Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America director of product marketing Bill Trinen has confirmed that the game will not be appearing at E3, with more updates instead coming "later this year". The graphics and lighting have noticeably been improved over past games in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, of course, but gameplay tweaks are where Ultimate shines.
With a lengthy video, Nintendo revealed that Super Smash Bros. This took up the bulk of the Direct, as it went over changes and updates to numerous characters' attacks and appearances. You'll have to wait until the second quarter of 2019 to get your hands on it but we bet its worth the while. Ultimate, Fortite for Switch, Mew for Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee, and others, we've posted those below as well.
And the appearance of the multiplayer smash hit Fortnite on the Switch - as a free download - shows that third-party developers are willing to jump on board too. We'll see just how much there is on December 7. You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad's Rec Room mode.
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And now for the goods: Here's where you can pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Switch and how much it costs.
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1718: Masahiro Sakurai is here to share information on Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Party keeps the same boardgame elements the series is known for, while introducing a heap of new mods, mini-games, and characters.
The announcement of Super Smash Bros didn't need any introductions.
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