Nintendo made a couple of announcements at E3 2018, including details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch, a new Mario Party game and more.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will the official name of the next entry in the series for the Switch. The game will include every fighter that has been featured in the series to date including favourites like Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer.
Nintendo is also adding new characters to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including Ridley from the Metroid series, the Inklings from the Splatoon series and more.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will support a variety of controllers including Nintendo GameCube controllers (either the original via an adapter or the new version coming this year with amiibo support), Joy-Cons or the Switch Pro controller.
You can play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in handheld or tabletop mode or even online play. All current Super Smash Bros. amiibo figures will be compatible with the game and other fighter amiiibo figures too.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch on December 7th for Nintendo Switch.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Nintendo announced that Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale is now available for the Nintendo Switch. You can download it for free from the eShop.
Fortnite supports cross-platform play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile versions of the game.
Poké Ball Plus
Nintendo also announced that those why purchase their Poké Ball Plus accessory for Pokémon: Let’s Go and Pokémon GO, you’ll get the Mystical Pokémon, Mew.
There will also be a bundle that includes either Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! plus one Poké Ball Plus for $129.99 CAD ($99.99 USD).
Let’s Go Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! and the Poké Ball Plus accessory launch on November 16th.
Super Mario Party
Nintendo also announced a entry in the Mario Party series, with Super Mario Party. The game includes new mini-games that take advantage of the Joy-Cons, character-exclusive Dice blocks and four-player dice rolling.
There’s also a mode called Toad’s Rec Room that has player connect two Super Mario Party games and two Nintendo Switch systems for side-by-side fun.
Super Mario Party launches on October 5th for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo and Ghost Town Games announced Overcooked 2. The game supports up to four-players side-by-side locally or online.
There’s new levels, themes, chefs, recipes and more included in the sequel.
Overcooked 2 will be launching on August 7th for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Some other games coming to the Switch later this year and beyond include Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dark Souls: Remastered, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, FIFA 19 and Starlink: Battle for Atlas with exclusive Star Fox content for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.