E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Fortnite on Switch

Nintendo has announced that Fortnite is being released for its Switch console to coincide with the opening of the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.

However, the release is limited to the title’s last-gamer-standing Battle Royale mode and will not include the original Save The World co-op content.

Nintendo also revealed Super Smash Bros Ultimate will include every character to have appeared in prior versions.

It described it as the “biggest crossover in gaming history”.

That means the fighting game will include the Japanese firm’s own characters – Mario, Zelda and the Splatoon Inklings – as well as those from third-party developers, such as Final Fantasy’s Cloud, Metal Gear Solid’s Snake and Sonic The Hedgehog.

Nintendo acknowledged that its decision to include so many fighters from the past meant that there was a limited number of new challenges.

But it added that Ridley – a dragon-like villain from the Metroid franchise – would be included for the first time.

The title is expected be one of the biggest releases yet for the 15-month-old games machine, and Nintendo spent the bulk of its video presentation describing the game’s features.

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