Super Smash Bros. could be the next major Nintendo franchise that will be announced for the Nintendo Switch, as evidenced by a new trademark filing.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are now available on the hybrid console, while new Nintendo Switch games for the Kirby, Yoshi, Pokémon, and Metroid Prime franchises are coming soon. A Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch, however, will be massively hyped up.
Nintendo Files 'Super Smash Bros.' Trademark
In October, there were rumors that Super Smash Bros. will soon be announced for the Nintendo Switch due to a software update that added support for Nintendo GameCube controllers. The controllers remain the most popular ones for Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts.
It was later revealed that Nintendo accidentally enabled GameCube controller support for the Nintendo Switch, which hushed the Super Smash Bros. rumors a bit. However, due to a new trademark filed by the company, those rumors are firing up once again.
Nintendo filed a new Super Smash Bros. trademark, as spotted by various Japanese publications. The trademark, however, only includes a Japanese logo, and does not reveal any specific information about the upcoming game.
What Could A 'Super Smash Bros.' Nintendo Switch Version Be Like?
It was reported in November 2016, a few months before the March launch of the Nintendo Switch, that Super Smash Bros. will arrive to the hybrid console in its first six months. The Nintendo Switch has now been out for eight months, but there have still been no signs of the fighting game.
Once Super Smash Bros. arrives to the Nintendo Switch, what would it be like? One suggested possibility is that it will be a "deluxe" version of the last entry in the series for the Nintendo Wii U, similar to what Nintendo did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. A Super Smash Bros. Deluxe makes sense, as the fighting game was one of the high points of an otherwise failed console.
However, with Nintendo taking a lot of time in announcing Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch, it could mean two things. Nintendo may be working on an entirely new game in the series for the hybrid console, or the company is spreading out its major game releases so that the hype for the Nintendo Switch will not die down. Of course, it could even be both at the same time.
Whatever the case may be, and whenever it arrives, Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch will surely further drive up sales for the already successful console.