Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date Set for December

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The game was detailed today during the company's E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo's Digital Event may have contained other games, but the spotlight was nearly squarely put on Super Smash Bros. It's nearly as if Nintendo know what they're doing, eh?

As such, Three Houses looks much more refined than its predecessors on the 3DS, with an animation style that finally does the series justice. And all the old stages are back, albeit with a bit of a facelift. There was a healthy sample of stages in the demo I played, but not too many noticeable new stages outside of the aforementioned Breath of the Wild stage. Brawl - but are you ready for Super Smash Bros. all? After confirming the game's title and full roster list, Nintendo went into a deep dive of some of the many changes coming to the series with this installment. After all, if it ain't broke.

With the Onion Kingdom in trouble once more thanks to the Onion King reading aloud from the "Necronomnomicon", you'll be drafted in to deal with an army of "doughy but dangerous" undead bread, The Unbread.

If you remember, we haven't seen anything of the game since a year ago, and even then all we got was a logo. And, in short, it looks great.

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A new Mario Party game, simply titled Super Mario Party, is headed to Switch with themed boards, dice rolls, and minigames aplenty.

Nintendo stumbled with the Wii U, but its follow up console/portable hybrid has been a hit.

"The developers have to feel like they have new creative ideas to bring any franchise to life in a new way", Charlie Scibetta, senior director of corporate communications for Nintendo of America told Player One. Pop one Switch console next to another, for example, and they link together, to create a single, giant display for certain mini-games.

Pre-orders will be going live any given second now for those of you that want to get a jump on the competition, and it should be set for eShop pre-order as well sometime down the road. If you are not able to attend the esports event in person, you can watch all of the action unfold on Nintendo's website.

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