I've managed to unlock one stage (Towerforge) by playing through the entirety of Quest mode.

A friend has told me that he got one randomly by selecting random in the stage selection, and another by the end of a versus match on a specific stage.

What are the definite ways to unlock these stages?


I'll update this answer as I unlock stages:

  • Sunken City: Choose "random" at the versus mode stage selection, it will come up eventually.
  • Towerforge: Beat King's Court in Quest mode on any difficulty.
  • Moonstone: Play a match on every non-unlockable level in versus mode, then play a match on Sacred Ground.
  • Ascension: After unlocking the previous 3 levels, go to archives and find the Ascension tab. On each of the 3 stages you can find hidden direction symbols in the background which make a code you can input.
    • Final code: Right Up Left - Right Right Down - Down Up Down.

Quest Mode-only Stages:

  • Gauntlet: Beat Ascension in Quest mode.
  • Gauntlet II: Beat every level in Quest mode on hardcore difficulty.
  • And the Gauntlet unlocked for me after beating Ascension. – tourn Mar 15 '14 at 13:54
  • AFAIK, there isn't any Gauntlet III. – Lunfel May 13 '18 at 13:12
  • @Lunfel I have no idea how that got there, nor how it stayed there so long. – Seiyria May 13 '18 at 21:35

By Beating Ascension you unlock a stage called Gauntlet. Instead of stages in Quest mode it has a set number of enemies that spawn roughly 10 at a time in the beginning and slowly becomes tougher and more numerous enemies in the "waves". I beat Gauntlet and have not unlocked anything after that, I know for a fact that there is one more stage, I'm assuming I need to finish more missions on hardcore mode to unlock it. I do currently have 13 out of the 14 white skulls and 4 out 14 red ones.

  • You do need to finish everything on hardcore. It's crazy. – Seiyria Mar 24 '14 at 16:31
  • Challenge accepted. Wish me luck. – Vyratik Mar 24 '14 at 16:33

Look in the background of the basic levels for a hint to unlock the level. Remember, the level is called Moonstone.

We unlocked everything this afternoon, just played a random versus match on the level and it unlocked it.

The other level we got by selecting random level and it showed up for us.

  • Yes, I know now which level spawns it, just spawning it is the tough part. – Seiyria Mar 13 '14 at 1:18

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