Since the Nintendo Direct 3.8.2018 stream, there has been a lot of people talking. Even so, most of the talk was mainly focusing on just a single game being shown to exist. Yes, I’m of course referring to “Super Smash Bros” on the Nintendo Switch (don’t miss out on the Nintendo Switch trailer for”Super Smash Bros“!). Anyways, beyond the mass hype that grew just from the announcement that the game exists and it will be here this year. A lot of talks is surrounding whether or not the game is a brand-new Smash title or a port from the Wii U. Well, A number of things have been brought forward that makes it seem much more likely that the game is the 5th game in the series. So that’s what I’m mainly going to focus on in this OP of mine.
So, right of the bat. The “Super Smash Bros” logo doesn’t match that of Smash 4 on the Wii U console. Simply put, this does push things in the direction that it is a new game. Even so, it doesn’t make it guaranteed. So in order to hide that the game is a port would be to make just a simple title, and the title is very simple compared to that from the Wii U. This, however, isn’t the only thing that has stood out for people.
For example, take the copyright on the logo that is to be found at the bottom right corner of the “Super Smash Bros” Switch trailer. Well, it is stated to be an original game, and the copyright shows that it was issued this year. So once again this can point to the game being brand new, but then again, the same would then be true for any game coming out this year. So if it was looked up, then “Crash Bandicoot” would have a copyright date from this year even though the original was made back in 1996.
Well, I think you get my point. Anyways, as I was saying. Breath of the Wild’s Link, this was blatantly obvious, front and center if you will. Blue tunic, with the art style from last year’s game of the year. Mario seems to be a brand-new mesh, a redesign in all really, though I know very well that CGI does not equate to in-game graphics. All of these things are debatable even all together, but there is one thing, one argument that I just am not seeing happen. So it is in this one area that the real argument can be made, and it has just been missing, well until now.
In other words, if it was a simple Delux version, then Nintendo would have done what they had already. I mean, “Mario Kart DX” was shown in the offset, that it was a port. The same could also be said about “Hyrule Warriors DX”. You see, right from the announcement of the game, it was shown to be a port. My point would be that right from the beginning every game that was a straight-up port with some added content, it was shown to be that.
With gameplay no less, “Mario Kart DX” wasn’t officially stated to be this, but the gameplay showed it exactly that. Delux version ports haven’t been hidden from us when the games are shown. Silence is key, and there is nothing but silence when it comes to this next version of Super Smash, other than it is coming out this year. Does it have to be asked here, why? Why is the game being too secretive? Not to mention the instant hype with just saying that the game is coming. The hype would have still been there if it was shown to be a Delux port, and many people who would instantly double dip into the game.
When looking at everything that was shown in the Switch trailer for the new “Super Smash Bros” game (logo, redesign of Mario, BotW Link, the secrecy behind the title and so). Everything all together, it states one thing and one thing only. The answer really is simple. It is a new game. “Super Smash 5” is on its way, and it will be here this year. However, when will the game be released is the next needed question.
The answer to this is simple as well, you can expect the game to be released alongside their subscription plan. There would be no better game to push the need to pay for their online services. Smash and the community is far too large not to want to join in. Besides that, it will only be $20 a year, but the topic on that will be for another day.
And with that said, what’s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin Ek – Editor
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.
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