Switch joins 'Fortnite'

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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!

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