Smash can work for the switch…but not competitively
History of Smash
Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game series filled with numerous nintendo characters like Mario and link with some third party characters like sonic and Mega man. It was beloved by many gamers ever since the first Smash came out on the Nintendo 64. But the community became competitive when the biggest smash game came out. The sequel to the original Super Smash Bros, Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube. After melee the competitive scene grew and so did the games themselves, sparking two later sequels: Smash Bros Brawl for the Wii and Smash for Wii U/3DS(Self explanatory there)
Aside from titles created by the Developers and Publisher, There have been mods added to the games by fans and modders of the series. Project M added a melee styled version of Smash for Brawl, and another thing modded was skins for Characters like anime mods(JoJo, Goku, etc.) and even other characters from other forms of media. The one thing that will follow through all the mods and all the sequels of the series is the FGC(Fighting Game Community) and the GameCube Controller which has become a Competitive staple in the series as the favorite type of and most known controller to use, casual or competitive. Until now…
The Nintendo Switch
Earlier this year, On March 3, 2017, The Nintendo Switch launched with critical praise. It’s a hybrid console of a handheld and a full on console. It’s a small touch screen system with two detachable controllers used for playing like a wiimote(Arms) or sharing them with friends in a fighting game(Ultra Street Fighter 2: Final Challengers) or for milking a cow(1–2 Switch) The screen and system run incredible graphics and can be connected to the TV and just hold the system when you’re done playing.
The system itself has a number of games already out and a ton coming out later in the year and years to come. Games like Arms and Mario Kart 8 deluxe, which are already out, are only a couple of the games made and published by Nintendo that are large successes. Many other games are wanted by fans like Pokemon Stars, which is the third edition to the Pokemon Sun and Moon generation of Pokemon, and the confirmed Metroid Prime 4.
What does this have to do with Smash?
Well among those games, a port of Super Smash Bros. to the Nintendo Switch is one of the most wanted and anticipated ones. Many people say that it’s coming and some say it’ll never happen. Personally i think it will but not for another year or so. Some people want a new character or so but many don’t know who else should be added. Possibly arms characters or splatoon characters, but other than that no one else knows. We know that the game will be loved and will be praised for being the second portable smash game, But one thing that kind of bothers people is that there is no Gamecube controller addition or modification to it.
Unless Nintendo creates a wireless controller for the Switch, it’s going to be hard to move on from the Wii U even though it’s trash as a system. Just as how Melee is still used in tournament, that could be the situation for the Switch and the Wii U. People could still play with Joycons as an option but for pro players, they may not move on and continue to play on the Wii U due to the Gamecube controller support. Or they may move on and use the Pro controller for the Nintendo Switch. Until it’s teased or announced me will not know till then. To me i hope they add an adaption to the Switch but Nintendo works in mysterious ways. What do you guys think?