Reggie Fils-Aimé, President of Nintendo of America has hinted at the possibility of fighting game Super Smash Bros. heading to Nintendo Switch, according to a recent interview with TIME. Fils-Aimé recently explained that the Switch is not intended as a replacement to handheld system Nintendo 3DS, despite the portability of the former.
He emphasises that the Switch is first and foremost, a console for the home, and that Nintendo is actively striving to make consumers happy with their latest hybrid system, even if the approach seems different at an initial glance:
“Our overall proposition will not look the same as our competitors. But what we will do, is we will recognize what consumers like about our competitors, we will look to do it in a way that has a Nintendo flair to it. And we will look to make sure that in the end, we’ve got this robust, online environment that not only works well for our games, like Splatoon and Mario Kart and Smash Bros., but that also works great for our third party developers.”
Unlike the official confirmation of Minecraft, Fils-Aimé’s comment does not definitively guarantee the arrival of Smash Bros. on Switch. However, given the popularity of the franchise, its competitive multiplayer nature and history, as well as announcements for Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the chances are looking pretty good.