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Nintendo is working on a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch, sources close to the project have confirmed to Niche Gamer.
A full reveal for the game is coming at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, where Nintendo will confirm a base roster of characters, coupled with an announcement trailer.
While details are currently scant, the much-praised tripping feature is being re-introduced as a core mechanic, alongside the streamlining and simplifying of the game’s controls to accommodate the more casual players out there.
Nintendo is developing the game with the overall goal of avoiding the stigma that it can be a competitive fighting game, opting to focus more on presenting it as a party game with lite fighting mechanics.
You can expect your usual smattering of core Nintendo franchise characters, however there will reportedly be even more third party additions, with some being locked behind a physical amiibo.
The Final Smash mechanic is returning, however amiibo will be used to physically activate the corresponding Final Smash for said character. It remains unclear how this will work in competitive play, if such a thing will exist with this title.
We’ll keep you guys posted.
Editor’s Note: Featured image is from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.