While being recently interviewed by Katie Linendoll on a livestream, Nintendo of America president (Reggie Fils-Aime) hinted quite firmly that Nintendo could possibly be releasing a new Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch.
“There’s gonna be one great Super Mario experience, there’s gonna be great Zelda experience, so you can anticipate at some point in the future, who knows when, that all of our franchises will be addressed. We know that the fans love these games, so stay tuned.”
While this is most definitely to be expected from our friends over at Nintendo, what may surprise some fans is for the newest in the fighting game series to be debuting later this year.
Over on the official webpage of Nintendo, you can see the exact CPSIA certificates along with their corresponding product numbers/descriptions on every single amiibo currently in existence. The page is constantly updated as soon as new certificates are made. Do keep in mind that it isn’t public information of when each individual amiibo receives its own certificate. With a bit of detective work though, this info can easily be found through the use of Wayback Machine.
Upon further investigation, we found that the usual time certificates are released is approximately 60 days or so. As you can obviously see from the data, all series have an identifier using the first two letters of their item numbers. For instance: AK is for Legend of Zelda, AQ is for Fire Emblem, and also AA is for Super Smash Bros.
Cloud, Bayonetta, and Corrin were all officially announced to be available in 2016, but actually ended up being delayed for unknown reasons. And inferring by the letters, the fourth amiibo (which is currently unknown) strongly hints to there being a new Super Smash Bros. DLC character being available.
Mentioned earlier in the article, amiibo releases from their original certificates generally are about 60 days after. Though Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta may all be available 2 months from now, we may see them delayed even further for a combined release timed with the Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. edition this coming fall.
Super Smash Bros. was released three years ago for the Wii U and the 3DS, so the timing of the Switch’s release would line up perfectly for the game’s anniversary.
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