E3 2018: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, and More for Switch

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Nintendo stumbled with the Wii U, but its follow up console/portable hybrid has been a hit. According to Nintendo America, the Switch is the fastest selling game console in history. However, the Switch SEEAMAZON_ET_82 See Amazon ET commerce still has the classic Nintendo problem of a shallow game catalog. The company is looking to bulk up its offerings at E3.

The Nintendo press conference included some much-anticipated announcements, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite, and more. Here are all the major new Switch titles.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros, one of Nintendo’s most beloved first-party franchises, is coming to the Switch. The new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will drop on December 7th only on the Switch. The game will include characters and content from more than 20 years of SSB. The only new characters announced so far are the Inklings from Splatoon and Ridley from Metroid.

Fortnite

The battle royale shooter genre has become huge in the last few years, and Fortnite is far and away the leader right now. After exploding in popularity on PC, the game has branched out to Xbox and PS4. Starting today, you can download it on the Switch. Yes, right now. The game is free, but there is premium currency for sale that can unlock better gear. There’s no Switch-specific content, though.

Daemon X Machina

The upcoming mech combat game Daemon X Machina won’t launch until 2019, but it looks amazing. The visual style is reminiscent of Breath of the Wild, but you get to pilot fighting robots with a heavy metal soundtrack. What more could you want?

Super Mario Party

Nintendo will leverage the Switch’s portable design to make the new Mario Party game a unique experience. You’ll be able to pair two Switch consoles and make them like one big game board. This one comes exclusively to the Switch on October 5th.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Nintendo teased a new Fire Emblem game ages ago, but now we know what it looks like and what it’s called. Fire Emblem: Three Houses has the same turn-based combat as other games in the series, but it looks much nicer on the Switch. This game won’t launch until sometime in 2019.

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler, the latest title from Square Enix, is finally almost done. This retro-style 3D RPG has been available as a demo since last summer, but a new demo with near-final gameplay will come later this month. The game will launch only for Switch on July 13th.

And Even More

In addition to the top-tier games, there are tons of indie titles coming to the Switch soon. There’s Overcooked 2 (above), Killer Queen Black, and Hollow Knight (out today). The massive RPG Xenoblade 2 is also getting more DLC called Torna – The Golden Country. It’s no Elder Scrolls IV, but the Switch game datalog is shaping up nicely.

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