‘Super Smash Bros.’ is coming to Nintendo Switch with the Inklings in tow

Get rid of your CRT television sets, pack up your GameCube controllers, and throw away your Wii U, because Super Smash Bros. is coming to Nintendo Switch. And this time, Mario and company are bringing along a few extra-inky friends.

During the latest Nintendo Direct event, the company revealed the game with a short teaser video. We see male and female Inklings from the Splatoon series firing their blasters at each other all while they dash into the ink and use their special weapons. The room then goes dark and the classic Smash Bros. logo descends, with Mario and Link briefly visible.

Link’s appearance, as expected, is based on his look from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He doesn’t appear to be wearing a hat, but he still has his trusty bow so he can annoy newer players.

At the moment, the new entry in the series is just called Super Smash Bros. It’s a working title, but seeing as the Wii U and 3DS games didn’t use creative subtitles, we would be surprised if the final game isn’t just called Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. There is no news yet on whether or not we will get a full-fledged story mode this time around, but it would be a shame if one were omitted once again.

Since the release of the last game in 2014, Nintendo has launched new titles with characters who will almost certainly be included in the game. Arms, for instance, has several fighters worthy of a spot on the roster and would be surprised if the recent surge of popularity for Fire Emblem didn’t lead to a few more heroes making the cut.

With the success of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, we’re also crossing our fingers that Rabbid Peach gets a spot. Bayonetta — available on the Wii U and 3DS as paid DLC, is also a gun-equipped shoo-in, as Bayonetta 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch as an exclusive.

Super Smash Bros. arrives for Nintendo Switch later in 2018. We expect to hear more news about the game at this year’s E3 in June, and we’re praying that the Melee community can finally leave the 17-year-old game behind and play something new.


Play ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ the best way with a Switch GameCube controller

If you're a longtime Super Smash Bros. player, then you know there's only one true way to play. Alongside the recent launch of the new 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,' Nintendo has brought back the iconic GameCube controller.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.

PS4 vs. Switch: After weighing the pros and cons, which one comes out on top?

Nintendo Switch versus PlayStation 4: Which one has better overall value? We break down the pros and cons of each platform to tell you which of these consoles is truly worth the money.

The most common Nintendo 3DS problems, and how to fix them

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of issues since it launched in 2011, including poor battery life and fragile Circle Pads. Here are some of the most common, as well as the steps you can take to solve them.

The Epic Games store is already luring indie studios away from Steam

The Epic Games Store is less than a week old, but it's already making waves among indie studios. Multiple studios have announced that their games will be timed exclusives on the Epic Games Store, with one studio forgoing Steam completely.

Bundle up for the huge ‘Monster Hunter: World’ expansion coming in 2019

Monster Hunter: World is getting a major expansion in fall 2019 called Iceborne. The expansion will be similar in scope as the Ultimate versions of previous Monster Hunter games, featuring new quests, monsters, weapons, and armor.
Product Review

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is an ode to gaming that lives up to its name

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a loving tribute to Nintendo and video game history. It’s a terrific multiplayer fighter that also has plenty for single-player fans to love this time around.

How to keep a PS4 in your pocket with the PlayStation Mobile app

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can browse profiles, trophies, and other content directly on your mobile device.

Apple Mac users should take a bite out of these awesome games

Contrary to popular belief, there exists a bevy of popular A-list games compatible for Mac computers. Take a look at our picks for the best Mac games available for Apple fans.

Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance of finding a great deal. We're talking about Green Monday, of course, and it falls on December 10.

Itching to fight in an online match with friends in 'SSB Ultimate'? Here's how

You can play online against your friends in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it isn't quite as simple as you might expect from a multiplayer game in 2018. Here's how you can do so using the Battle Arena system.

PlayStation Classic hacked in less than a week to play games via USB drive

Hackers have already managed to crack the PlayStation Classic, with programs now available to allow users to play additional original PlayStation games on the system via a USB drive.

‘Fortnite’ adds sword from ‘Infinity Blade,’ which disappears from App Store

Epic Games has added the Infinity Blade melee weapon to Fortnite just as it pulled all three games in the Infinity Blade trilogy from sale. The games are still available to download if you bought them.

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.