E3 Trailer: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ for Nintendo Switch

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available on December 7, 2018.

Super Mario Party will be out on Switch October 5, 2018.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate headlined a content-packed Nintendo Direct presentation ahead of this year's E3.

The almost 25-minute long breakdown of characters, combat stages, fine-tuned combat maneuvers (like "short-hop attacks" and "perfect shield"), and "assist trophies" was so long, in fact, that the special began to feel less like a Nintendo Direct and more like a Smash Direct.

During Nintendo's E3 Direct, Nintendo released a TV spot-esque trailer featuring four-player co-op between one and two systems, even showing minigame maps being altered by the physical placements of the consoles on a table. During the tank game that was shown toward the beginning - a staple in the series that's frequently appeared in some shape or form - we see the players setting their Switches perpendicular to each other to create a map where they can do battle. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.

Ridley has also been confirmed for the game as a playable character. Ultimate using Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, the game will be compatible with multiple styles of control.

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