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We know that Super Mario Odyssey is on its way for the Nintendo Switch, and we know that Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is also on the way, but what about the other popular Nintendo franchise? What about Super Smash Bros?
Smash is obviously one of our best-selling franchises. What we say is that the philosophy that Nintendo has from a development standpoint is that for every platform, we want to have at least one [each] of our classic franchises.
Fils-Aime goes on to say "I'm not announcing anything today!", driving home the point that Super Smash Bros is obviously on the table but they're not talking about it right now.
Just like with Mario Kart 8, the last Super Smash Bros., game came out back in 2015. Both games sold well enough, but they were on the dying platform that was the Wii U. A myriad of missteps set the console back a great deal, but the first-party line-up was stellar, nonetheless.
However, the recent release of those games on the Wii U made it a little difficult to come up with something new for the Switch, hence why Mario Kart 8 was re-released as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which features the core game and all of the previously released DLC from the Wii U version.
It's not outside the realm of possibility that Nintendo might re-release Super Smash Bros., from the Wii U for the Nintendo Switch. The only problem is that it's a bit redundant given that it's already available in home console form on the Wii U and already available as a portable game for the Nintendo 3DS.
Even still, sales for the Nintendo Switch could determine whether or not they re-launch it onto the device and potentially open up the game to a larger audience that may have skipped out on the game since it was available on the Wii U.
The interview also discusses the potential for other games like Animal Crossing to make a leap to the Switch, but Fils-Aime was quick to switch off the topic given that they're only talking about a handful of games at the moment.
Nintendo's core goal is getting through the spring season with the line-up of games they plan on making available, including the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 and Arms, and then Splatoon 2 during the summer.
To pad out the software in between their big AAA titles, Nintendo has signed deals with indie developers to release lots of digital content for the Switch during the down times. This is essential given that eventually people will get bored with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and they'll definitely need some new software to fill out the ranks. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Super Smash Bros., will be filling out the ranks anytime soon.