Nintendo may have recently decided that Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS has seen its last DLC, but there may be more Smash in our future. According to Kantan Games CEO and analyst Dr. Serkan Toto, Bandai Namco is already working on "several" titles for Nintendo's upcoming console. One of those games? Smash Bros, which is planned as a launch title.
"Bandai Namco is currently developing several NX titles. Smash Bros is planned to be a launch title. I am not sure about the date - yet," tweeted Dr. Toto. "To follow up on my last tweet: I haven't heard if it's a completely new (numbered) Smash Bros or not. Otherwise, source situation is solid."
This is still firmly a rumor, but Dr. Toto is well known in the Japanese mobile industry and prior to that he was a reporter. He tends to have solid sources, so I think this is at least worthwhile to bring to you.
Super Smash Bros being a launch title for Nintendo's NX points to remaster for the new console. Most likely, we're looking at a Super Smash Bros: Complete Edition, including all of the DLC in a single package with improved visual presentation. I expected this to happen to Zelda Wii U, much like the split release of Twilight Princess on GameCube and Wii, but Smash makes more sense. Super Smash Bros is a perennial system seller, so it's probably good to have on store shelves when the NX launches. And the game supports a ton of Amiibo, which Nintendo isn't leaving behind anytime soon.
A remastered edition of Super Smash Bros also points to the Nintendo NX breaking the line of backwards compatibility with its predecessors. That helps Nintendo, by allowing other remasters to fill in content holes, but it also could mean that we're going to have to start from scratch again when it comes to the Virtual Console and other Wii U content.
As for the rest of Bandai Namco's lineup for NX, Pokken Tournament seems like a certainty. It's likely that one of the One Piece titles will head to NX, since they enjoy a solid audience on Nintendo platforms. Tekken 7 and Tales of Berseria could also be high on the list of potential titles, depending on the final NX form factor. Either way, it's something to possibly look forward to if the rumor pans out.
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