|Super Smash Bros. Nexus|
|Developer(s)|| Bandai Namco
|Single-player, Multiplayer, and Online Multiplayer.|
Super Smash Bros. Nexus is a fighting game for the Nintendo NX developed by Bandai Namco and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. (Credit goes to Tiencha Gokule a.k.a @Itz2ezmayne on twitter for coming up with the name, be sure to follow him, he's a Beast!) It is the technical sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, as series creator Masahiro Sakurai has officially stated that the previous games (being both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS) are the fourth and fifth installments in the series; in reality, Nexus is the fifth installment if both versions of Sm4sh are counted as one game. The game's release date has not been confirmed as the game was only confirmed on January 10th, 2016.
Nexus has been stated to be a launch window title on the NX and will add several features the fans of the series have been waiting for as well as improving on the core aspects of the Super Smash Bros. series.
Gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Nexus is similar to previous entries in the series. Like the previous games, it differs from other fighting games like Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom as instead of depleting an opponent's health, you must knock your opponents off the stage by racking up damage. The more damage (represented by a percentage that goes up to 999%) a character has, the farther they will be launched from the stage. A character controlled by the character can then attempt to recover and get back onto the stage using certain moves. Characters with more range in their recoveries have a better chance of getting back onto the stage than ones that have a shorter range.
The playable character roster will be greatly expanded upon from the previous games in the series. Mid-battle transformations return after being absent in the previous two games but this time, they are done through the down taunt as opposed to the down special, meaning that Samus and Zelda can switch to Zero Suit Samus and Shiek respectively once again. Confirmed newcomers include Sylux from the Metroid series, Paper Mario from his own series, the Biker from the ExciteBike series, and the Inkling from Splatoon among several others.
- Bold indicates a newcomer
|Character Row 1||Character Row 2||Character Row 3||Character Row 4||Character Row 5|
|Donkey Kong||King Dedede||Marth|
|Diddy Kong||Samus Aran||Roy|
|Paper Mario||Fox McCloud||Pit|
- Bold indicates a newcomer.
One of the primary features of the Super Smash Bros. is its large roster of not only characters, but also stages, each with unique and interesting structures to make them distinct from one another. Nexus is no exception, as it includes a large variety of stage both new to the series and returning from previous entries in the series.