Switch joins 'Fortnite'
The lion’s share of the event was dedicated to the newly minted “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
Due out December 7, the next game in the popular mascot-bashing “Smash Bros.” series (and the first entry on the Switch) takes fan service to the next level by including every character who has ever appeared in a previous “Smash” game.
That’s over 60 fighters – the largest roster in franchise history – from staples like Mario, Kirby and Link to rarities like “Metal Gear’s” Solid Snake and newcomers like Ridley from the “Metroid” games and Inkling from “Splatoon.”
Nintendo surprised no one by confirming one of the biggest leaks heading into E3: battle royale phenomenon “Fortnite” is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch.
‘Fortnite’ is coming to the Switch. So you can take down noobs on the go. Considering that Nintendo’s online network isn’t as robust as what players will find on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, it’s a bold— and risky—move. Launching the biggest online game in the world on the hottest system without a public beta test and during the biggest conference of the year is a recipe for server disaster.
But Fils-Aime is confident that the servers will hold up.
Filling out the calendar
And all that just scratched the surface. Nintendo covered a wealth of other Switch games during their briefing.
Pokemon fans will be able to play two new titles – “Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu” and “Evee” – on November 16, with the option to use a new Pokeball game controller to catch and store critters.
“Super Mario Party,” a Switch take on the familyfriendly virtual board game franchise that can utilize multiple Switch screens, arrives Oct. 5. Third-party games like first-person shooter “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,” platformer “Mega Man 11,” and toys-to-life game “Starlink: The Battle for Atlas” (the Switch version boasts exclusive Star Fox content) are coming later this year./ Ben Silverman, Yahoo!