It's almost hard to believe due to the extravagant length of its hype period, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than two months away. It's so close we can almost see our Circle Pad / D-pad wearing out from all those extended fight sessions.

In any case, Masahiro Sakurai has been particularly attentive to the portable version recently, no doubt aware that he should build excitement for the first arrival before returning to its HD brethren. On that score he took an opportunity today to reveal a new stage, and it should be one to excite retro gamers.

Pic of the day. "♪Ba-ding!♪"

Smash 3 DS Game Boy

If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there's a Game Boy inside the screen.

It's certainly appropriate with the Game Boy celebrating its 25th Anniversary; the near-monochrome effect on the characters is particularly charming, while stage evolutions could be interesting.

In addition we rather enjoyed this comment, replying to Sakurai-san's update.

Miiverse Sakurai

Are you excited about this new stage? Let us know.