Super Smash Bros. project teased for Nintendo Switch, planned for 2018 release

By on March 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm
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Four years ago, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U was released. Since then, Nintendo’s “Nintendo Direct” promotional streams have been decried by the increasingly impatient Smash community when they have always failed to mention a sequel to the wildly popular crossover platform fighter. Say what you will about Smash fans, you can’t deny how vocal and committed they are — and now, their prayers and pleas have been answered at last.

Teased at the very end of today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast was a short 1-minute promo: Starting off slyly as (what appeared to be) more Splatoon 2 promotional footage, the tone quickly shifted when the Super Smash Bros. logo appeared in a fiery blaze.

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At the time of this writing, it’s completely unclear as to whether this is a port of the Wii U version, or if this is a full-fledged sequel. Nintendo followed up with a tweet confirming that some version of Super Smash Bros. is Switch-inbound this year:

Either way, two things are certain: the Inklings are in, and we will see a decline in the number of Wii U consoles at tournaments at some point this year.

Sources: Nintendo (YouTube); Nintendo (Twitter)

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