10 Ways Nintendo Dropped The Ball At E3 2018

10. Way Too Much Smash Bros. Ultimate


Not only is it an absolute outrage that Luigi doesn't feature on the current boxart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but what's more annoying is that Nintendo clearly don't understand you can have too much of a good thing.

Imagine: You've watched the Nintendo sizzle reel. You saw the extensive look at Smash Ultimate and how characters were changing for this new entry. You got hyped at the fact EVERY character and all of the stages are getting packed into one game. They're all here!

Then fatigue starts to set in. You wonder whether it really matters how much Donkey Kong's facial animations have been improved, or why it's so important to see exactly how the ice-climbers can fight as a duo. Things take a turn for the technical with blocks, counters, timing seconds worth of invulnerability in slow-mo...

Who was the presentation of Smash aimed at? eSports players? Enthusiasts who compete in local tournaments? The truly hardcore who believe Melee is yet to be bested?

Even after all of this, there was more at their Treehouse event.

Seriously, Nintendo. Even the sweetest ice-cream gets sickly in the end.


Bryan Langley’s first self-bought console was the sublime Super Nintendo and he hasn’t ever stopped using his opposable thumbs since. He is based in Bristol, UK and is still searchin' for them glory days he never had.