E3 2018: Super Smash Bros Ultimate will run at 60FPS, even in handheld mode, and hits 1080p when docked

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:31 GMT

More details are rolling out about Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Nintendo’s big E3 game of 2018.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate was revealed as part of Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct presentation, which ended with a lengthy look at the new title. Every single fighter from previous Smash games will return, along with some new ones, and various mechanics and moves will be tweaked and changed.

Performance has always been important to Smash Bros – you don’t want a fighting game dropping frames – but thankfully Nintendo has confirmed that the game will run at 60 frames per second, regardless of whether you’re docked or playing in portable mode.

This news comes via Nintendo of Japan, as translated by Siliconera. They’ve also confirmed that the game will run at 1080p resolution when played in docked mode, while a portable Switch will be able to display the game at 720p. This isn’t unusual for Nintendo’s first-party releases, but we’re glad to have it confirmed none the less.

Nintendo of America has also confirmed that the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will work with the Switch for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but a new one will release as well if you missed out on that initial release.

The game releases on December 7, exclusive to Nintendo Switch, and looks pretty great. It even has David Hayter coming back as Snake!

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