The Game’s roster is complete! I can’t wait for December!
Ken is an Echo Fighter for Ryu. A speedier version with his signature Flaming Shoryuken and two different Final Smash! His moves are different and involve more kicks.
Incineroar, the final evolution of Litten, smashes into the ring. He is the best starter Pokemon introduced in a long time (Sorry Greninja..) He has a bunch of wrestling throw moves and looks to be slow like Ganon. Cool poses for every move that lands but they are cancelable.
Piranha Plant: This fighter will be available as an early-purchase bonus for players who purchase the game between 11/1 & 1/31. This fighter will arrive around February 2019. Digital pre-orders will receive a code for the character automatically when it’s released, while players with physical copies of the game will need to register their purchase with their My Nintendo account to receive the code
Each new character will receive an amiibo
Trophies have been changed to spirits! You can collect spirits in the game similar to trophies. They can be used to power-up your character Spirit Battles. You can fight for specific spirits but the COM will be powered up.
Spirits can be fed, trained, and travel to improve their stats. Is this Pokemon?!!!! Some of them evolve and have type advantages. You can “send spirits back to the real world” to get their cores to buff your characters. Spirits can be used to evolve your amiibo by sacrificing them.
New assist trophies on characters that deserve to be in the game.
The season pass will be Fighter Pass. It will include new stages, fighters, and music. Each will be released as a set for $5.99. Get all of them for $24.99.
New Adventure Mode! World of Light where every character has been turned into light except for Kirby. We have to solve the mystery.
Wireless connection to fight other players playing on handheld mode.
If you rage quit, then you’re booted. Don’t John and don’t be salty.
Elite Battles: For high ranked players, you’ll be allowed into a top tier player zone. Depending on player dominance, balance changes can occur in the future.
Didn’t watch the direct at 7am like most people?! Don’t worry, I have it covered in this TL; DW for the Nintendo Direct. The game shown was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it showcased many new characters and info about the game. The animation was stellar in the direct.
Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series joins the list of fighters. His moveset is reminiscent of his NES/SNES whips, items, and attacks.
Echo fighter for Simon: Richter. The voice, animation, and a few moves are different.
King K. Rool joins the fray from the Donkey Kong series. Another big fan request! This fatty comes with his classic rifle, huge stomach strike, and castle!
Alucard is an assist trophy.
The Castlevaniastage featuring the monsters, bosses, and Dracula is Dracula’s Castle. If you hit the candles, it will release items! No wall chickens yet but Dracula only appears at specific times…
Chrom from Fire Emblems Awakening and Dark Samus from Metroid Prime join as Echo Fighters!
You can have echo fighters on the fighter select option
New Donk City Hall from Mario Odyssey. Platforms are rising and falling as you move around the stage. The musicians and Daisy appear as well. The theme of Odyssey will also appear
Returning stages from Melee will include some rebalance changes.
N64 stages are meant to be classic and nostalgic for players
There are now 103 stages to choose from. Every stage has an Omega and Battlefield form.
Every stage now has 8-player mode!
You can turn stage hazards off
A new option called Stage Morph! You can have a stage change midmatch and alter the time when it occurs. Just select two stages before the fight.
Stages now have tracks based on the franchise. You will be able to hear different tracks and can change the frequency of how often it plays!
900 tracks! It is separated by franchises. You can make a playlist
You can listen to it with the screen turned off. Not sure anybody will be casually carrying their Switch to listen to music.
New Battle Options and Rules
You can finally start with stock instead of time.
Whatever option you left it at before is saved.
Stamina battle is now a standard option
Stages are selected before fighters. This gives you the option to choose your character based on the stage if you play competitively.
You can make the option to have the loser choose the stage.
Sudden Death will cause the screen to zoom in to add drama and shorten the KO borders!
Final Smash Meter rather than a Smash Ball. It will charge as you fight but it will be weaker than a Final Smash Ball version
Final Smashes can’t occur at the same time! So no Samus vs Dark Samus Final Smash beam clash
The options are meant for competitive play so it’ll be interesting to see how the Smash community changes with these new options!
Squad Strike: 5v5 or 3v3
Start team fights online with players choosing multiple characters. You can do it solo or with multiple players
Tourney Mode: Start your own tournament and brackets! IT can go up to 32 players.
Smashdown: After each round, those fighters are unselectable and you’ll have to choose different characters. It continues until there are no more characters left
Training Mode Map: It will show you how the characters fight and how they will react based on hits
Classic: Fight through a set number of characters and stages similar to Melee’s adventure mode
Banana gun: Shoots one strong bullet before becoming a banana peel
Killing Edge: Sword which will glow to grow stronger
Bomber: Lift it up and it’ll explode and damage enemies around you
Death’s Scythe: It kills you…if you’re badly damaged
Staff: shoots a laser but it deals more damage the further the enemy is from you
I’m trying a new format for TLDW by adding bullet points to keep it short and sweet. Let me know if you like this format.
Nintendo 3DS Games
WarioWare Gold: Releases August 3rd.
300 mini-games for 3DS involving Wario-Ware games.
Some returning characters have been redesigned
Games involve motion controls, your voice, touch screen and button presses
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breaker: Demo available May 10th. Releases May 24
Partner with your Mii animal characters.
Your friends Miis can join
Tower defense+racing and some arena fighting
Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story 3DS+Bowser Junior’s Journey: Launches 2019
Fight as Mario and Luigi and Bowser.
Re-release from Nintendo DS
Comes with additional Bowser Junior story where you play from his point of view during the main story
Detective Pikachu: releases March 23rd
Play as Detective Pikachu and solve the mystery of attacking Pokemon
A different form of gameplay that focuses on solving mysteries and less on battling Pokemon
Amibo is 5.3 inches. 2x bigger than normal
Luigi Mansion Remake: Releases this year.
The map is on the bottom screen
Fans of the Luigi Mansiongame returns!
You suck up the ghost with your trusty vacuum to save Mario
Kirby Star Allies: releases March 16th. Free update releases March 28th.
Demo currently out
Can have fan favorite allies such as King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee…
More dream friends will be added after launch such as Rick, Kine, and Coo from Kirby Dream Land 2, Markx from Super Star Ultra, Gooey from Kirby Dream Land 3
If you pre-order, you get a special bag
Okami:Available this summer
HD remake of the game that is currently out for other consoles
Touch screen or motion control to use paint brushes
Classic Capcom game with an amazing cast of characters as you play as Amatarsu.
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: Available June 8th for Switch and 3DS
Raised in a war where sushi is forbidden
Ear more sushi with matching and match them such as a puzzle game. You can activate sushi sprites abilities after combining enough sushi. Think of it like Tsum Tsums
You fight against the emperor and their sushi monopoly!
Multiplayer mode. 1v1 sushi fighting
New IP from Nintendo
Octopath Traveler: Releases July 13, 2018. Demo currently available
Two new characters. Tressa the Merchant. Can purchase special items from town folks.
Apothacery Alfyn: inquire and gain special features when talking to town folk.
Job system: everyone starts with one but gain an additional one for battle. Combining jobs give you unique abilities. Game launches July 13, 2018.
The special edition comes with pop-up book, a map, CD, and in-game currency coin.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes:Releases later this year
Multiple game modes as Travis enters game worlds. 7 different worlds with different
Exterminate all bugs in your way with the beam katana
Tons of new bosses that aren’t trying to be number one Assassin
Co-op multiplayer where your partner plays as Bad-man!
Beam katanas, toilet save points, and suplexes are all returning
The game is much more colorful with the different game themes
Dark Souls Remaster:Releases May 25th
Solaire of Astora amiibo releases the same time as the game
Network test to try out the game if you haven’t played Dark Souls before
Details on Network test coming soon
Mario Tennis Aces: Releases June 22nd
The biggest focus of the direct
More than 15 players including chomp chomp.
Tennis refined and more ways to play tennis.
Multiple shots. Zone shot lets you pinpoint moves with motion action.
Rackets take damage and break. If you lose all your tennis rockets you’re out.
You can block the Zone shot if you hit it just right. Otherwise, your racket takes damage
Zone speed, time moves slowly so you can hit back the Zone shots with better timing
Zone depends on energy gauge. Fills up as the rally continues.
Trick shots give you special movements. If you hit the ball back you gain more energy but its a specific movement for each character.
Max energy can give you a special shot.
Play with simple rules if you hate fun.
4 player multiplayer online mode. Tournaments are based on ranking. If you win, you get in-game shirts and additional characters.
Swing mode is motion control if you prefer something like Wii Tennis
A pre-launch online tournament is a 1v1 online tournament. Details for a later date.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Releases July 13th
port from Nintendo Wii U.
Includes super Mario Odyssey game levels.
Can play multiplayer where your friend will shoot tomatoes to protect you
Nintendo 3DS port too!
Toad loves adventure
Undertale: Unknown release date
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Releases July 10th
Also out for Xbox One and Steam.
First time on a Nintendo console
Little Nightmare: Complete Edition: Releases May 18th
A puzzle platformer with horror influence.
Comes with 2 DLC stories and all previous content.
In-game Pacu Mask if you use the Pac-Man amiibo.
South Park: Fracture but Whole: Releases April 24th
South Park RPG with that classic South Park humor from the show
DLC isn’t included
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: releases May 18th
Us and Canada open tournament: March 8 – 18th. Top 8 on March 31st.
Top winners get unique art piece. More updates in the future.
March 31st 3 -day event to play for free
March 21: GDC Developers will speak on Arms and Splatoon
Splatoon 3.0update: Late April.
100+ pieces of new gear. New stages.
Rank X is an extreme rank that will come soon. More conditions to meet where you meet Callie where you can climb to Rank X. Making the game more competitive.
New Singleplayer mode focusing on a new character called Agent 8. An Octoling w/o memory. Your adventure is through shady underground test facility. Its all one connected huge subway. Variety of mission that will expand on the characters and lore.
If you finish it, you can play multiplayer as an Octoling.