Is Smash 2018 a port, or a new game?

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    Is Smash 2018 a port, or a new game?

    Yesterday we had a whole slew of new games revealed on Nintendo's latest Direct, but the title that stood out as the presentation ended, was Super Smash Bros.

    One thing Nintendo conveniently forgot to mention or hint at in any way; is the game a port of the WiiU Smash, following the trend of a lot of the current AAA Switch library? Or is it an entirely new Smash, just for Switch? Or maybe it's a mix of the 2, a DX version?

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    We've already had a ton of theories in the Super Smash Brothers announce thread - but here, we would like you to cast a vote!

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  1. the_randomizer

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    It's a new game.
     
  2. BlueFox gui

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    i don't care
    just give me the damn game
     
  3. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Did anyone catch the BotW Link? Hm...
     
  4. rileysrjay

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    I'm gonna go with an entirely new game. Mainly because it has a working title and link is in his new breath of the wild look.
     
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  5. MAXLEMPIRA

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    New game, if we would get a DX, then they have showed some gameplay and not just a teaser, plus the game has been in development for about 2 years now, so no, it can't be just a port
     
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  6. DeslotlCL

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    Or it can be a port... no one can say what is true and what is not if the teaser trailer showed nothing, at all.

    Gotta wait till this year e3 to tell if it is a new game or just a port with new content.
     
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  7. KiiWii

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    It needs to be a new game, but I'm betting its easier to use a "deluxe" version of the wii u version with updated roster.
     
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    Who knows
     
  9. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    Same game, a coupe extra characters and stages, and an adventure mode. They just forgot to add DX at the end of the title.
     
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    We got them sharp eyes. o3o

    I think new game fur sure, probably started working on it after Smash 4 dropped and Switch was still NX. Hopefully.
     
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    It's a new game. HAL will be contributing instead of Namco Bandai which points to new mechanics (melee-esque hopefully?). And while it's not a stake in the heart, BoTW Link shows up, which would indicate that they're planning on a new roster with returning veterans. Not to mention that the director stated he's been working on this silently, day after day. That sounds like full blown development to me, and not a port.
     
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  12. jpx86

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    I never got around to playing the one on Wii U - so its a new game either way for me.
     
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  13. DeslotlCL

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    Source about that director bit?
     
  14. CallmeBerto

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    I don't buy it will be coming this year as a new game. Normally we hear a lot more about a game in development.

    My money is on DX version.
     
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  16. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    I don't own a Switch and I never played Smash Bros (No Joke)

    But I've been waiting for Smash on Switch hopefully it has a story mode
    and Son Goku....
     
  17. KingVamp

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    If it is just a port, I doubt it would be just a port without any additions. (DX)

    Wasn't going to guess, but this is too much fun. Going say new game, especially since I don't feel like they need to start allover to be considered a new game.


    No.
     
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  18. Deathscreton

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    Funnily enough, while I don't think Goku will show up in this Switch, I seriously don't see this as impossible. Like, if four months down the line after the release, they announced a Direct with Goku joining the roster, it wouldn't surprise me. lmfao
     
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    Can't just be a straight port with Inklings and BotW Link.

    I expect Sma5h with some asset/engine reuse from Sm4sh
     
  20. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    I fixed it
     
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