"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" Brings Absurdly Stacked Roster to Switch


We've provided that overview for you below along with a bunch of other trailers from today's event. But this was the Super Smash Bros. show.

Nintendo's own Reggie Fils-Aimé introduced Pokemon Let's Go!

If you missed anything out of the Nintendo E3 2018 Direct, we have you covered. Yes, right now. The game is free, but there is premium currency for sale that can unlock better gear. It's such an obvious pairing for the Switch's play-anywhere design and Nintendo has been busy playing around with how to use its unique hardware.

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"But aside from Fortnite, there were no major third-party surprises, which is perhaps a little disappointing, although also a reflection of the seasonality of Nintendo's business, with lots of releases coming towards the end of the year".

All in all, those hoping for a whole new experience may be disappointed, but when all said and done, this game looks to be more of a refinement of everything that's come before, with "thousands" of little changes being scattered throughout. Final smash attacks have been reworked for some of the characters, such as Sonic, Zelda, and Pac-Man, and on the whole, they've been given more straight-to-the-point animations, which bring players back to the fight more quickly. We'll see just how much there is on December 7. Sure there were some other cool Switch announcements like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, Overcooked 2, Killer Queen Black, Super Mario Party, Daemon X Machina, and even the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses coming next year. Ultimate launches on December 7. Solid Snake also returns alongside Pichu, Cloud, Bayonetta and more. Wolf, Ice Climbers and Pokemon Trainer are all back. There's so much to take in here.

The new entry in the series has been announced on the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, and it looks like one of the most creative Nintendo Switch games released so far. Depending on what kind of Nintendo fan you are, you're either overjoyed to see Ridley join the roster, or miffed that anticipated E3 2018 games like a new Animal Crossing on Switch and Metroid Prime 4 were total no-shows.