Smash Bros. – The Next Generation Stage: Sonic Lost World’s Windy Hill

What once was lost…

...is now hastily cobled together screenshots to form a vague image.
…is now hastily cobbled together screenshots to form a vague image.

With the recent announcement of Sonic returning to Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS, there was much excitement that the speedster would be back for another round. Me? I’m a stage guy more than anything, so I decided to dig up all the video footage and screenshots I could, add a little digital duct tape, and try and figure out just what is going on in Sonic’s new stage.

The new stage, clearly modeled after Sonic Lost World‘s Windy Hill level, appears to have a bit of a rolling structure. While trying to piece this screenshot together, I noticed some pieces weren’t lining up, and upon investigating the video I noticed that the stage is built on a rounded surface that rotates a bit with the camera. Whether just a change in perspective due to focusing on one character, or an overall camera tilt, I am unsure. A fully circular stage with a central gravity that tugs you back to the middle would be incredibly unique, but would it be a Sonic stage when it could be a Mario Galaxy stage?

There’s really not much else to notice yet. There is likely more to do to the left and right; you can see a swinging platform on the right on the peak of it’s swing. I also imagine there’s more going on to he left. I hope we get a better screenshot because this is only making me more curious! At this point this stage is either going to be an auto-scroller like Mushroomy Kingdom, or it’s going to be SmashU’s Hyrule Temple.

Just what would a Sonic Lost World stage sound like? Let’s pick out a few likely candidates and personal favorites and lay ’em out under the jump!

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