Nintendo E3 2018 Recap: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon and Fortnite Switch

Nintendo E3 2018 Recap: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon and Fortnite Switch

Ultimate stole the show during Nintendo's E3 presentation, but let's not forget that Super Mario Party is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's bringing along some fancy new tricks. It's going to feature every single character that has ever appeared in any Super Smash Bros. game - plus a few new ones - and it's easily the most hotly anticipated new Switch game of the year. The graphics and lighting have noticeably been improved over past games in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, of course, but gameplay tweaks are where Ultimate shines.

I tried a one on one match, and was reminded that our blows would deal more damage than in a standard 4 Player Battle, in order to nearly scale the action so that it had a similar intensity.

Given the franchise's track record, we wouldn't be too terribly surprised to see a good handful of new characters make their eventual way into the game despite the Director's statements here. Is it best played in the most chaotic ways possible, or drilled down to its core as a competitive eSport?

Nintendo announced in April that it had sold 17.7 million units of the Switch to date, and forecast it would sell a further 20 million over the following year. Also available today is Hollow Knight, a cult favourite indie with a hand-drawn aesthetic from Australia's Team Cherry. Ultimate is heading to the Nintendo Switch on December 7.

The previously announced Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, and the oncoming Pokeball Plus accessory were also showcased.

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Lastly, it's been confirmed that Super Smash Bros.

Three months after its announcement, the curtain has finally been pulled back on Super Smash Bros. We can also look forward to a new Breath of the Wild-inspired stage - Great Plateau Tower.

The new game features a directional air dodge, which those familiar with Melee know is a necessary component to "wave dashing", or air dodging into the ground immediately upon jumping, at an angle, causing a character to skid varying distances based on their own personal physics in the game.

Beyond the excitement of the complete, encyclopedic roster, Super Smash Bros.

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