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A port of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, a pair of sources have informed insider Laura Dale. This comes on the heels of speculation that Nintendo port other Wii U titles like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon to the Switch for its launch.

According to the rumor, the Super Smash Bros. port will not be available on the Switch’s launch day but should arrive within a six-month timeframe. The port is expected to contain all available DLC, including characters, stages, and Mii Fighter costumes. It is unknown if any additional content, such as the exclusive Smash Run mode in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, will come to the port. Similarly, there is no information on whether or not there will be support for GameCube controllers, as the Wii U had with the GameCube Adapter.

The rumor also gives an update for the last three amiibo to be released in the Super Smash Bros. line. The Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo will have their releases delayed to 2017 in order to launch alongside the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U port. For reference, the newest figures in the Super Smash Bros. line—Roy and Ryu—released on March 18. Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch will support amiibo.

Nintendo’s profits from amiibo were strong throughout 2015, with especially high demand in North America. However, sales of the figures have decreased for the company for the fiscal year ending in March 2017, according to an earnings report.

Nintendo will be formally unveiling more details about Switch during an event in Tokyo on January 13, including a list of launch titles. Thus far, they have not commented on any games being ported to Switch. It is likely that any official announcements regarding software ports will be made at this event.

Do you think Nintendo will port any Wii U games to Switch? Are you upset about the rumored amiibo delay? Sound off in the comments below!


Alex Baldwin

Staff Writer

People sometimes call me the Hatman. I write about video games and Magic: The Gathering. In my spare time, I play video games and Magic: The Gathering.



  • AD1980

    This is kind of sad. I’m thinking most people don’t purchase new gaming systems so they can play the same games they’re playing now. If they were announcing a NEW Smashbro, Mariokart, etc. this would be interesting.

  • Nope Naw

    I never bought a WiiU, so I’ve only played the 3DS version. Getting ports of WiiU titles is somewhat of a dealbreaker for me. Breath of the Wild is not enough to sell me on the Switch alone.

  • Sarusig Musicman

    “We’re getting more games. This is really sad.”

  • AD1980

    It’s a new console. Selling the same games you can already buy, or already own, isn’t much of an incentive to purchase a new console. I’m sure you can understand that, your attempt at humor notwithstanding.

  • MusouTensei

    No thanks, I’m done with Smash.

  • Sarusig Musicman

    So you’re getting a port of a good game on top of the new games that yet have to be announced (also that was not even announced, it’s just a leak).
    How is it bad exactly that we are getting ports of good games no one played because no one got a Wii U, on TOP of the other games?

  • AD1980

    Your question demonstrates my point. “How is it bad exactly that we are getting ports of good games no one played because no one got a Wii U, on TOP of the other games?”
    As good as those games may be, they aren’t sufficient to sell a console as your own comment unintentionally admits. I’ve been unimpressed with the games announced for it to this point. They’re pretty much all sequels to long standing IPs. That’s fine, and I’m sure they’ll be good games, but as you acknowledged with the Wii U, that’s not enough to move a new console.
    I’d love for Nintendo to do well and give Sony and Microsoft a real run for their money. Unfortunately, to this point, the Switch doesn’t appear to me to be even in the running.

  • Sarusig Musicman

    Ah. So it’s a “Nintendo doesn’t do new IPs” tirade then. Right. Splatoon.

  • AD1980

    Tirade? This qualifies as a tirade? OK.
    At any rate it’s not just new IP but also a lack of comparable games to their competition. 3rd party developers have ignored Nintendo because their systems simply don’t have the horsepower of the competition. So a company like Ubisoft can develop a game for the Wii U, for example, or they can develop a game to be sold on PC and PS and Xbox. It’s not really a difficult choice. Again though, you undercut your own argument. Splatoon is great, but clearly it wasn’t sufficient to move the Wii U in large numbers.