Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch was finally confirmed to be launching this year, sending fans of the fighting series into a frenzy and triggering numerous speculations on what the game will offer.
Two of the biggest questions currently surrounding Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch are who are the fighters in its roster and whether it will be a port or an entirely new game.
'Super Smash Bros.' Nintendo Switch Characters
In the Super Smash Bros. announcement video at the end of the recently held Nintendo Direct presentation, gamers caught a glimpse of the characters that will be part of the game's roster of fighters.
It may be assumed that the Inklings of Splatoon 2 will join the battle, and Mario and Link will be there too from their appearances in the trailer. Several other characters were also shown in the video, but their identities were obscured by shadows.
However, an image going around on social media apparently identifies the other fighters. They are Yoshi, Pit, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Ness, Marth, Sheik, Pikachu, Kirby, Samus Aran, Bowser, Fox, Captain Falcon, and Wario.
None of the characters may be considered as surprise additions, as they have all already appeared in previous Super Smash Bros. titles.
Forbes' Paul Tassi, meanwhile, went on to speculate new characters that may be added to the Super Smash Bros. roster. Among the more interesting suggestions are Twintelle from ARMS and Crash from Crash Bandicoot, who will be making his way to the Nintendo Switch with Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy.
Another possible new character to the series is Rodin, the weapons dealer from Bayonetta 2, as suggested by an Easter egg in the over-the-top action game.
New 'Super Smash Bros.' Game Coming To Nintendo Switch?
Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, confirmed that he is working on the Nintendo Switch version of the franchise. However, the video game designer said that the title of the game was not yet ready to be announced.
With its title still in limbo, this may be evidence that Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch will be an entirely new game and not just a port of the Nintendo Wii U or Nintendo 3DS entries in the series. If the game is a port, Nintendo would not need time to think about the game's title if it can just slap "Deluxe" at the end, like it did for Mario Kart 8.
In addition, the logo of Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch is different from the logo of the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions.
Super Smash Bros. fans will find it hard to wait for new information, which will likely be from E3 2018. At the very least, gamers know that the fighting franchise is finally headed to the Nintendo Switch.