Though this should be taken with a grain of salt, a new rumor suggests that Nintendo is working on a new Super Smash Bros. game. It’s possible that the game will be a Nintendo Switch port of the latest installment, Super Smash. Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is easily one of the most popular fighting game franchises of all-time. Released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, the first game had a roster that included fan-favorite Nintendo characters like Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link from Legend of Zelda, Kirby, and Pokemon‘s Pikachu. The game’s diverse roster helped make the game an instant success. Ever since, Nintendo has released a Super Smash Bros. title for every console. Each game has been a hit for the company. 2014’s Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was no exception. The game received universal acclaim for its improved gameplay mechanics, multi-player, number of characters, and replayability.
On the video game website ResetEra, one of the administrators posted that a new Super Smash Bros. game was on its way. According to the post, the game could be a “full sequel“, a “half-sequel“, or a “deluxe definitive edition port” for the Nintendo Switch. It’s also stated that the game will be announced and released this year, with brand new content along with reworked existing content from the 2014 installment. Bleeding Cool reports that ResetEra‘s administrators have a record for being mostly right about video game predictions.
It makes sense why Nintendo would want to release a Super Smash Bros. title for the Switch, given its past success and popularity. The 2014 game became the fast-selling Wii U game, breaking the record previously held by Mario Kart 8. A Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch seems like a no-brainer, considering how much of a success the console has been for the company.
The Switch sold 10 million units in less than a year and has already out-sold the Wii U. Releasing an installment from a franchise as popular as Super Smash Bros. on the fast-selling console in U.S. history just feels like a formula for success. The console has already made massive hits out of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
If the rumor holds true, we can expect an official announcement for a new Super Smash Bros. title at E3, which will be held in June.
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