A new set of trademarks were recently filed by Nintendo for multiple games, including Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Animal Crossing, and numerous amiibos. This isn’t a surprise to many since a Super Smash Bros. title has been long anticipated by fans ever since the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this year. Although nothing is announced officially, this may serves as a clue that Nintendo may actually be in the process of developing a Super Smash title for the Switch.
This year has been a big one for the Nintendo Switch. The success of first party titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and most recently, Super Mario Odyssey, drove sales way above Nintendo’s expectations. Of course, since Super Smash Bros. is also an important franchise for the gaming company, it is very probable that the reason why Nintendo has been silent about the franchise is that they want to save the release for next year.
On the flip side though, it is also possible that Nintendo may be giving the Super Smash Bros. a makeover just like the treatment Super Mario got that gave us the critically acclaimed Super Mario Odyssey. I mean, Odyssey has been doing pretty well, who knows if Nintendo has similar plans for Super Smash Bros.?
Although the filing of trademarks doesn’t tell much about Nintendo’s plan, it is just a matter of time before they make an announcement about this. I’m pretty sure a Switch version of the Super Smash Bros. would drive sales even further that it will be foolish for Nintendo to miss.
Would you prefer a classic Super Smash Bros. on the Switch? Or just like Super Mario Odyssey, does Nintendo have to look at it with a different perspective?