Nintendo has announced several new games for its Switch and 3DS consoles, including the popular fighting game Super Smash Bros.
During a Nintendo Direct online broadcast on 8 March, the company screened a teaser for the brawler, which pits various well-known and obscure Nintendo characters against each other in a free-for-all. Super Smash Bros is a huge fans' favorite and enjoys a thriving competitive scene.
New characters will include the Squid Kids, the stars of breakout Nintendo hits Splatoon and Splatoon 2, whilst favorites Link and Mario can also be glimpsed in the trailer. It is due out this year.
Other new games announced for the Nintendo Switch included Undertale, Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Okami, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Little Nightmares, Hyrule Warriors and the latest South Park game, all of which have been playable on other consoles for a year or more. A spin-off of No More Heroes, a series that appeared on Nintendo's Wii, will also be released for Switch in 2018, with the title Travis Strikes Again.
Nintendo will also continue to support its handheld console, the 3DS, with an unexpected port of Luigi's Mansion -- a game originally launched with the GameCube in 2001 -- and an expanded version of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
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