Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch – Overview
Release date: 2018
Format: Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch – What is it?
Super Smash Bros is Nintendo’s flagship series. It combines characters from all of the publisher’s biggest games and throws them into one world, pitted against each other in order to reign supreme.
You have the likes of Mario and Luigi battling it out with Link from The Legend of Zelda series, you have Pokemon defending themselves from Kirby, Donkey Kong trying desperately to blow Animal Crossing’s villagers off the edge of the world.
Even the Wii Fit instructor turns up to school Nintendo’s most famous mascots. It’s bizarre.
Gameplay involves up to four characters using special moves to get one over on their opponents, making the most of dynamic 2.5D levels to get the upper hand on their enemies.
This game will be the first Smash Bros. title on the Nintendo Switch.
Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch – Release Date
Following the Nintendo Direct teaser, Nintendo has told us that Super Smash Bros is coming at some point in 2018, though a more specific date has not been divulged.
Metroid Prime 4 is also due to launch this year – maybe towards the middle section of the year. As such, you’d imagine Nintendo would want to keep release dates quite far apart, meaning we’ll potentially see Smash Bros Switch launch towards the end of the year.
We’re likely to hear more about the game at E3 in June.
Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch – What we know so far
Series creator of Super Smash Bros, Masahiro Sakurai, has said in a tweet (translated by Siliconera) that he’s been “quietly working on it day after day”, whilst asking for fans to “please wait until we can reveal its content, or until the time of its release!!”
We do not know whether this game will be a port of the Nintendo Wii U version of the game, or a whole new version built specifically for the Nintendo Switch.
If it’s a port, we can expect the main game to turn out something like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch, which took the base game on the Wii U and added new features, updated graphics and more content.
If it’s a brand new game, we can expect more stages, more characters, a rebalanced roster and more besides – we look forward to more information from Nintendo.
Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch – Roster
At least two new characters have been confirmed so far: the Inklings from Splatoon appeared in the trailer, being summoned take part in the game by a massive imposing 4 logo.
The trailer also confirms that Link will be in attendance in his Breath of the Wild iteration, which is nice.
Thanks to the games Switch is attracting, though, we could also see more characters debut in the game – it’s not unreasonable to expect the likes of the Dragonborn from Skyrim, or Rex and Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, or a character from ARMS.
You can expect the following characters to return:
Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Luigi, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, Ness, Bowser, Peach, Zelda, Sheik, Dr. Mario, Falco, Marth, Ganondorf, Mr.Game & Watch, Meta Knight, Pit, Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Ike, Charizard, Diddy Kong, King Dedede, Pikmin & Olimar, Lucario, R.O.B., Toon Link, Sonic.
The DLC characters may also be included. They are: Mewtwo, Roy, Lucas, Bayonetta, Ryu and Cloud.