Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a new game built for the Nintendo Switch system, lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen. Dude.
The game will include every single fighter ever featured in the series’ nearly two-decade run, making it one of the biggest crossover events in gaming history. If SSB wasn’t your favorite game on the N64, you’re lying.
Fans can enjoy returning favorites like Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer, as well as newly announced fighters, including Ridley from the Metroid series and Inkling from the Splatoon series. The game supports a variety of controller options, including Nintendo GameCube controllers (original or newly designed), Joy-Con controllers, or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. With Nintendo Switch, players can throw down whenever and wherever they like in handheld or tabletop mode while enjoying online play.
Nintendo also announced that Fortnite, the Battle Royale phenomenon from Epic Games, is available for Nintendo Switch today. Players can download it for free from the Nintendo eShop, then test their mettle in thrilling crucibles of combat. Players can build and battle together anytime, anywhere. Team up online with friends in the same room or around the world. Weekly updates and new gameplay modes will keep the action fresh if you literally don’t put the game down for a week (we don’t blame you).
Players can even transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the game from the Pokémon GO app. These games serve as an entry point to the Pokémon series for newcomers, but they also provide fun and engaging experiences for Pokémon fans of all ages. A new accessory, called Poké Ball Plus, comes with Mythical Pokémon, Mew, and is sold separately from the games. Poké Ball Plus includes a pressable analog stick and button, so players can control the new games entirely with the accessory. Nintendo will also introduce two bundles, in which players can get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with one Poké Ball Plus.
Other games announced at the event include Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country; Super Mario Party; Fire Emblem: Three Houses; Daemon X Machina; Overcooked! 2; Killer Queen Black; Hollow Knight; and Octopath Traveler.