Super Smash Bros announced for Nintendo Switch, coming in 2018


Nintendo has announced Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo Switch during this morning’s Nintendo Direct.

Its official title is: Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. (working title)

No gameplay was shown just yet instead of a trailer announcing the Inkling’s coming to the game.

It’ll be out in 2018.

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  • Jynx
    March 9, 2018 at 7:59 am

    This trailer gives me fkn goosebumps it’s so well done,

  • Soeroah
    March 9, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I’m really confused as to whether this is 5 or not. Apparently that’s BotW Link, which makes the Inkling simply being a new character a bit unlikely.

    It’s possible for them to just shove the 3DS and Wii U versions together, add some new stages, characters and modes and call it 5, though.

    I liked the trailer. It somehow made the Smash emblem look like a final boss or a threat or something, Subspace Emissary style.

    • Cam
      March 9, 2018 at 11:47 am

      A couple of things hint to me this is a “DX” version of Smash 4:

      1. The Smash logo and its styling is the same as Smash 4.
      2. The development time between 4 and now is too tight to come up with a whole new game
      3. Reissued (major) first party WiiU titles are in Nintendo’s best interest, given they’re low effort for the majority of people that didn’t play it on WiiU.

      • Paige
        March 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        It is NOT the same logo as Smash 4, the copyright is 2018 not 2014-2018, and at the end of the trailer the corner says: Original Game.

      • Adam
        March 9, 2018 at 7:10 pm

        I’m also thinking it’s a 4 DX.

        • Phantom Ganon
          March 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

          What Paige said. All the other ports in the Direct had a copyright dating back to the original game. This does not. And yeah, I doubt it would explicitly say Original Game on the trailer if it wasn’t.

          Smash is always a modified version of the previous game anyway so I think it’ll be new.

  • Squid
    March 9, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    1. No it isn’t. It’s closer to Melee. The fiery smash ball has been a thing since the original game. In fact they’ve outright ditched the embossed aesthetic of 4 in favour of minimalist black.
    2. Almost four years is plenty of time to make a video game, and there’s no reason they can’t reuse the engine and models for a new game, saving plenty of time.
    3. True, but there would be no reason to not announce it as a port and show game play in that scenario, like with every single other port.

    It’s obviously a new game.

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