Hover Nozzle.
And he could look like this
But of course, there’s plenty of other characters I’d rather see added than another Mario. (excluding Paper Mario) So this is more like a suggestion for a super-overpowered alternate moveset, kinda like my Skyward Sword Link and Fusion Samus ideas.