Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is soon celebrating its 3 years, unveiling its ultimate fighter. Now, a question arises: what future for the franchise? Several leads come to mind.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presented the last fighter of his roster : Sora from Kingdom Hearts. Now, all the characters are available and the game promises many years of existence, boosted by the eSport scene. But a question now arises with the addition of the hero of the franchise developed by Square Enix. What a future for Super Smash Bros. ? After all, Ultimate represents the epitome of the franchise and announced it at its launch in December 2018: everyone is there. Knowing that more and more developers follow a title for years, Ultimate could it serve as the ultimate opus, ported to the next Nintendo console? Several scenarios are emerging.
What if Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was benefiting from a long reissue?
Do not take out the forks! When we talk about a final episode, it is on the assumption that Nintendo perpetuates its policy. That of porting its games to the current generation. One could imagine an output of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on its next machine, even if its launch is not for now. Of course, it would not be a simple port and the Japanese developer could then propose new characters to enrich the roster. Because the game of the Nintendo Switch has the advantage of having all the fighters included since the first game, representing the quintessence of the franchise.
We imagine a philosophy similar to that of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe whose enthusiasm does not seem to stop. Remember that it is regularly among the best-selling games. In 2021 alone in France, the title appears in the sales ranking, almost every week, from Leisure Software Publishers Union.
A strong eSports scene for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Formerly more confidential, the eSport scene explodes with its famous players. Yes Super Smash Bros. Melee It took years before being recognized for its fair value thanks to the Five Gods, the latest entry in the franchise is also a hit, filling entire theaters. It is hard to imagine Nintendo stopping in such a good way and offering no future to its title after the arrival of Sora in the roster. Yes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears as the ultimate opus, it is also the one whose follow-up can last several years.
But that players do not expect the announcement of new fighters. It seems almost obvious that Nintendo is done with it and surely isn’t going to change its mind. From now on, the eSport scene will keep the game alive for a long time. More and more players, formerly interested in the aspect party game, are now training to have a good level.
A game that stands the test of time
Nintendo doesn’t care about photorealism and sharp graphics. The Japanese giant does not rely on technical prowess but wants to create unique experiences. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a single combat game with atypical rules now assimilated by millions of players. This title seems to stand the test of time, still so exhilarating today. So for the future, we start again on a follow-up of several years. The addition of Sora does not mean the end of the franchise, on the contrary, but a new stage.
Nintendo will be able to focus even more on balancing and fixing various bugs so that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate be perfect. Even though we don’t see the future it seems obvious that the future will be bright for the ultimate episode of a license born on the Nintendo 64.