Despite many previous rumors, the multiplayer brawler Super Smash Bros. still hasn’t been officially confirmed to arrive on the Nintendo Switch. However, a recent posting suggests we could actually see it this year.
In a post on ResetEra, well-known leaker Emily Rogers stated that a Smash Bros. title will be released for the hybrid console in 2018. The game will supposedly include new content on top of reworked material from the previously released Wii U and 3DS entries.
While these statements come with many more questions, Rogers didn’t offer any further details on what to expect from the Switch version. Other users on ResetEra asked if the game will be considered a “new sequel” or branded as a deluxe edition, but Rogers responded that she doesn’t “have enough information to speculate.” It’s easy to pass this off as a pure rumor, but some of Rogers’ leaks have been correct in the past, including an early reveal of when Nintendo would announce the Switch. Still, being accurate in the past doesn’t make every future piece of her “insider” information correct.
However, there are many factors to consider that work in her favor. We’ve had clues before that Nintendo would launch its successful crossover fighter for Switch, so this latest rumor isn’t out of left field. Last year, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé acknowledged Super Smash Bros. as a best-selling franchise, adding that as part of Nintendo’s philosophy, every platform should have at least one entry from each classic franchise.
The Switch’s current and planned library is already proving his statement to be true, too. The console has a few rebranded titles and series from the Wii U, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and the upcoming port of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Outside of the already released Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, several other Nintendo series are also receiving new games, like Metroid Prime 4 and Kirby Star Allies.
Overall, it’s just a matter of time before Super Smash Bros. makes its way to the new console. Perhaps Nintendo will finally make it official during this year’s E3 or during another Nintendo Direct.
Source: Game Rant