Is Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch a Sequel or a Port?

Neo Atlas 1469 Sails Westward on Nintendo Switch This April

Neo Atlas 1469 Headed to the West on Nintendo Switch

Later this year will see the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch according to a recent announcement from Nintendo made at this week's Nintendo Direct.

A Switch entry of the series has been expected and long rumored. The news was delivered via a witty banter between two of the game's endearing characters, Sans and Papyrus.

Smash Bros for Switch confirmed!

YoYo Games, developers of video game creation software GameMaker Studio 2, have announced that a "Switch Export" option is to be implemented into the package this Summer.

Clearly there's no release date set or character roster, but the fact that Nintendo is unveiling the game in March likely means we'll see more at E3 this year.

For more Nintendo Switch action, check out the US & Canada Online Open for Arms, taking place right now! So after the latest game for Switch was announced, the famed director took to Twitter to ensure fans that he is indeed working on the next title. The trailer, which rounded off the Nintendo Direct, revealed only that we'd be seeing Splatoon 2's Inklings in the roster, alongside series stalwart Mario and a Breath of the Wild-era Link. A teaser accompanied the announcement in which Silhouettes of Mario and The Legend of Zelda's Link appeared ending with a giant, burning Super Smash Bros. logo. On top of it all, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is headed to the Switch as well, if you can wrap your head around that one.

That wasn't the big news, though. If that's the case, the Inklings are just one more little nice thing for those willing to buy what would essentially be the same game a third time.

The GameCube's original Luigi's Mansion will join its sequel on 3DS, meanwhile, bringing in refreshed graphics and a boss rush mode. Everything seems to indicate that Nintendo will make its first huge release in 2018 as they plan to continue to bring new games to their appreciated Nintendo Switch console.

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