An errant YouTube tag for the next Nintendo Direct may have revealed that the Super Smash Bros. series will soon be making a debut for the Switch.
The broadcast page for the next Nintendo Direct, which will air on September 13th at 3 p.m. PT, on Nintendo Japan’s YouTube account briefly tagged Super Smash Bros., as well as Mother (a.k.a. Earthbound) and F-Zero, before removing the tags. However, it was enough time for one Twitter user to screenshot the tags and unleash the rumors of a Switch Smash.
It’s possible that these tags were simply errors automatically suggested by YouTube and attached to the video. Nintendo may have then published the broadcast page without even noticing before correcting the mistake. However, while Smash Bros. makes sense given it’s popularity, Mother and F-Zero seem a little more suspicious.
All three of these titles have been previously rumored. Mother 3, which was released only in Japan for the Game Boy Advance in 2006, and F-Zero GX for the GameCube have both been rumored to be coming to the Switch. On top of that, Super Smash Bros. Melee was also rumored to be getting a Switch port at some point. Additionally, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime pretty much confirmed that Smash would be coming to the Switch at some point.
One possibility is that Nintendo will be announcing the arrival of Virtual Console on the Switch, with GameCube games being added to the VC library, as has been previously rumored.
Another possibility is that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is getting a Switch port in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokken Tournament DX. After all, Fils-Aime has stated that Nintendo is interested in bringing more of these kinds of “deluxe” ports to the Switch, considering the massive install base the console already has and will likely continue to grow.
Yet another possibility—and the one that we really hope is true—is that we’re getting an Earthbound game (and, sure, F-Zero and Smash Bros. game) built specifically for the Switch, though that possibility seems a little less realistic.
We’ll find out soon enough, when Nintendo goes live with its next Direct broadcast at 3 p.m. PT on September 13th.
Source: Game Rant