In yesterday’s Nintendo direct, a beautiful and switcheroo was used to announce the newest addition to the Super Smash Bros franchise that will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The trailer doesn’t give us much aside from the addition of Inklings to the game and Link receiving a makeover to reflect his Breath of the Wild look.
Sadly, we weren’t given anything else, not even a release date aside from this year. Nintendo has been on fire with the Switch which has joined with the 3DS in singlehandedly saving the company from bankruptcy. The 5th entry into the smash series will to strength of their franchises that have already released for the Switch including Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Kart, and Splatoon. Also can’t ignore the franchise titles that are also coming up including Pokemon Switch and Metroid Prime Switch.
Nintendo is rolling full steam ahead and had already won this generation of console wars and this announcement will only serve to push more units off the shelves. First the innovation of the Labo, and then right back to the solid franchises that kept Nintendo great. Now if only we’d get a Netflix app, they’d have the perfect system. Check out the Smash Trailer below and let us know what you think.
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