It’s been a while since Nintendo has been taken seriously in the ongoing “console war,” but could the reveals at Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse this year change all that?
The Nintendo Switch has had major successes with titles such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, but two hit games is usually not enough to warrant purchasing a 300 dollar console. The catch is that Nintendo owns the rights to one of the most popular brawler franchises in gaming’s history: Super Smash Bros.
The newly announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive that includes every single previous fighter from all Smash Bros. games to date. Fan favorites like Ice Climbers and Lucario will make a return, while new additions include the Inkling from Splatoon, Daisy, and Ridley, who previously served as a boss battle in Brawl‘s story mode.
To add to the hype and nostalgia, the Gamecube controller will be compatible with Ultimate, a feature that brings gamers back to their days playing Melee. The release date is set for December 7th, 2018.
Another, closer release date is the November 16th Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee which we also go a snippet of news for. If you buy the Pokéball Plus accessory in addition to the game, you will receive the mythical Pokémon Mew. This will be the only way to obtain Mew in the game.
Rounding up the Nintendo News, Fortnite is making its way to the Switch, there’s a new Dragonball Z fighter game on the horizon, and in 2019, the next core games in the Pokémon RPG series will be announced.