So nothing was announced in regards to a new smash game during the January 12th Switch presentation. But we WILL be getting one on the system eventually. Who knows, maybe the deluxe edition of Smash for Wii U and 3DS that there are tons of rumors about will be revealed at E3. Whether these ideas are likely or not, I'll be showing segment by segment some ideas for new stages I'd like to see in whatever the next Smash game is.
A couple rules:
1. New stage ideas only. I'm not covering returning stages despite there being some I want to see more than others.
2. This is not what I'm predicting the stage roster to be. They are just ideas for what COULD be added and I do not expect all of these ideas, if any, to come to fruition. I'm just combining a wishlist with a guessing game of sorts.
3. These stages are not based off of a predicted roster. There are some characters like Bayonetta that are already in the game that I think have a solid stage to just bring back, some like Mega Man and Ryu who just need their current stages changed up a little in terms of platforms and removing a few hazards, and some like Rayman who I think are solid choices for the next smash game but am indifferent to what they get for a stage. And as such, will not be listing any ideas in this series.Without further ado, Let's go over the last entry for this series, the 3rd Party Stages!
Total Amount: 11
1. Big Shell
Being the very 1st 3rd party character we ever got in Smash I wanted to include something for Snake. I went with Big Shell since that's the stage he had in Dreammix World TV Fighters.
2. Dracula's Castle
The clear cut stage for Castlevania. A series I would love to see in Smash
3. Revamped Green Hill Zone
You've got to have a Green Hill stage for Sonic. It's too iconic. That being said that one we actually did get needs work so hopefully they can give it a revamp.
4. A Sonic Casino Level
Casino's are a very recurring area in Sonic games that not a lot of other games use. Normally I would go with the Casino level from the upcoming Sonic Mania but we don't even know if that game has a Casino level yet. Until then you're guess is as good as mine as to which one they'd pick.
*EDIT* Apparently Sonic Mania does have a Casino revealed in the form of Studiopolis Zone. In that case, just consider this slot to be Studiopolis.
5. Chaos Shrine
Inspired by Super Smash Flash 2. A solid choice for a Final Fantasy Stage if you're looking for something not from 7.
6. Gruntilda's Lair
A Stage that transitions to different worlds from Banjo-Kazooie. Do I expect those two to get in Smash? Well......I kind of doubt it. But if they do get in this is the stage I want them to bring.
7. Tower of Fate
The final and most built up to area of Shovel Knight. Now you've probably noticed that there are 4 Shovel Knight Stages here. I do NOT expect Shovel Knight to get more than 1 stage. But with 3 of the boss knights being playable currently or in the future I think there home stages for the main campaign would be solid choices as well.
I'm only including 3rd parties that I can think of new stages for, hence why there's nothing from Rayman or Bomberman or anything like that. So I had room to list all 4 Shovel Knight stage ideas in this guessing game.
The home stage of Plague Knight
9. Lich Yard
The home stage of Specter Knight
10. Pridemoor Keep
The home stage of King Knight
11. Scuttle Town
Shantae is my most wanted character right now to be in a Smash game. Her home town that she protects from danger is the obvious stage for her.
Well that's it for this stage series. Hope you enjoyed!
Mario Spin-off Stages
Kid Icarus and Fire Emblem Stages
Star Fox and Pokemon Stages
Pikmin Animal Crossing and Xenoblade Stages
Classic and Misc Stages
3rd Party Stages