New Rules, New Stage List for Smash 4 Players

Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (a.k.a. Smash 4) is about to look a little different, according to a recommended set of rule changes proposed by a panel of tournament organizers last Friday.
The changes address several issues, including coaching rules, setting checks (an issue brought to light by the controversy that unfolded at Genesis 4), and a new stage list.
The stage list has raised some eyebrows in the Smash 4 community. The starter list of stages will consist of Final Destination, Battlefield, and Smashville. The counter pick stages will be Town & City, Dream Land, and a select list of Omega Stages. That means Lylat Cruise and Duck Hunt, two longtime staples of the competitive game, are now banned from rotation.