One such source of said hype i the announcement of the number of stages being put into the game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have more than 103 stages in total. Pokemon Stadium, Garden of Hope, Brinstar Depths, the Summit (Ice Climbers), Unova Pokemon League, Magicant, Gamer (Game and Wario), and Final Destination all returning. And plenty of new stages like New Donk City are being put in as well.
But it’s not just entirely new or revamped old stages going in to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that has fans excited. The Direct stream also unveiled a new Stage Morph feature. Players can now change the stage conditions, or even flip between different stages, mid-fight. This will make for an entirely new meta-game in competitive Smash as players scramble for stage dominance as well as optimum character selection and move combos. All in all, this new stage feature can create hundreds of new stage combinations to brawl on.
There was even a tease in the stream that the the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai made while showing off other game modes. One of the main menu panels was held back, Sakurai said that whatever is on that panel isn’t ready to be shown yet. So all bets are on what else could be included in this monster of a fighting game. We’ve already seen Smash and Online modes, so the speculation is rampant. For example, some believe that the team is working on a new story-based singleplayer mode for this iteration in the series.
Check out the section of the Direct stream concerning stages and Stage Morphs down below. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming soon to the Nintendo Switch, on December 7, 2018. The game will feature the most stages and characters ever included in a Smash game, so if you weren’t somehow hyped before, here’s 100+ reasons to be now.