Have you ever played a Smash Bros. game and wished there were more stages for you and your friends to use while brawling? You’re probably not going to have that problem in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The developers are cramming in more stages than we have ever seen in a Smash Bros. game. All of you audiophiles are in for a treat as well; the game’s soundtrack is going to be massive.

Stages

How many stages are in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and how will that compare to the rest of the series? Well, according to this graphic you can expect 103 unique playable stages in Ultimate.

It doesn’t end there. Each stage can be transformed into Battlefield or Omega modes which brings a grand total of over 300 stages in the game. Every single stage will be available to you from the beginning of the game and every stage can be used for up to 8-player matches. There will plenty of stages hazards too but you can opt to turn this feature off if you just want to brawl against your opponents. A very cool feature lets you choose two stages before a match and they will morph into each other during the battle. Another nice touch is that the stages appear on the select screen in the order they first appeared in the Smash Bros. series.

Most of the stages will be updated levels from previous games in the series but you can expect a number of new levels such as New Donk City from Super Mario Odyssey. Yes, Pauline appears in that stage singing Jump Up, Super Star.

Music

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a lot of music. A LOT. There are plenty of historic game franchises represented here and their musical legacy is massive. Expect over 800 tracks from your favorite games to be represented here. If you toss in additional music such as menu tunes then you have almost 900 musical tracks in the game. Even better, stages are no longer tied to an individual song but rather its respective series soundtrack. For example, if you played on any stage inspired by The Legend of Zelda series you will get any of several pieces of music from the Zelda franchise.

Nintendo says it would take you over 28 hours to listen to every piece of music contained in the game. In fact, you can do exactly that. Nintendo is putting a music player into the game which lets you sample any piece of included music. You will even be able to organize the music into custom playlists and listen to them on your Switch in Handheld mode – just like a huge MP3 player.

Considering the ridiculously massive amount of stages and music contained within the game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate seems to certainly live up to the expectation of being the definitive title of the entire franchise.