Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch games list could be boosted by a huge new release, as Nintendo unveils a new range of Super Smash Bros amiibo during last night's Nintendo Direct presentation.
The new amiibo include Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, Corrin from Fire Emblem and Bayonetta.
The latest batch of amiibo have been given a July 21 release date, and have so far only been announced for Wii U and 3DS.
It would make sense, however, if the new amiibo released alongside a Super Smash Bros port for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo previously hinted at a Super Smash Bros port, telling Katie Linendoll that it wants all of its most popular franchises on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said: "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.
"There's gonna be one great Super Mario experience, there's gonna be great Zelda experience, so you can expect, you can anticipate at some point in the future, who knows when, that all of our franchises will be addressed. We know that the fans love these games, love this content, so stay tuned."
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Fans have previously speculated that Super Smash Bros would be get a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe-style re-release, complete with DLC.
The July 21 release date is also a month after the E3 gaming expo, where any potential Super Smash Bros port is likely to be announced.
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It's pure speculation at this point, but Nintendo does have a history of surprise releases, and it would make sense that the new amiibo are being saved for a Switch port.
Nintendo has told fans to expect big things at E3. Reggie Fils-Aime said: "And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year.
"We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games. We will have experiences for… consumers will be able to attend the show for the very first time.
"So I’m not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3, but I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS."
Other upcoming Nintendo Switch games include Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ was originally pencilled in as a Nintendo Switch launch title. However, despite launching on March 17 in the US, the highly-rated shooter has remained absent from the Nintendo Switch games list in the UK.
But publisher Nicalis has since announced a partnership with Headup Games to bring Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ to Europe in Q2 2017.
Ultra Street Fighter 2, meanwhile, will be released on May 26 for Nintendo Switch.
During last night's Nintendo Direct, it was also revealed that ARMS would be released in June, while Splatoon 2 has been pencilled in for July.