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Velvet Rebirth

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Joker is my personal pick for a character, so of course he must have stage to accompany him, I've nominated the Velvet Room.



The Velvet Room and it's host Igor have appeared in every main series Persona game to date and I doubt that trend will end any time soon. The Velvet Room frequently manifests into different forms, while the above image may not look like an ideal place for fighting, I imagine it could very well take the form of an arena, after all it has taken many bizarre forms before such as the inside of a limo, an elevator, and a dance floor, so an arena wouldn't be out of place at all. Furthermore, I imagine we would get a most welcomed cameo by Igor, a staple of the Persona series.
 
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Just had an idea

Eventide Island from BotW

Everyone starts with basics, but the more damage you deal, the more of your moveset you randomly get to use. It's such a Sakurai thing to choose
 

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Just had an idea

Eventide Island from BotW

Everyone starts with basics, but the more damage you deal, the more of your moveset you randomly get to use. It's such a Sakurai thing to choose
I am actually a fan of that idea. Much better than the Great Plateau. I kind of wanted a shrine, but that would just be too generic. This is a much better compromise.
 

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Joker is my personal pick for a character, so of course he must have stage to accompany him, I've nominated the Velvet Room.



The Velvet Room and it's host Igor have appeared in every main series Persona game to date and I doubt that trend will end any time soon. The Velvet Room frequently manifests into different forms, while the above image may not look like an ideal place for fighting, I imagine it could very well take the form of an arena, after all it has taken many bizarre forms before such as the inside of a limo, an elevator, and a dance floor, so an arena wouldn't be out of place at all. Furthermore, I imagine we would get a most welcomed cameo by Igor, a staple of the Persona series.
While I don't think we'll get a Persona stage, since SEGA owns Persona, it would be a shame not to have some Persona 4 and 5 songs on the Sonic stage for the next game. Get some trash for Dancing all Night too.

Oh yeah, and if Miis return, give them a Joker costume like what they did in Sonic Forces.
 

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While I don't think we'll get a Persona stage, since SEGA owns Persona, it would be a shame not to have some Persona 4 and 5 songs on the Sonic stage for the next game. Get some trash for Dancing all Night too.

Oh yeah, and if Miis return, give them a Joker costume like what they did in Sonic Forces.
That thought process is a little to minimalist for me. If they're gonna bother getting the rights for Joker, I'll make sure they're giving us the full package!
 

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Urban Champion

Takes place on the streets in front of Book Stores/Snack Bars/etc, with people throwing potted plants at you and police arresting anyone who dare fight in front of them

Mountain 32

With all the 8-bit enemies and hazards from the erm.. 'classic'' game as you work your way to the top

The Devil's World

You can fight with Bibles and Crosses as The Devil pushes the screen all over the place and his minions try to attack you in the maze

Gyromite

Fighting in Professor Hector's Lab, you fight with pillars trying to crush you and dynamite going BOOM

Balloon Trip

Scrolling through the skies, not a care in the world except that damn fish and lots of deadly sparks!

Apocalyptic Highway

Smash 4 Mute City but it's Mach Rider and you're trying to avoid Quadrunners

... yes i've been playing a lot NES recently why do you ask
 

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I feel like we'll end up with a stage based on 1, 2, Switch. Think of it like the Wario Ware stage, but with the games on 1, 2, Switch. Now imagine fighting on the Milk game.
 

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it's VERY unlikely, but what if we had Greenish Hill Zone/Brown Hill Zone, similar to Mushroomy Kingdom? it could be a slightly modified version of the original Sonic 1 Green Hill layout, and it's aesthetic could look like what Windows XP's Bliss looks like today
 
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it's VERY unlikely, but what if we had Greenish Hill Zone/Brown Hill Zone, similar to Mushroomy Kingdom? it could be a slightly modified version of the original Sonic 1 Green Hill layout, and it's aesthetic could look like what Windows XP's Bliss looks like today
for that sort of stage theyd probably go for green hill from sonic forces
 
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I'm gonna go through a list of new stages for the sake of it from each series I have on my prediction roster. No new retro stages for past franchises who just get older stages

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Mario: New Donk City, Bean Bean Kingdom, World Bowser
Zelda: Vah Medoh, Clock Town
Pokemon: Aether Foundation, Poke Floats 2
Kirby: Resolution Road, Castle Dedede
Metroid: SR388, Skytown
Star Fox: Area 3 (Zero)
Donkey Kong: Homecoming Hijinx, Gangplank Galleon
Yoshi: Paper craft Town
F-Zero: Fire Fields
Earthbound: Saturn Valley
Fire Emblem: Dragon Shrine (another generic stage)
WarioWare: Diamond City
Pikmin: Pikmin Park
Kid Icarus: Underworld
Animal Crossing: Campsite
Wii Fit: Balance Dojo (features from many mini games)
Punch Out: Training Warehouse (has a comicbook look)
Xenoblade: Leftherian Archipelagolo
Splatoon: Inkopolis
ARMS: Spring Arena
Style Savvy: Catwalk
Rhythm Heaven: Remix Fever (features various Rhythm games)
Excitebike: Excitebike Arena
Sonic: Eggman Empire
Mega Man: Central Highway
Pac-Man: Championship Maze
Street Fighter: Maharaja's Palace
Bayonetta: Noatun
Rayman: Glade of Dreamd
 

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some of the late game areas in xenoblade 2 would make great stages

id love the land of morytha to be a stage, dont know why just like the idea of smashing there
 

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As far as past stages are concerned, here are the ones I would most like to see come back in Smash Switch:



All those stages were very fun to play in my opinion, even if some of them might feel a bit gimmicky.
 

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I want Saturn Valley from Earthbound. Mr. Saturns spawn even if items are turned off and characters can stay in the hot spring to slowly recover damage.

But the thing I want the most is the Hippie battle theme. I would be happy with any stage as long as that song is included.
 

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My gut feeling is we get a stage from Samus Returns, probably from the final fight of the game. It will be banned from Tournament play.

I also think we get a Pushmo/Crashmo stage where Mallow pulls out/pushes in platforms. It'd be like the Mario Maker stage, but it'd require players to keep moving.
 
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Does anyone here know anything about Tomb Raider? If Lara Croft got in Smash, what stage would accompany her?

I'm not sure if there is a game equivalent, I hope there is, but the scene from the new movie with the broken plane on the Waterfall would look really cool I reckon
 
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And I will riot if Fountain of Dreams and Magicant don't return, since I want to play those stages really badly but I can't, since I only have SSBU.
One of the SMB1-Mushroom Kingdom-Stages would be nice as well.
I like the music from Fountain of Dreams (which did appear in Smash 64 Dreamland) so as long as I got that I'm good.
 

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A long list of new stages I want
New Donk City
Bowser Land
Rogueport
Waluigi Pinball
Homecoming Hijinx
Gangplank Galleon
Bramble Blast
Great Plateau
Death Mountain
Clock Town
Tourian
Skytown
Mt. Dedede
Sargasso Space Zone
Alola
Cave of Origin
Casino Palace
Mt. Itoi
Castle Krakenburg
Retro Summit
Pandora's Labyritnth
Formidable Oak
Gyromite
Tilt City
Torigoth
Urchin Underpass
Spring Stadium
NES Remix
Endless Ocean
Nintendo Land
Rhythm Heaven
Murasame Castle
Virtual Boy
Chemical Plant Zone
Heat Man's Stage
 

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Hi everyone. I've seen a lot of character polls, but not a whole lot focused on stages. So, I thought it would be interesting to put together a big stage poll to see which stages the community wants.

Right now I'm doing some preliminary suggestion-gathering. If you have the time, fill out this Google Form with a stage you'd like to see in the next Smash! It will help me compile a list of options for the final survey. Suggestions with many votes will be more likely to make it onto the questionnaire.
 
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I think the inside of Void's shell would make for a really cool stage, it's aesthetically pretty (and gross at the same time lol) and it'd represent both the darker side of the Kirby franchise and the modern half of it with one stone. Also, the similarities to Dark Star and obvious connection between Void and the Dark Matter invaders would be the perfect excuse to slap a ton of Kirby final boss themes onto the stage, stuff like C-R-O-W-N-E-D, Hyper Zone, Vs. Real Dark Matter, Miracle Matter and the Void Termina themes would be great to have.
 

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Got no real preference for stages from newer games, but if there's a stage I'd like to see, it'd be Saturn Valley from EarthBound and MOTHER 3.

Since it's in two games, you can pull elements from both. I'd imagine it'd have a very unorthodox layout, with ladders that go nowhere and perhaps a hot spring that slowly restores health if you stand in it for 5+ seconds. Nothing overly crazy going on, such as boss characters or hazards, just a really bizarre set of platforms and ladders with some occasional BG element seen in the sky like the Saturn Birdcage, the Skyrunner or the Pork Mothership.

Honestly, I think I'd really like some stages that are just a bit more on the simple side (mixed with some real crazy stuff), without big hazards or gimmicks. Just nice to look at stages that arn't too intrusive as you fight.
 

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I actually really hope that the Duck Hunt stage gets its HD equivalent (like in the Duck Hunt reveal trailer). I felt like that was a huge missed opportunity. However, this is highly unlikely. What do you think about it?
Maybe Duck Hunt could get a new stage based on Hogan's Alley. It could be a side scrolling stage like Mushroomy Kingdom except it takes place in the city. The hazards are the outlaw cutouts that pop up. The shooter from the fourth wall shoots at these outlaw cutouts.
 

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Maybe Duck Hunt could get a new stage based on Hogan's Alley. It could be a side scrolling stage like Mushroomy Kingdom except it takes place in the city. The hazards are the outlaw cutouts that pop up. The shooter from the fourth wall shoots at these outlaw cutouts.
sounds cool, more retro stage would be good
 

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I like to think of the stages based on what music they'd have. Based on that, I'd love to see...
- From BoTW, Hyurle Castle. It could work as a "large stage", with the ominous music.
- From Xenoblade C. 2, I'd love to see Mor Ardain: the music is so energetic! It could work as a stage with sideways moving platforms.
- It's most likely impossible, but it'd be awesome to have a stage from Celeste (though I don't think Madelaine would make for a good character for Smash); It could incorporate the stage gimmick of one of the levels, and maybe even move between various levels like the Fire Emblem castle stage. The gimmicks could include the semaphore blocks (which quickly move when touched, and launch people), the grumpy blocks (which start moving when hit), the bubbles (which could work a bit like the Dk barrels), in addition to trampolines, falling platforms and spikes. It could even be like that climbing stage in Brawl.
 
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