Super Smash Bros. Announced for Nintendo Switch! Dramatic Trailer Reveals Surprise Characters

If you were watching today’s Nintendo Direct live, you were treated to an exciting and memorable reveal — The next entry in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series has been announced for Nintendo Switch!


Before the Nintendo Direct ended, Koizumi let viewers know that Nintendo had one more announcement… The final trailer began with a recreation of the original Splatoon announcement in HD. Could it be a trailer for a Splatoon 1 remake on Switch? Suddenly though, our Inkling heroine takes a dramatic pause as the screen goes dark. The camera zooms in on her kid/squid eye to reveal the reflection of the burning Super Smash Bros. logo!

The trailer then cuts to the looming Smash logo, with our cast of Nintendo All Stars silhouetted against the flames — dramatically facing off against the Inklings.

Based on the new logo for the game and the fact that the updated Smash Bros Dojo website notes “Title Pending,” it’s seems that this is a brand new game — not just a straight forward port of Smash Bros for Wii U. Obviously, the reveal of the Inklings as a playable character makes this clear as well. Will the stages from the last generation make it in the Nintendo Switch release? Only time will tell — but for now, we do have an idea of who the cast of characters will include:

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Here at, we have our own take on who Nintendo has revealed in the silhouettes at the end of the trailer… Take a look at who we saw, and then tell us what you see in the comments below!


From left to right, we see Pit, Donkey Kong, Ice Climbers, Kirby, Marth, Mario, BOTW Link, BOTW Zelda, Samus, Bayonetta, Bowser, Pikachu, and finally Pokemon Trainer with Squirtle.

And could that be Ridley from Metroid setting the burning flames of the logo? That remains unclear — but we do anticipate the return of duo/trio characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the form of Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer (with Squirtle, Ivysaur & Charizard). These complex characters couldn’t be run on the Nintendo 3DS, so it will be great to have them back on the Nintendo Switch.

View the full trailer below — And check out the updated Smash Bros Dojo for more on this 2018 release for Nintendo Switch!

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