Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch Title, Claims Consultant

Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch Title, Claims Consultant

Super Smash Bros. is planned as a launch title for Nintendo’s upcoming video game platform, codenamed NX, claims a Japanese mobile games consultant.

Dr. Serkan Toto, Chief Executive Officer for Japan-based games consultancy company Kantan Games, has received information that a version of Super Smash Bros., developed by Bandai Namco, will be one of the launch titles for Nintendo NX.

We contacted Toto for more clarification, where he provided his personal take on the matter.

“I think that Smash Bros. for the NX, perhaps as an updated/extended version of an existing game, would make sense as a launch title given the rabid fanbase of the title and the relatively fresh last release,” Toto told us. “If they can get an NX version ready for launch on the console, it would be a signal that the device is supported by high-profile third-party developers early on this time, which was one of the problems of the Wii U.”

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS launched during the last half of 2014, so another full version, just as Toto mentioned, would not make sense this early on.

Currently, it is believed that Nintendo NX will work interchangeably with both a handheld and home console system. What we do know, for sure, is that Nintendo will use a cloud-based data service to transfer game data between mobile games and console games in the future.

Toto also said today that Bandai Namco “is currently developing several NX titles.”

In the past, Toto has proven to be a reliable resource for information; we’ve made a few reports about noteworthy and accurate info he has shared in the past, and he’s not one to misinform the community.

If we learn of any additional information regarding Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo NX or any of the titles Namco Bandai is currently working on, we will be sure to share that information.

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