'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Switch Release Date Revealed at E3 2018

Nintendo isn't messing around this year.

After a brief tease earlier this year, Nintendo offered up a detailed look at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch at its E3 2018 presentation. That included some interesting updates to the beloved fighting series, along with a concrete release date.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch launches on December 7, 2018.

Nintendo is bringing its biggest roster ever to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by including ever character that’s ever been included in any of the previous games. That’s a huge lineup.

A lot of classic characters are also getting nice updates. Link gets a new champions tunic and remote-detonated bombs, and Olimar’s helmet will briefly crack when he takes damage. The new game also keeps eight-player smash from the Wii U game, and adds a decoy Smash Ball item that explodes when you break it.

Even better news, you can play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a Gamecube controller, and all your old amiibo will work on the new game too. Finally, when it comes to new characters we’re getting Daisy and Ridley, but that’s about it.

Check out even more of our E3 2018 coverage, including updates on the Fallout 76 beta, Microsoft’s latest plans for the Halo series, and Battlefield 5’s new Battle Royale mode.

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