Nintendo just launched a new social competitive brand called Nintendo Versus. You can find their new competitive and esports account on Twitter right here. The very first tweet went out less than 30 minutes ago at the time of writing. Check it out:
"Welcome to Nintendo Versus! Follow us for updates regarding Nintendo Competitive events, starting with our E3 2017 tournaments, June 13-14." It's all pretty exciting, but there's something else that Nintendo did not announce that caught our attention. Put on your tinfoil hate for this one, because we're about to read way too deeply into something that could be nothing at all... or everything!
The top banner for Nintendo Versus features the current lineup of competitive games that compose the bulk of Nintendo's competitive focus right now. Take a look:
We see Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Pokken Tournament DX all featured across that banner, all sectioned off nicely and neatly, with the exception of that open space to the left. This, of course, is the first thing that everyone noticed. We don't know about you guys, but that looks like an open slot to us. That looks like the perfect space for another, unannounced game to get slotted in. Could Nintendo be unveiling some new competitive game during its E3 presentation? Could it be a game that is featured imminently on the show floor for competitive play?
Our minds of course go right to Super Smash Bros. The most likely Smash announcement would be a kind of "Deluxe" port of the Wii U version complete with all DLC, similar to what Nintendo is doing with Pokken Tournament and Mario Kart 8. There's always a chance, though, that Nintendo annoucnes the return of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
If that happens you won't even hear about it from us. We won't be reporting anything at that point; we'll be dancing. We may decide to livestream our dancing, so stay tuned to WWG.