Video game fans, we have news to get you incredibly excited. Super Smash Bros. is coming back, and this time it's hitting consoles in hand-held fashion.
Though it hasn't released a firm date, Nintendo has confirmed that the game will finally hit the Nintendo Switch some time this year.
An appetite-whetting video has been released with both Mario and Link from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild making appearances. Hopefully soon, we'll discover more about which Nintendo characters are going to join the Hyrule warrior and overworked plumber in some fierce if not mortal combat.
The first Super Smash Bros. game was released in 1999 and was, well, a bit of a smash. Some people weren't too keen on its single-player mode (it could get a bit dull) which was perhaps too easy, while the four unlockable characters (Luigi, Captain Falcon, Ness and Jigglypuff) were too easy to keep people interested.
However, the game's multi-player mode was the real draw. It's simplicity and frantic action made for high-octane entertainment.
I almost always chose to be Jigglypuff, just to be different and to annoy my cousins by using the puffy character's signature attack, a shrill song that offended the ears as much as it took down enemies.
Since its release, the game has spawned a number of sequels including Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and most recently Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
The teaser for the new game also features inklings from Nintendo's 2015 third-person shooter Splatoon, and we can only hope they, Mario and Link will be joined by some of Nintendo's finest.
Luigi, the lazy hanger-on younger brother, will of course be there, while Bowser is always up for a bubble and I'd be mighty surprised if Princess Peach and Toad don't join the party.
Despite the obvious disadvantage of having a mushroom for a head and being two feet tall, Mushroom seems to have held himself well throughout Nintendo's various race/tennis/combat console games, like a 2D version of Joe Pesci from Goodfellas.
Right now, there's no official name for the new SMSB game, with a catchy working title of Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. doing the rounds instead.
However, with the coming months destined to add another entrant to the Super Smash Bros. canon, it's fair to say we should all be very excited.
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