Note: These articles are more for discussion purposes before E3. They'll be short, sweet, and to the point for a brief recap and looking into possible characters/stages for each series in Smash Bros. These also go by a "Don't expect too much" philosophy. Please remember to be civil in the comments discussion.
One of Nintendo's oldest IPs, going back to their days as a toy company, Duck Hunt made its Smash debut in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U as one of the game's retro franchises. The series has had one stage across both versions, as well as a single character, also called Duck Hunt (Duck Hunt Duo in PAL regions).
Duck Hunt seems like a likely character to return, especially given the series importance to Nintendo's history.
The only way, quite literally, to humor this one is if Duck Hunt gets split between the dog and the duck for characters.
Duck Hunt's stage is likely to return even if the dynamic duo doesn't.
There are no other locations to work with.
Author's Note: What are your thoughts on the Duck Hunt franchise? What Duck Hunt related content would you like to see in Smash for Switch? Let us know in the comments below!