Since its N64 debut, the Super Smash Bros. series has been one of Nintendo’s most beloved properties. What began as a simple amusement that pitted some of Nintendo’s best characters against each other in a brawler fighting game has become an institution. Everyone from casual Nintendo console owners to hardcore fighting fans has fond memories of waging war across Smash Bros. many levels.
Now, Smash Bros. is preparing to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch. Following the success of Super Smash Bros. Wii U – a game that grew to include one of the most incredible rosters in fighting game history – expectations are high for the next entry in the long-running franchise. If Nintendo’s history with highly-anticipated Switch titles is any indication, though, then we fully expect this will be a special title that will boast a truly impressive collection of playable characters.
Here is everything we know about Super Smash Bros. for Switch:
Super Smash Bros. Switch News
Nintendo has confirmed that Super Smash Bros. for Switch will be playable on the E3 show floor. While we can guarantee that the lines for the game will be daunting, those in attendance will be among the first to actually play the highly-anticipated title.
As for what those attendees can expect, recent evidence suggests that the Smash Bros. for Switch will be an entirely new game and not a port of the Wii U version.
For instance, a recent tweet from series creator Masahiro Sakurai states that he has been “working on this game in silence day after day.” It’s highly doubtful that Sakurai would personally be putting so much effort into a port of Smash Bros. Wii U, which has led many to believe that his work has been going towards a new title.
The biggest piece of evidence, though, was snuck into the reveal of Smash Bros. for Switch. The end of that footage credits Hal Laboratory as the game’s developer. However, Bandai Namco created Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. Even if Hal were responsible for just porting the previous game, Bandai Namco would have likely been credited in some way for their creation if this was indeed a port.
All things considered, it looks like we are getting a proper new Smash Bros. game in 2018.
Super Smash Bros. Switch Release Date
Super Smash Bros. for Switch is being released in 2018. It’s currently believed that the title will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Super Smash Bros. Switch Trailer
During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo seemed to tease the first Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch.