Super Smash Bros is coming to Nintendo Switch this year, Nintendo has confirmed.
The last outing on Wii U was arguably the best yet, bringing with it a superb roster of fighters and stages. After the debut trailer for the Switch’s take, we can’t wait to see who makes the lineup and get a chance to play the game.
Trusted Reviews has rounded up everything you need to know about Smash Bros Switch, including all the latest news, announcements and more.
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Super Smash Bros Switch News
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch has officially been revealed. Nintendo showcased the upcoming fighter with a gorgeous reveal trailer during a Direct presentation:
This trailer, unfortunately, doesn’t give away much beyond the addition of Squid Kids and a 2018 release window. A plethora of silhouettes can be seen in the distance revealing characters such as Link and Mario will indeed be returning.
Super Smash Bros Switch release date – When is it coming out?
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch is coming in 2018. A release date is yet to be announced, although we expect it to launch alongside the company’s upcoming online service.
Super Smash Bros Switch – 5 things we’d love see
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One huge bundle
If Super Smash Bros Switch is simply a fancy port of the previous iteration, we’d love to have all the downloadable content bundled in for no extra cost. Bayonetta, Lucas, Ryu and even Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud have been incorporated since release, and they’re all brilliant.
In many ways, this could be a GOTY treatment for Smash Bros that we simply don’t see from the company. Nintendo has the opportunity to refine some of the rough edges while providing us with excellent value for money.
The return of story mode
Super Smash Bros Brawl’s Adventure Mode, otherwise known as The Subspace Emissary, was kind of awesome. It thrust all of our favourite Nintendo characters into an interwoven narrative that felt utterly bonkers in so many ways. Despite combining an endless array of different locations and characters, it rarely broke away from the fast-paced action that made the series so appealing.
Sadly, it was nowhere to be seen in the 2014 iteration. Instead, we were left to grind the arcade mode in pursuit of in-game achievements that themselves offered unique rewards. The Switch needs to bring this back, and make it better than ever.
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During the last console generation, Nintendo gave fans the opportunity to vote for the characters they’d love to see debut in Smash Bros. Bayonetta and Cloud were the evident result of this, showing that the tried-and-true gaming giant is more than willing to take a few unorthodox risks.
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We want to see more outside the box fighters debut on Switch, lending the roster an aura of unpredictability alongside its already bustling variety. Nintendo’s plethora of universes are growing constantly, so there’s no telling what heroes and villains could take to the ring next.
Our personal picks would be Solid Snake, Waluigi, Fire Emblem’s Chrom and the one and only John Cena. That last one totally wasn’t a joke.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS had a LOT of stages. The number of established and niche properties represented throughout Nintendo’s brawler was a sight to behold. But, as with its roster, there are still some environments we’ve yet to duke it out in.
This wish is definitely more for completionists than anyone else, but you can never have enough challenges so long as they provide satisfying rewards. Smash Bros has done just that in the past, so why stop now?
See also: Metroid Prime 4
What’s on your wish list for Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @trustedreviews.