E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is An Entirely New Game, Not A Port

This isn't a port, it's a complete rebuilding of the game's from the ground-up.


Is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch a new game or just an upgraded version of the most recent Wii U/3DS installment? While it wasn't explicitly stated during Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct presentation, during a Q&A session following the reveal, Nintendo's Nate Bihldorff, a senior localization director, confirmed that this next Smash will be a "new game built specifically for Nintendo Switch."

It's not a port or an update, but an original title built from the ground-up for Switch. However, as to whether the game will include a single-player component remains to be seen. However, given the cinematic reveal trailer for Ridley, and the fact that there are a significant number of characters to unlock, it's likely that there'll be some kind of solo campaign.

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Other details of note include the fact that you pick a stage before selecting characters, allowing you to cater your choice to the level you'll be playing on. The game will also feature support for GameCube controllers through an adapter, which should further please those who are extremely competitive about their Smash.

In the coming days, we'll learn more about the game along with the mountain of other games revealed during Nintendo's E3 presentation. But check back soon for our hands-on impressions and more gameplay clips from Smash Ultimate.

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