We had some juicy game reveals in the latest Nintendo Direct, but the biggest news by far is Super Smash Bros' imminent arrival on the Nintendo Switch. We kind of knew it was going to happen, but the reveal proved exciting nevertheless. Sometimes you need to cling to every scrap of good news with all your might.
Smash Bros for the Switch was announced via a reveal trailer for the game's newest warriors: The Inkling girl (and presumably, the boy) from Splatoon (which also received a heap of news during the Direct). The two kids merrily spar back and forth until suddenly the lights go out and everything's on fire. The iconic Smash logo is subsequently reflected in the female Inkling's eye while other fighters loom before her, silhouetted by the flames.
Jeez. Even if she doesn't want to fight, it looks like Mario, Link, and company made the decision for her. Sorry, chick. Welcome to Nintendo's Hunger Games. Cheer up, though. You get to live forever as a meme.
Smash news inspires more than memes, though. It inspires joy.
Sometimes the joy is bittersweet.
I bet I would like Smash Bros if I had friends. pic.twitter.com/tnbv66OXrJ— Stephen Byrne (@StephenByrne86) March 8, 2018
More often than not, though, the joy is just pure.
Though sometimes it's a touch prickly.
Yeah. That's the look on the face of Sony shareholders looking at holiday 2018 sales projections. https://t.co/ErfMWf9lYK— Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello) March 8, 2018
Some fans are a bit taken aback by the reveal trailer's dark tone, not to mention its lingering scent of mystery.
shaken to my core by the image of super mario as a high priest of smash bros.— gigi d.g. (@gigideegee) March 8, 2018
Looks like Breath of the Wild Link in Smash Bros Switch. pic.twitter.com/vGGk1m0ILD— Miraculous Maku (@RedMakuzawa) March 8, 2018
using my skills in photoshop, i have determined that the smash roster at the moment is currently all on fire pic.twitter.com/KMV7UqvZcG— Juliana Chen (@fivepaninis) March 8, 2018
One thing's for sure: Nothing riles up a crowd like Super Smash Bros—except for the promise of more Super Smash Bros.
Even Undertale creator Toby Fox pointed and yelled instead of talking about Undertale's upcoming Nintendo Switch port.
Ah, yeah, UNDERTALE's coming to Switch...BUT DID YOU JUST SEE THAT NEW SMASH BROS. TEASER!?— tobyfox (@tobyfox) March 8, 2018
E3 2018 ought to be fun. Just don't let your excitement distract you from rooting for Mario Tennis Aces' ambitious Chain Chomp.