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Orbital Gate From Star Fox Assault Revealed As Exclusive Wii U Smash Bros Stage

A new Wii U-exclusive stage has been revealed today for Super Smash Bros. The game’s director Masahiro Sakurai unveiled the Orbital Gate stage in his daily Miiverse post, giving fans a few details on how the area will be used in the forthcoming brawler. The Orbital Gate, which made its first appearance in Star Fox: Assault for the Nintendo GameCube, was the main hub during the Aparoid Invasion. While missiles are flying in from the aparoids, Star Fox and his defense team ward off their enemies in a frenetic battle.

Given the stage’s first appearance in the Super Smash Bros franchise, Sakurai has taken the time to describe what players will see during the many battles on the stage. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a screenshot from Star Fox: Assault either, as the director teased an image of the Great Fox earlier this year. Here’s what he said over on Miiverse, along with the fantastic screenshots:


“This is the Orbital Gate stage. This is a Wii U version-exclusive stage reenacting Team Star Fox’s defense of the Orbital Gate from an Aparoid missile attack.”


“Missiles are launched towards the Orbital Gate! The force field shields the machinery for a while, and the missiles eventually get shot down by team Star Fox. Overall, this stage feels like a ride. It’s pretty hectic, so hold on tight!”


“The Arwings are passing through the gate! And the fighters hop on for a free ride!!”

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  3. The Wii U version better have some damn good exclusive modes to set itself from the 3DS version. Otherwise, I’ll just stick with the 3DS version only. The fact Ganondorf is once again Captain Falcon 2.0 really does piss me off. The fact he has some custom moves that separate him from fucking Captain Falcon isn’t good enough since custom moves only work offline & friends only online. I would have been perfectly happy without a playable Ridley IF Ganondorf wasn’t a clone for the 3rd damn time.

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