Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Nintendo shows off Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite for Switch

Weekend Hot Topic What are you most looking forwards to at E3 2018 What will happen at this year’s show
Camille Neal | 13 June, 2018, 03:06

Something to look forward to: Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series is one of the most popular fighting game franchises out there, and it's not hard to see why. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single playable character that has ever been introduced in previous games, along with a few new characters.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate will release December 7 later this year, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

There were no huge surprises in Nintendo's presentation - the company had already announced most of the games it showed off before E3.

This story is developing.

You may know your way around Super Smash Bros.

One of the worst kept secrets of E3 2018, Fortnite for Switch, was revealed.

In case you don't make it to the Smash Bros Invitational for yourself, here's what it's like to play Super Smash Bros.

BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch display and physical QWERTY keypad goes official
If it's anything like the KeyOne in real life use, the screen should be sharp, accurate and pleasant to look at on the Key2. Both keyboards have a touch sensitive surface so that you can swipe up and down through lists, as well as left and right.

Like Super Smash Bros on Wii U, combat feels fast and impactful.

Speaking with Game Informer, Nintendo addressed the game's conspicuous absence, with Bill Trinen, Senior Product Marketing Manager and Localization Manager Nate Bihldorff suggesting it's not quite ready to show the game off.

Nintendo will leverage the Switch's portable design to make the new Mario Party game a unique experience.

Nearly every character has seen changes in the way they're used, from different sets of attacks to different designs, more customization options and other adjustments to improve the pace of the game, including a more natural progression system for obtaining new characters.

For more E3 2018 esports coverage, check out our dedicated hub for every esports event taking place at E3 2018. Would it be a whole new game or just an updated version of the most recent version? Ultimate actually has a release date! You can use GameCube controllers and Melee techniques like directional air dodge and ideal shielding should up the technical game. But only the Switch version of the $99.99 Starlink starter pack will include a Fox McCloud pilot figure and his iconic spacecraft Arwing, as well as exclusive Star Fox mission content.

Not a word was mentioned regarding the Pokemon Switch game. And Ultimate is definitely the right subtitle: there are options and additions galore: Mario gets new outfits, there's a female Pikachu with a heart-shaped tail, more than 50 Assist Trophies, the list goes on.

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