During this Thursday’s Nintendo Direct event, Nintendo broke the silence on the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch, which now is coming this year. Yoshia Koizumi invited fans to enjoy one more video, which showed a teaser trailer for the game where two Splatoon 2 characters battled, followed by the iconic logo taking over the screen.
The trailer suggests new playable characters will be joining the fun, as two Inklings open and star in this teaser. As the stage turns dark and the Smash logo lights up in one of the shooter’s pupils, the silhouettes of Mario and a redesigned Breath of the Wild Link are displayed in mid shots as the icon takes over the screen followed by the game title.
Super Smash Bros is one of the highest grossing franchises across Nintendo platforms, but since the Nintendo Switch came out, the company has remained silent about the brawling game. This has left many fans in doubt about when they could expect to see a new title for the franchise. Needless to say, that day has come, and a new Super Smash Bros will come out in 2018.
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Nintendo didn’t give much information about the upcoming title, however. Quite literally, the new Super Smash Bros doesn’t even have an official title yet, which leaves out a lot to the realm of speculation.
Regardless of the little information given aside from the teaser trailer with new playable characters, Super Smash Bros proved once again its position as an all-time favorite, overshadowing all other titles announced in this Nintendo Direct session.
The video game giant also announced the release of exciting games like the brand new Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, which includes remastered versions of previous games playable for the first time on a Nintendo console.
Mario Tennis Aces will come out with a bang, as the company plans an online tournament to celebrate its debut. Still, none of these titles for Switch matched the hype Super Smash Bros has had within hours of its announcement.
It’s been made clear already that Nintendo has a strong lineup for 2018, so apart from all the Switch games announced, the 3DS lineup for releases seems to be pretty strong as well.
With a Luigi’s Mansion port for 3DS, WarioWare Gold featuring 300 microgames, and a Captain Toad title coming out for both the 3DS and the Switch, Nintendo seems to have a good prospect for sales for 2018. The company has unintentionally left the room boiling with anticipation for the upcoming E3.