Nintendo's newly-confirmed Super Smash Bros. for Switch will be playable at E3 in June. That's just three months away!

An invitational tournament will feature a handpicked pool of players picking up Super Smash Bros. on Switch for a punch-up. There's no word on whether the game will then be playable for press and fans on the E3 show floor, but it sounds likely.

Announced earlier this month via a Nintendo Direct, the untitled Switch entry in the Smash Bros. series was confirmed to feature Splatoon's Inkling characters and launch at some point later this year.

We're expecting it to arrive just in time for Nintendo's paid-for online multiplayer service - which is due to go live in September.

Speaking of the Inklings, Nintendo will also host a Splatoon 2 tournament at E3. Both events will take place on the 11th and 12th of June. Presumably we'll be getting Nintendo's annual E3 show just beforehand.

Hopefully E3 will bring answers to the main Super Smash Bros. on Switch question - is it an enhanced port of the Wii U/3DS games, or does the inclusion of Splatoon's Inklings signal more meatier changes - such as the leap from Splatoon 1 to its sequel? Also - will Ridley finally make it in?

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