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So which is it?

Port with additional characters 16 32.00%
 
Brand new game 34 68.00%
 
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The reveal video for the Smash game on Switch was pretty cool but it was (intentionally most probably) left ambiguous as to what format the game will take. Is it Smash 4 Deluxe with the Inklings added to the roster or a brand new game built from the ground up for Switch?

I'm personally leaning towards it being a port because of the 2018 release date which would be pretty ambitious if it was a brand new game but I've seen people thinking the opposite, where do you stand?



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New game. Sakurai already told on his twitter



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EricFabian said:
New game. Sakurai already told on his twitter

Color me surprised and very happy!



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EricFabian said:
New game. Sakurai already told on his twitter

Color me surprised and very happy!

He said he is working on It in secret everyday for some time



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-Link in this game is 99.9% using his BOTW design.
-The logo they showed looks different enough and kind of gives off a different vibe compared to past games.
-The way Sakurai worded his post on Twitter sounds awkward if this is just a mere port.
-Nintendo updated the Smash Bros. website.

Signs pointing to new game.



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The smash game for switch only be referred to as Smitch.



Since Link is using his BOTW design, I think it's safe to assume that Mario is using his SMO design.



Sakurai said it, and you don't say "we can't announce the title yet" when it's a port.



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One point that was raised in a similar topic is that the copyright states 2018. If it was a port of SSB4, the copyright would state 2014-2018, like in the example of Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS that displays its copyright as 1998-2011.

So far all information is pointing towards this being Super Smash Bros. 5.



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It's been all but confirmed that it's a new game.

The only doubt now is whether it was built on top of Smash 4's foundation or an entirely new game, but either way it counts as a new entry.