Super Smash Bros. 4 - Mysterious 3DS Stage

Today’s Super Smash Bros. “pic of the day” may bring a bit of bad news to fans of Brawl‘s solo content. It has been confirmed before that there will be no story mode in the new Smash 4 games, but on Miiverse, series director Masahiro Sakurai reminds us again regarding the newest 3DS screenshot:

“Pic of the day. Where am I……?? 

To be clear, the new Super Smash Bros. games do not feature a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

He of course reiterates this because the screenshot above shows a stage we’ve never seen before. We know that the 3DS version of Smash 4 will include stages from 3DS games, but this doesn’t appear to fit with any other Nintendo portable title.

It could be that this is a stage based on an as-of-yet unreleased title. Or, in what seems to be a more likely scenario, this is the “separate mode from the standard versus play” Sakurai mentioned in last year’s Famitsu article. There may not be a story mode like Subspace Emissary, but there could still be a Target Practice, Race, Boss Rush mode–or something completely new. Thoughts?

Source: Miiverse
  • Rachel Hopkins

    It’s very Rayman-esque.

    • Anibal

      Same thing.

  • Stathio

    Looks very Luigi’s Mansion 2-ish to me, actually. Like that graveyard area in the Haunted Towers.

  • Jonah Rosen

    He said there’s no adventure mode like SSE, but did he say anything about there being no adventure mode like in Melee?

  • GreenLinkMaster

    no story mode? WHA DA FAAA *BOOOM* why would I even get the game then? Sure the HD cutscenes make Link look totally Kick butt. but I am not a senceless fighting or pvp type of person? what is in this game for me if there is no story mode? (yes yes yes I know. a lot of you people don’t care or will like the game even tho there isn’t a story mode. so yah to you there’s still plenty of good things to like about it. but what about me? what is there for me to like about it? besides the cool Link and Zelda in HD cut scenes?)

  • Nathan Maddox

    New Zelda game maybe? OR, it could be a hint at the MM3D having a distinct art style… Eh, probably just a new game that’s going to be promoted by it

  • Zelda Paradox

    HOLD IT! He said UNLIKE SSE! That doesn’t meander that there won’t be one at all!

    • doubleO7

      True. At this point all we know for sure is that there won’t be any cutscenes, but there could still be some kind of story.

      • GreenLinkMaster

        NO CUTSCENES EITHER? *twitches* “wha wha wha wha WHA” (mother of god) *beep beep beep* “Sorry master… WHWHWHWHAT THE FU FA FA fa fa fa fa” *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!*
        seriously though, they go through all the trouble of making those new character scenes that look all cinema HD and make Link look awesome as I don’t even freakin know if anything could ever be so cool. AND THERE ARE NO IN GAME CUT SCENES? Wha Da FAAAAAA? now I am really NOT wanting to get this game. I was all excited about it and then before I know it the 2 most exciteing (for me) things about it are stripped away! what a let down. no story mode, no HD cut scenes to make Link look awesome. bleh. I’m not a fight fight fight or pvp person. what do I get from this game? YES I wanna play Link. YES I wanna play any and all available versions of Link. and Zelda. and wouldn’t mind playing Gannon if he’s better this time, or other Zelda characters. I wanna see their stages and hear their new music. I was even thinking of getting both versions of the game to get to see and hear em all. until now. not if the Zelda characters and stages are the only things of interest, what is the point? the game itself is starting to no longer seem to be of any interest for me. like now if I get it, it’s not gunna be to play the game. it’d just be to see Link and Zelda.
        and, YES I know there’s alotta time till this game is out. YES I know we still don’t know a ton about it, not all this is confirmed. but if it IS gunna be this way, what is in this game for me? I dun wanna be that irritating guy that jumps to conclusions and assumptions the moment a rumor or even just something he doesn’t like comes up, and then flips out. I’m not flipping out. but I’m not likeing wut I’m hearing. and I’m putting my complaints out there. but seriously why no story mode? it was GREAT in the last game! I LOVED it. I spent over half my time on brawl in story mode. the other half was beating up mario with Link. cuz I Like Link more than mario and think Link deserves just as much spotlight as mario.
        and WHY no cut scenes either? they looked AMAZING when the were showing like mega man and them in that HD trailer thing. cut scenes don’t take away from the game in any way, they give it something more. they make it so much cooler. they are (to me) one of the best parts of the game. take them away and then the game is just (to me) so much less fun or exciting.

        • doubleO7

          Wow, if that makes you mad, just wait until you see his reasoning for it…

          • GreenLinkMaster

            not so much that it makes me mad. honestly it makes me sad. I was so excited for this new game, and these were 2 of the biggest reasons, but now they are gone. so I hardly see a point in getting the game now. though I’m sure my brothers still will probs.

  • The Doctor

    It kind of reminds me of Forest Haven from Wind Waker. Mainly because of the firefly type creatures in the background.

  • Alex Hurd

    I know what it is.


  • Hylia

    This might a shot in the dark, but I think it might be a stage for the all-stars. It’s background is sorta similar to that of the ssbb all star stage. Both have this forest-cave-nature-ish setting to it. Perhaps the platforms might hold the hearts or Maximus tomatoes?