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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won’t Feature Every Stage From Previous Games

Since the Gameplay reveal of Super Smash Bros Ultimate at Nintendo’s E3 Direct, many including all of us at Remote Play have been excited. Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the game will feature every character that’s ever appeared in the series. We haven’t had any confirmation on whether or not the game will feature every stage from previous entries until now. Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff from Nintendo of America have confirmed that not all stages will be making a return.

The exact number of stages confirmed so far is 75, analysed through gameplay screenshots, trailers and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate segament during Nintendo’s E3 Direct stream.

Famitsu held a Q&A session with Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff in regards to the above and any other feature. [Thanks Siliconera for the translation]

 

Q: Are there any single player modes?

A: What was shown today was just a tiny part of the game. Of course, there are other modes to the game.

Q: Will there be a beta test in order to test server stress?

A: There are currently no finalized plans for a beta or a demo. However, we hope to announce some news about a beta sometime within this year (2018)

Q: Are there plans to release a new fighter during this year (2018)?

A: Isn’t there enough? the game offers many choices of fighters, over 60 (Lol). Fighter information can not shared at the moment.

Q: Are there any pro players involved with the balance changes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

A: Regarding the game design, Sakurai-san is in charge of tweaking the character parameters. The version seen at E3 is not the final version, and will continue to be changed.

Q: Will stages change between Docked Mode and Handheld Mode, like how stages differed between the Wii U and 3DS versions?

A: Stages will not change between Nintendo Switch playstyles. While not every stage from past titles are making a return, many of them are coming back. Stages from the 3DS version will be returning with upgraded graphics, as you may have seen today.

Q: Can the game be played with just one Joy-Con? Furthermore, will the Gamecube controllers be sold again?

A: You can play with just one Joy-Con, and you can play Smash Bros. portably with one Joy-Con for each person as well. As for the Gamecube controller, you can use the ones sold for the Wii U through the Wii U Gamecube controller adapter, but we are also planning to sell versions of the adapter and controllers with the new logo as well. However, Gamecube controllers are only usable in Docked Mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available on December 7 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

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