Remember back before Little Mac was announced for the next Smash Bros. game, when there was a boxing ring with the Smash logo on it? After Little Mac’s debut, most people assumed, after seeing the new Punch-Out! themed boxing stage, that the original had just been a placeholder and had since been replaced. However, in a recent Miiverse post, Sakurai revealed that there are in fact two versions of the stage: a blue ring featuring the Smash Bros. logo, and a purple ring featuring W.V.B.A. logos.
Sakurai did not, however, elaborate on how one can change between the two versions. It would seem that using Little Mac on the stage is not the answer, as he is not present in the screen containing the
Punch-Out! version (which can be viewed after the jump). It seems there will be an option to switch between the two versions at the stage selection screen, or perhaps the stage will randomly choose one of the two versions when selected.
What do you think about the two stage versions? Neat addition, or meaningless visual changes? Sound off in the comments!