Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch

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Super Smash Bros.
(tentative title)
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Publisher(s) Nintendo
Projected release date 2018
Genre(s) Fighting

Super Smash Bros. (tentative title), often referred to informally as Smash 5, SSB5, or Sma5h, is an upcoming fighting game for the Nintendo Switch. It was first announced on March 8th, 2018 at the end of the Nintendo Direct released the same day.


The first teaser trailer was revealed at the end of the Nintendo Direct on March 8th, 2018. It suggests that the Inkling is to be the first revealed newcomer to the game (although this has not yet been explicitly confirmed).

Confirmed elements

Silhouettes of characters found in the Direct.


Other characters appear to be silhouetted, but they are less clear; Bowser's horns, Donkey Kong's hair, and Samus's shoulders are clearly visible.

Other confirmed new elements

  • Inkling, with Boy and Girl designs from the original Splatoon, has been confirmed to appear in the game.


Prior to the initial reveal, Nintendo filed a number of trademarks on November 12th, 2017, notably including a Japanese Super Smash Bros. logo.[1] The logo was compared to the Japanese Super Smash Bros. Melee logo as they were nearly identical in appearance. A Super Smash Bros. title for Nintendo Switch was later officially revealed on March 8th, 2018 via a Nintendo Direct. Shortly after, Masahiro Sakurai, the lead developer for all previous Smash titles, confirmed in a tweet that he had been working on the game "in silence, day after day".[2][3]



  • This is the first Smash Bros. game since the original Super Smash Bros. to not be announced alongside new hardware. Super Smash Bros. Melee was revealed alongside the final retail version of the Nintendo GameCube at E3 2001, Super Smash Bros. Brawl was announced alongside the Wii itself, then-codenamed Revolution at E3 2005, and Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced alongside the Wii U at E3 2011. Moreover, unlike the latter two games, this is the first time since Super Smash Bros. Melee that a Smash Bros. game is not announced years in advance, as Super Smash Bros. Brawl was announced in 2005 and revealed a year later, and Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced in 2011 and revealed two years later, with both releasing in 2008 and 2014 respectively.
  • With Super Smash Bros. 4 releasing four years prior, this is the second shortest gap between Smash games; the gap between Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee was about two years long.
  • The revealed logo includes a slim cross going through the word 'SUPER' and the letter 'A'. This is the only Smash logo to do this.


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