|Smash in all it's HD glory!|
Speaking though a special Nintendo Direct, the company released a landslide of information regarding the game.
First of all, the game will support up to 8 player matches. This functionality only works locally, but is not locked at a specific number between 2 and 8, meaning if there are only 7 players, a 7 player match is possible.
|Maybe this will replace the next set of Mario Party games....|
Another mode, Master Orders/Crazy Orders, has also received details. The mode is a tournament mode, with players progressing further into more and more matches to win prizes. However, if the final match is lost, so are all the prizes.
|Eat your heart out, Skylanders.|
Players will now be able to create their very own custom stages. Utilizing a set number of background templates and aesthetics, players can then customize the stage using the Wii U gamepad to draw in details and move around platforms. There is also a list of classic Super Smash Bros. music to choose from. Once completed, it's time to battle!
Masterpieces mode was also announced. In Masterpieces mode, players will play through the classic games that the Super Smash Bros. characters hail from. Similar to NES Remix, players are charged with playing bite-sized versions of the classic games (minus the remixing). Time is short, so try to get through it as fast as possible!
New stages have also been detailed. The biggest surprise comes in the form of the Pyrosphere level, which houses fan demanded character Ridley, who, though not playable, acts as an environmental hazard. Other stages announced include Dual-plane Jungle Hijinks, which is based on Donkey Kong Country Returns, and The Great Cave Offensive, based on a level from Kirby Super Stars on the SNES.
|A new challenger appears!|
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