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!

Top Selling Nintendo Switch Games — The First Year

2017 was a huge year for Nintendo. While owners of the Wii U knew that Nintendo hadn’t lost any of it’s magic over the years — The wider gaming public primarily missed out on an entire generation of great Nintendo games. Nintendo’s Wii U reached a total of 12.5 million console sales worldwide during the five years that it was Nintendo’s lead home console.

Incredibly, in less than a year Nintendo has already sold over 15 million Nintendo Switch units! This tweet from December shows them celebrating 10 million units.

Here is a review of the top selling Nintendo Switch Games thus far:

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Check out the exact break down here:

1 Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo 7.38 million units
2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 6.12 million units
3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 5.99 million units
4 Splatoon 2 Nintendo 3.93 million units
5 1-2-Switch Nintendo 1.51 million units
6 Arms Nintendo 1.47 million units
7 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ubisoft 1.38 million units
8 Pokken Tournament Namco Bandai Games 1.07 million units
9 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo 740,000 units
10 Super Bomberman R Konami Digital Entertainment 660,000 units
11 FIFA 18 EA Sports 550,000 units
12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks 550,000 units
13 Sonic Forces Sega 470,000 units
14 Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Capcom 450,000 units
15 LEGO City Undercover Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 440,000 units

Did your favorite make the top 15? Sound off below.

Source: VGchartz