Super Smash Bros. Announced for Switch

Super Smash Bros. Announced for Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 March 2018 / 5,114 Views

Today Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct livestream Super Smash Bros. will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

View the teaser trailer below:


Super Smash Bros. on the Switch will launch in 2018 and features characters from the Splatoon series.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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PAOerfulone (on 08 March 2018)

Get your bodies ready folks, it's happening!


Masked_Muchaco (on 09 March 2018)

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pikashoe (on 08 March 2018)

Interesting at the end of the trailer it mentions Hal laboratory and not Namco, which seems to point to this being a new game rather than a port.


Trentonater (on 09 March 2018)

It says "original game".


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Ljink96 (on 09 March 2018)

This seems to be normal protocol, or at least a safer protocol for surprise factor. They'll amend new developers as new characters get announced.


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Hiku (on 09 March 2018)

The original Smash 4 trailer didn't mention Namco either. Omitting that kind of information early on before all details are made public is understandable.


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JWeinCom (on 10 March 2018)

Hal could just be there because Kirby is in the trailer.


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Ultrashroomz (on 08 March 2018)

That Inkling's face is too perfect. xD


Ganoncrotch (on 09 March 2018)

It's the face of most viewers of the reveal too :D


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Azuren (on 08 March 2018)

My body wasn't ready for this today.


The_Yoda (on 08 March 2018)

Holy shit that trailer is pretty.


Mr.GameCrazy (on 08 March 2018)

Can't wait!


Mystro-Sama (on 08 March 2018)

That was probably Nintendo's best teaser. The Smash cast in the shadows was chilling.


Ganoncrotch (on 09 March 2018)

there is a game explain vid on youtube, it's not perfect but it goes over the shadows and who each of them are with returning cast.


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mZuzek (on 08 March 2018)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


KLAMarine (on 08 March 2018)

Crash will be next for Smash.


sub-zero-TM (on 08 March 2018)

Lol you serious with that xD


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KLAMarine (on 08 March 2018)

Why not?


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160rmf (on 08 March 2018)

Crash will be a guest fighter for sure. Can't wait to see the "Crash joins the battle" trailer


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Masked_Muchaco (on 09 March 2018)

Crash... crashes the party? Whoa into the fight?


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Darwinianevolution (on 08 March 2018)

If they add the content from both the 3DS and the WiiU, plus the DLC, plus a story mode... Man, now I'm at the edge of my seat!


Flilix (on 08 March 2018)

I wonder if it will be a port or a new game.


Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

A takes a LONG time to make a brand new Smash game. A new Smash game wouldn't come out in 2018. This is more than likely a port.


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160rmf (on 08 March 2018)

With all internal studios focusing only on 1 platform? You can't be sure about that


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Flilix (on 08 March 2018)

It could also be something in between a port and a new game. Even if it is just a port, it will have at least some new characters and stages.


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Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

Agreed Flilix. I see this as a port (until further notice) with a few expansions.

@160 I can't say for sure as I don't have the inside scoop on it. However, I gather you've been playing Smash for years, correct? You know how long it takes to make Smash games. We just got Smash 3 years ago on Wii U. Remember Sakurai's health failing during the development? You think he would jump to develop a new Smash right away? That's my reasoning for thinking this is a port. Nothing wrong with a port. I just don't see a brand new Smash game coming out in 2018. They would have saved that news for E3.


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160rmf (on 08 March 2018)

And a story mode, new custom attacks..
The truth is... We will never know with all certain if it's a port when they announce as a new smash


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Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

Agreed 160rmf. I was just speculating. What we DO know is that it's coming this year. I'm stoked for that.


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Flilix (on 08 March 2018)

@Rafie I don't think they can really improve much on Smash 4 anymore. So maybe they're taking the foundations of that game, and making a new game with it (new story, characters, stages, items...)? They should be able to do that in 4 years time.


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160rmf (on 08 March 2018)

@Flilix my thoughts exactly


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Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

@Flilix I understand what you mean by using the same metrics from Smash U for a new game. Just like how they use Hyrule Temple and til this day from Melee. However, most of the content is pretty new when there's a new Smash game.

Then again, you made valid points. I just know that Smash won't be the same Smash without Sakurai. If this is truly a new game, then I hope he is involved some how.


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Ryng_Tolu (on 08 March 2018)

It's a new game, and you have to be blink if you think is a port.


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Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

You're just as clueless as we are on the details. Please don't talk as if this is concrete facts. It's not. Let's wait to hear something more...concrete.


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pikashoe (on 08 March 2018)

Sakurai is working on it. He implied on Twitter that it's a new game.


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Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

Then I stand corrected. I don't have Twitter. Thanks for the heads up!


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Ganoncrotch (on 09 March 2018)

0.03-0.07 is my reaction to this news.


Rogerioandrade (on 09 March 2018)

I was skeptical at first, but this is definetely Smash 5. They are, though, probably using many assets from Smash WiiU, like gameplay mechanics and character models, and adding new modes and stages. Something like Splatoon / Splatoon 2 scenario.


Nuvendil (on 10 March 2018)

If it's like past Smash games, stages are where you will see some asset reuse. I can tell several Smash Wii U stages were using Brawl geometry with cleaner textures. Character models are generally top priority though.

I would bet on the engine being the same or built off the Wii U engine. With the HD jump taken care of, there's less reason to start all over on the engine front.


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LuccaCardoso1 (on 09 March 2018)

I don't think they would tease a port, right? This has to be a new game.


weraru_1 (on 09 March 2018)

It's time to NYOOOOOOOOOM!!


kirby007 (on 08 March 2018)

That was freaking tits


takoyaki7 (on 08 March 2018)

https://twitter.com/Sora_Sakurai/status/971885028245307392?s=19 @Sora_sakurai Although the title has just been announced now, I'm silently working on production everyday. Please wait until the contents can be announced, or until it can be released !! https://t.co/vnfNUoGZ0J


Ryng_Tolu (on 08 March 2018)

I fucking lost my shit. OH MY GOD.


h2ohno (on 08 March 2018)

Link has his BOTW look. I'm praying this at least has a lot of new content, like a proper single player story mode. I really don't want a port of smash 4 with a few new characters and skins.


Rafie (on 08 March 2018)

I'm excited for this like its a whole new Smash game (although I do have Smash on the Wii U).


CrisYoshi (on 09 March 2018)

I did not expect it to be announced ... I just hope it's not a port!


OTBWY (on 09 March 2018)

SO HAPPY


progstarmac (on 09 March 2018)

I hope this Will be as great as melee


Stuart23 (on 08 March 2018)

My body is Reggie and Reggie is my body


Masked_Muchaco (on 09 March 2018)

We are all Reggie.


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xMetroid (on 08 March 2018)

One of the best trailer ever. Nintendo is on fire with the Switch Era. Also HAL laboratory is the main team behind this one so it makes sense that this is a brand new game and that would be why they didn't reveal the title. If it was a port they could have just said smash for Wii u. Also the vibes/music used is really different from the other smash so is the logo. Hopefully we will have a story mode on this one. Really the only thing that was missing from Smash 4


gtotheunit91 (on 09 March 2018)

Pretty sure it's a new game altogether. If it was a port, there's no reason why they wouldn't have shown gameplay because it's the same ol stuff as before. Also the title and music is different, but most importantly at the end of the video it says Original game 2018 instead of 2014-2018 as it would be if it was a port. Also Bandai Namco isn't credited, only HAL. Pretty sure it's a new game but still fingers crossed! Story mode would be great!!!!


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xMetroid (on 09 March 2018)

Yes exactly!! And since they have the assets and most characters ready from Smash U i think we can expect some big changes for modes maybe even gameplay. It would be our best shot to have a new story mode.


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Azzanation (on 09 March 2018)

Whelp i have found another great game to add to my Switch Collection. Good move Nintendo.


Hiku (on 09 March 2018)

That's a great way to reveal the game. I hope we'll know a lot more at E3.


solidpumar (on 08 March 2018)

I want a mario party.


UltimateGamer1982 (on 08 March 2018)

All hail our new Nintendo overlords! Nintendomination is in full effect now. This will and the rumored Pokemon game for switch will catapult the Switch into the stratosphere.


KLAMarine (on 08 March 2018)

Inklings in Smash! Who called it?


Bandorr (on 08 March 2018)

Anyone. They are in Mario kart 8, of course they will be in smash.


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KLAMarine (on 08 March 2018)

That's right! I called it!...

Don't take this from me, dammit... And now we wait for Octolings.


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Ganoncrotch (on 10 March 2018)

literally anyone would have called it, you'll also most likely see at least one fighter from Arms debut in this game.


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Smartie900 (on 11 March 2018)

I feel like this will be a spiritual sequel to Melee. The logo and overall branding give me a Melee vibe, not to mention fans that have been asking for a Smash game similar to it.


LMU Uncle Alfred (on 11 March 2018)

I need to find Reggie and tell him his body has arrived, been set up and is ready.


Eric2048 (on 09 March 2018)

oh shit!


Naum (on 09 March 2018)

If it was "just" a port they would have shown us alot more then this teaser.


Sixteenvolt420 (on 09 March 2018)

One popular Nintendo franchise, that i've never been able to get into for some reason. No matter how many times i've tried.


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TranceformerFX (on 08 March 2018)

2018? Nobody in here actually believes that it won't get delayed right? Cuz I'm positive it will. Also, that was more of a Splatoon trailer than a Super Smash trailer...


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Flilix (on 09 March 2018)

I don't think it will get delayed. They're announcing games now when they're almost ready. Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade 2 didn't get delayed either.


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Stuart23 (on 09 March 2018)

Why gives you the confidence it will? I mean,how many Nintendo first party titles got delayed on Switch? Pretty much everyone meet their initial release date, even Xenoblade 2 that everyone was sure it would get delayed it was released on time. Also,the thing about this teaser was the "twist", they had spend the last 5 minutes of the direct taking about Splatoon and said one more announcement was coming at the end,everybody thought it was more Splatoon when it was actually Smash,confirming both the game and playable Inklings.


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TranceformerFX (on 10 March 2018)

@Stuart23
Breath of the Wild was delayed three times....


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Stuart23 (on 10 March 2018)

But that was on the Wii U,before the Switch version got announced. On the Switch they honor the date announced on the Switch event and it was an launch title.


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