It's hard to remember Super Smash Bro's latest release all the way back in 2014 but Nintendo is finally ready to release the game on their latest console, the Nintendo Switch. While it left a lot of fans scratching their heads wondering why Nintendo wouldn't launch the console with the popular fighting title, it seems like its still going to work out in everyone's favor. Not only has the Switch been a wildly successful console (selling around 16.7 million units in its first year), but the short teaser trailer showed up a glimpse of the new addition of the Inklings from Splatoon as well as the Breath of the Wild Link and a dark silhouette that will hopefully tease more characters to come. Hopefully we will see the addition of some new levels as well. Also, with the addition of so many 3rd party titles to the Switch roster including the upcoming Dark Souls port and the just announced Crash Bandicoot game, we could potentially see the addition of more famous video games faces from other series. The timing also makes sense considering we are just past the one year anniversary of the Switch launch so it is smart of Nintendo to shower their large fanbase with loads of announcements like today's Nintendo Direct. With the joy con controller and the portability of the Switch, the experience of Super Smash Bros will be elevated to the next level, offering multiple game play experiences. While we have no set date, we do know that it is coming in 2018 and I would not be shocked if we saw more of it come E3 and a probable release toward the fall months/holiday season. No word on whether or not the Super Smash Bros for the 3DS or the now discontinued Wii U would be receiving these updated characters.
Update: It looks like those rumors were correct! Nintendo released a video featuring series creaor, Masahiro Sakurai, revealing the returning Roy and new-comer, Street Figher's Ryu, as well as a boat load of other awesome features. Not only are we getting these characters, but lots of new costumes for the Mii fighters including some from the game series Virtua Fighter and Tekken! There even some returning classic stages from the original Smash Bros title and plenty of other amazing announcements! Check out the awesome video below!
Super Smash Bros fans rejoice, Lucas is making his Wii U and 3DS debut soon! The last Nintendo direct brought us some big announcements and one was the return of the Mother character who made his original debut in the Wii's Super Smash Bros Brawl in 2008. Nintendo confirmed the date of June 14th, 2015 at 8 a.m. as the launch date for the DLC. Get excited and make sure to case your vote for who you want to see added to some future DLC! I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Roy and Ice Climbers to come back.