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Super Smash Bros. Announced for Switch!

Today’s Nintendo Direct closed off with the announcement we’ve all been dreaming of. Super Smash Bros. has been announced for the Nintendo Switch.

The short teaser followed the Inklings from Splatoon as they seemingly got their invitation to join the battle. A quick glimpse of a darkened Mario and Breath of the Wild styled Link was also shown.

Distant silhouettes that show a number of characters can be seen within the Smash emblem, but it’s unclear exactly who these characters are. Which ones can you guess?

A 2018 release is attached to the project but that can change at any moment. It’s also unclear if this is a brand new game or a deluxe edition of the previous entry. Signs like the different logo and the updated website make it seem like this is a new project.

Sakurai himself has confirmed that he is behind the development of the title and has been over the last two years.







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  • Toblet

    It’s surprising the game is coming out so soon which has got me worried about cuts. Regardless, I think all the silhouette characters are returning characters.

    The ones I’m sure I can see are: Pit, DK, Kirby, Mario, BOTW Link, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Samus, Bowser, and BOTW Zelda.

    Possibles are: Marth, PR Ike, Bayonetta, Shiek, Captain Falcon, Ness and Lucas.

  • Yoshiman222

    Return of CN soon? 😛

  • Stalfos King

    I feel like it’s probably a new game since the logo was different and the fact that the trailer was so dramatic and hype-inducing. The other deluxe ports didn’t have dramatic teasers, and usually showed gameplay with the announcement.

  • DerpyKong

    Whether it’s a port or an entirely new smash game, doesn’t really matter to me. The only thing that matters to me is that there’s going to be another smash game with new characters.

  • E.Gadd

    Dang. After all the amazing Smash reveals we’ve seen over the years, that one was really something else. Chilling even.

    I cannot wait to see how this extra short Smash hype cycle is going to go. With less than a year, I imagine we will get several random character reveal drops(E3 being the main place, surely), so every Nintendo related announcement going forward is going to have this big cloud of Smash anticipation and speculation hanging over it…I can’t wait! 😀

  • Mario_Comix

    My opinion is that they’re able to reuse several assets from SSB4, which used HD models after all, and that’s how they’re going to have achieved it in such a short development cycle. I’m very intrigued to see more, though.

  • Rosie

    Seems like now I’m gonna buy a Switch! XD
    Seriously though, the Super Smash Bros series is my favorite videogame series ever, so I need to play this game in the future! I will start saving money now to buy a Switch XD
    I wonder if they will have Zelda in her Breath of the Wild design like Link, or if for the first time in the Smash series, they will keep TP Zelda and have a Link and a Zelda from different “generations”. If they use her BOTW design, I hope her white dress is one of her alternate costumes, it’s my favorite outfit of hers from the game!

  • XelaFury

    Okay, who lost their minds when the Smash logo was shown on Inkling Girl’s eye? I sure did.

    The HYPE TRAIN is back and more hype than ever!!!

  • Pikachu Trainer

    Well this was unexpected, at least now everyone can shut up about them not announcing it. If it’s Smash 4 DX then unless it has someone I would really like to see like Bomberman or Arle Nadja, then I couldn’t care less. I already played it like over 1000 hours so it’s probably more my fault for not being so hyped about it. Plus not a fan of Splatoon so wasn’t really hyped for character reveal. Also seeing BOTW Link it will probably be a character skin seeing as how I doubt there will be 3 links or would replace the Link we have now. Also I’ve been saying it for years and I will say it again but Sakurai, give Dedede and Jigglypuff buffs already for gods sake!