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New Smash Bros. Wii U screenshot reveals Super Mario Galaxy stage

Cue excitable weeping

Not content to be outdone by Shigeru "we might have some more Galaxy one day, who knows?" Miyamoto, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai used his Miiverse pic of the day to give us a little more than vague hint - Galaxy's made the HD transition in the form of a new stage.

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Not only is it a spherical space for fictional punching but, as Sakurai explained, it uses Galaxy's unique take on gravity to change how the game plays out: "A new stage, Mario Galaxy!! The pull of gravity emanates from the center of the planet, so this will require using brand-new tactics."

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He followed that up with a second screenshot, which describes "what happens when you stand by the edges. Vertical jumps and getting hit upward will shoot you up diagonally."

Is it too much to hope that smashing someone into space leads to a Gravity-esque interlude, where Mario goes all Sandra Bullock?

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  1. SamManSam Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 09:47

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

  2. Abe hikura Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 09:49

    Yay been hoping for this I sire hope the level goes "all the way round"

  3. lminett Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 09:54

    Saw this, this morning. Looks like it could be a good stage, does look a little empty atm though.

  4. Balladeer Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 10:04

    Will be very interesting to see if it's a full circle, but it looks nice either way!

  5. peter-wright Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 10:20

    Nice

  6. shy guy 64 Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 10:27

    AWESOME

  7. martynm Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 11:01

    Looks rubbish...

    ...Ah, who am I kidding? It looks nice. Shame we can't see any gameplay of it so we can see how the stage works but still, all cool from from where I'm standing...

    8) <----Artists impression of said coolness.

  8. KairiZero Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 12:23

    I hope they use a gimmick so that you can perhaps smash somebody around the globe, then smash them again as they come around, a sort of spherical juggle, if you will.

  9. carnivine chaos Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 13:48

    Straaaaiiiiight to the ban list.

  10. MatthewONM Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 13:58

    Straaaaiiiiight to the ban list.


    Ha. Right on time.

  11. Scraggy man Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 14:25

    And thus a great cheer rose up from the fans.

  12. Time-Bomb Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 14:31

    It would't be new Smash Bros news without Carnivine Chaos pretending to be some sort of ultra professional player :wink: Lighten up, the stage looks cool!

  13. Tamzily01 Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 14:41

    Definitely looking forward to playing this stage. Would like to learn a bit more about the mechanics of it though, particularly the way gravity will work on it, as well as if Lubba's ship or anything else in the background will act as extra platforms and/or hazards.

  14. Mariostar222 Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 15:31

    I wish for a 3DS version,but I probley won't get it

  15. Mariostar222 Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 15:32

    Yay been hoping for this I sire hope the level goes "all the way round"


    as i like the idea,how will we knock people of the stage?we will have to shoot them up,it would be hard to just shoot up all that way,yet if it goes all the way we could have great tag games :mrgreen:

  16. shadowlugia101 Friday 15th Nov 2013 at 15:55

    Awesome! this stage looks gorgeous and i'm so happy there's a gravity mechanic like in galaxy, this will definitly be one that i play most on

  17. Luke Ario Saturday 16th Nov 2013 at 10:20

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    That is exactly what I was going to say.

  18. carnivine chaos Saturday 16th Nov 2013 at 14:02

    Straaaaiiiiight to the ban list.


    Ha. Right on time.


    Thanks, I try my best. x

  19. Luke Ario Saturday 16th Nov 2013 at 16:35

    It was never really in doubt whether there would be a Galaxy stage, but I feel relived now that it's been announced. I can already see it being my most played stage.

  20. TheImprobableOne Sunday 17th Nov 2013 at 10:54

    If there isn't a way to send another player into orbit, I'll be deeply saddened.

  21. LOZanges Sunday 17th Nov 2013 at 15:04

    Looking at TheImprobableOne's avatar, I'm reminded ROB hasn't been announced. That means whatever you want it to. 8)

  22. Brackers28 Monday 18th Nov 2013 at 11:54

    YAY
    Can't wait to play this especially with the Wii U better internet connection for online matches and sharing funny pictures. 8)

  23. carnivine chaos Saturday 11th Jan 2014 at 00:49

    It would't be new Smash Bros news without Carnivine Chaos pretending to be some sort of ultra professional player :wink: Lighten up, the stage looks cool!


    >pretending

    I lol'd

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