Super Smash Bros. series makes its way to Nintendo Switch in 2018.
In its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the franchise Super Smash Bros. It will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch this year.
The video has also shown more than a dozen games planned for release for Nintendo. Switch and for the family of consoles Nintendo 3DS, many of them developed by third parties such as SQUARE ENIX, Capcom, Grasshopper Manufacture, From Software and Ubisoft.
Below you have the full video of the Nintendo Direct.
Some of the featured announcements include:
• News from Super Smash Bros .: The Super Smash Bros. series will arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2018. In the advance trailer familiar faces were seen, such as Mario, Link and also inklings from the Splatoon series.
• New expansion for Splatoon 2 for single player: The first paid DLC for Splatoon 2 is coming this summer. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion adds a comprehensive single-player mode that allows players to take control of the new Agent 8 character, an octo-Amazon who lost her memories. The new single-player campaign includes 80 missions, as well as new stories that provide unknown facts about beloved characters from the series. Players who complete the Octo Expansion campaign will unlock the ability to play as an octo-Amazon in multiplayer battles. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion launches this summer, but players can purchase the Octo Expansion Pass today from Nintendo eShop for € 19.90, and by doing so, they will immediately receive in-game octa-themed gear to use in their battles.
• Great update from Splatoon 2: In April, Splatoon 2 will receive a large free update (version 3.0), containing 100 new items of equipment, more scenarios that will be arriving throughout the spring (Piranhaland, Camp Arowana and Tintorera Quarry) and a new rank (rank X). Rank X is an extreme rank, even higher than S +.
• Live broadcast of the Splatoon European Championship: After months of intense online and offline splashes in 2017, the best Splatoon 2 teams from across Europe will take to the big stage of Polymanga in Switzerland to compete in the European Splatoon Championships on March 31st. In addition to the championship, Polymanga will host a special virtual concert by Cefalopop, the pop duo formed by the characters from the game Perla and Marina. Fans will be able to follow the live broadcast of the final of the championship and the Cefalopop concert through Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
• Mario Tennis Aces: Unleash an arsenal of blows and strategies in all-out battles against friends, family, and the Mushroom Kingdom characters most loved by fans. With multiplayer for up to four players in local mode (additional accessories required, sold separately) and in online mode *, and with a story mode that incorporates creative boss battles, Mario Tennis Aces is one of Mario’s sports games most complete to date. The title offers deep and intuitive gameplay that unleashes exciting competitions in the living room or, really, anywhere, thanks to the power of the Nintendo Switch. In realistic mode, players can use their Joy-Con controllers like tennis rackets to replicate movements in the game. Mario Tennis Aces launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 22.
• Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament: Although more details will be revealed in the future, it has been confirmed that a demo of Mario Tennis Aces is coming soon. For a limited time, players will be able to try out the game’s online tournaments * before the game goes on sale. To participate, players just need to download the demo from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, when it launches.
• Kirby star allies: Kirby is coming to Nintendo Switch for the first time next week! As players go into the adventure, they will reach palaces where classic characters from the series can become Kirby’s dream friends. Over time, more dream friends will be added to the game through free updates. The first of these updates will arrive on March 28 and will add the classic characters Marx and Gooey and the character pack “Rick, Kine and Coo” to the game. Kirby Star Allies launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 16. A free demo of the game is available on the Nintendo eShop.
• Octopath Traveler: SQUARE ENIX producer Masashi Takahashi has revealed new details about this RPG, including the game’s final title, Octopath Traveler, as well as two new main characters (Tressa the Merchant and Alfyn the Apothecary) and the ability to equip each. character with multiple trades to use in combat. Octopath Traveler launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 13. On the same day, Octopath Traveler: Traveler’s Compendium Edition will also go on sale, a special edition of the game that includes a stylized pop-up book, a useful map for your adventure and a replica of a coin based on the in-game currency.
• Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Originally released for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is also coming to Nintendo Switch. The new version includes new miniature levels based on various kingdoms of Super mario odyssey. Additionally, players will be able to play with a friend by sharing a pair of Joy-Con controllers: while one player controls Captain Toad, the other can help him by throwing turnips at the enemy. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches for Nintendo Switch on July 13. That day a version for Nintendo 3DS with 3D graphics and touch control is also launched.
• Crash Bandicoot breaks into Nintendo Switch: The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which includes remastered versions of the first three Crash Bandicoot games, launches for the Nintendo Switch on July 10.
• Okami HD: The beautiful and ethereal remake of the classic action and adventure game is coming to Nintendo Switch. In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, players can use the touch screen in handheld mode, or the motion control of the Joy-Con in TV mode or tabletop mode to control the Celestial Brush to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Okami HD launches for Nintendo Switch on Nintendo eShop this summer.
• South Park: The Fractured But Whole: The South Park Gang is back in an outrageously offensive superhero RPG adventure and with the Nintendo Switch, you can now visit South Park whenever you want, wherever you want. In addition to the main game, all additional downloadable content will also be for sale. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is released for Nintendo Switch on April 24.
• Sushi Striker: The Way of SushidoAlthough it was initially announced for Nintendo 3DS at last E3, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is also coming to Nintendo Switch. This action puzzle game has players gobbling sushi off conveyor belts, matching plates and then tossing them to defeat enemies. The rules are simple, but the gameplay is deep… and tasty! In multiplayer mode, players can even compete locally or online * against other players in intense matches. Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido launches for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS on June 8.
• DARK SOULS: REMASTERED: On May 25, the remake of a genre-defining game, DARK SOULS, is released for Nintendo Switch. On the same day, a figure will also go on sale amiibo Based on Solaire of Astora. Using this amiibo, you will be able to do the popular “Praise the Sun” gesture at any time from the start of the game. (This gesture can also be achieved in normal game). Players who want to try the game will be able to participate in a free “network test” available on the Nintendo eShop, which will allow them to download and play a part of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED before its launch to learn about its playability and unique online functionalities. More details about this network test will be revealed soon.
• Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes: The new installment of the cult series No More Heroes contains a total of seven titles, including an action game, a racing game and a puzzle game. Using one Joy-Con controller each, two players can team up in the game’s cooperative multiplayer. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch this year.
• Little Nightmares: Complete Edition: From the award-winning development studio Tarsier Studios comes Little Nightmares, a delightfully gruesome puzzle-platformer adventure. The Complete Edition contains the two captivating stories of Six and The Runaway Kid in one package. You can also use the PAC-MAN amiibo (sold separately) to unlock the Pakku skin as you play. Little Nightmares: Complete Edition launches May 18.
• UNDERTALE: Nintendo Switch is preparing to receive this role-playing game in which no one must die and that has sold millions of units. More details on this release will be revealed later.
• Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: The most complete edition of Hyrule Warriors brings together dozens of characters from The Legend of Zelda series in an over-the-top action game. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 18.
• ARMS Testpunch: For three days, starting on March 31, Nintendo Switch users will be able to try a selection of modes of this fighting game for free in a new installment of the ARMS Global Testpunch. To participate, players just need to download the Testpunch from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
• WarioWare Gold: The frenzied WarioWare series debuts for the first time in the Nintendo 3DS family. The title will bring 300 fast microgames – which include both classics of the saga, as new games – that can be controlled by pressing the buttons, tilting the console, touching the touch screen or using the microphone of the console. WarioWare Gold is the largest installment in the series and includes, for the first time, fully voiced characters. WarioWare Gold launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on July 27.
• Luigi’s Mansion: The game originally released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001, comes to Nintendo 3DS. It is a remake with an updated look and new features, such as a map on the bottom screen and a “boss rush” mode of consecutive boss fights. Luigi’s Mansion launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this year.
• Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Downtown Journey + Bowsy’s Adventures: Like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s MinionsReleased in 2017, this new Nintendo 3DS game is a remake of a classic action-role-playing adventure from Mario & Luigi. This time, fans can replay (or play for the first time) Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Journey to the Center, one of the most critically acclaimed installments in the series, with new graphics and a new mode that reveals the Story Behind Bowser Jr. Mario & Luigi: Journey to the Center of Bowser + The Adventures of Bowsy is coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS family systems in 2019.
• Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers: Action mixed with tower defense is what Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers proposes, a completely new game in which players take on the role of Dillon, an armadillo ranger, who teams up with an animalized version of the player’s Mii and your friends to stop enemy invasions and save the post-apocalyptic Wild West. Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers launches in Europe in physical stores and on the Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop on May 25.
• Detective Pikachu: Starting today, this new detective adventure starring Pikachu is available for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop. The game, as well as an oversized Detective Pikachu amiibo figure, will be released on March 23. (Game only available in 2D)