Although the most recent Nintendo Direct’s Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch announcement gave us more questions than answers, it’s proven to have refreshed and reinvigorated many members of the Smash community, including YouTube content creator Delzethin.
In his most recent video, Delzethin covers the potential designs and moveset of the guaranteed newcomers, the Inklings, whom he suspects will be akin to Villagers and Robin in terms of alternate skin styles. He also ponders what the glimpse of Breath of the Wild Link could mean for characters such as Mario and Samus or the casts of The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem regarding aesthetics and playstyle. Additionally, he outlines three categories for potential newcomers: first-party (e.g. Decidueye, Bandana Dee, Spring Man), third-party (e.g. Rayman, Monster Hunter, Bomberman) and popular Smash ballot picks (e.g. Krystal, Isaac, Shovel Knight).
While he doubts it’s a port, Delzethin acknowledges that it might not be a completely “new” game. He believes it’s an “iterative sequel” built upon its predecessor’s original assets, code and game engine, yet adds enough new content for it to be considered a new game. Watch the entirety of his speculations below:
Keep an eye and ear out for more of Delzethin’s Smash content by subscribing to his YouTube channel.