Since the release of that all-important trailer for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch, fans have been asking a lot of questions. Is it a port of the Wii U game with new content? Is it an entirely new title? Is Breath of the Wild Link – seen as a dark silhouette in the distance of the trailer – a new character or a redesign of the standard Link? If he’s a redesign, will they give him a new move set to match Breath of the Wild?!
Well, some answers to these questions may finally be coming. The last time a new Super Smash Bros. game (i.e. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U) was on its way, there was a Wii U tournament held at E3. During this tournament, the world’s best player – Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios – was found, and emerged victorious. Nintendo are infamous for hosting events and special performances during E3 conferences, which has in the past included teaming up with Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken to make their presentation video, doing their video with puppets, and of course, hosting tournaments. This year is no exception, with the new Super Smash Bros. game appearing at E3 with an invitational tournament.
Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s rather fittingly-named representative, has stated in a press release that ‘we’re looking forward to watching some of the best players in the world test their skills against each other in these two uniquely competitive games’ – with the second of these competitive games being Splatoon 2, for which the World Championships will also be conducted during this year’s E3.
The tournament will take place across June 11th and 12th, and will hopefully allow avid Smash fans to get a glimpse of the new title in more depth. Be sure to follow us here at PixelTome over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to stay up-to-date with all the latest Super Smash Bros. news and updates on this Super Smash Bros. tournament.