There was a lot of anticipation, a lot of stress and a lot of confusion going into the March 8th Nintendo Direct last week. The event marked a time where plenty of gamers were hopeful for big news but also ready for disappointment. Well, there was no disappointment from a group of gamers who practically lost their minds when they saw the Super Smash Bros., reveal for the Nintendo Switch.
The two-minute video starts with the intro clip for Splatoon 2, where the two inklings are fighting against each other. The fans are already screaming and going crazy during the first 40 seconds. But once the Smash Bros., logo appears they go absolutely nuts, jumping and screaming to the point where the building was rumbling in response.
The reaction is almost infectious, and you can tell that gamers are highly passionate about Super Smash Bros., and the Nintendo brand. The slight pause after the Super Smash Bros., logo appears sets up for another massive reaction that takes place at the 1:08 mark where the 2018 release year is revealed, sending Nintendo fans into an absolute frenzy.
One gamer practically faints from the excitement, laying on the floor and being completely overwhelmed from the announcement. Fellow Nintendonites come to his aid and fan him while he absorbed the news.
The love and adoration that fans have for Nintendo is most certainly palpable. A lot of gamers recognized that the reveal clearly points out that the inklings from Splatoon appear to be shoo-ins for the upcoming Super Smash Bros.
This also opens up another possibility for an unlikely Smash competitor to make the ranks: Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher. Many gamers suspected that Geralt would be an instant guest fighter in Bandai Namco's upcoming Soul Calibur VI, after CD Projekt Red teased that the "White Wolf" would be appearing in a non-Witcher game this year; but Geralt could very well make his way into Super Smash Bros. Heck, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid made the cut, so why not Geralt?
Before we get into speculating about who will make the cut on the roster, some fans are curious if this is an all-new game or just a port over from the Wii U version that came out a few years ago. We'll have to wait for Nintendo to clarify, but it appears most fans are just excited to see the game coming to the Switch at some point later in 2018.