As for “Fortnite” and all the so-called crossovers metaverse, Nintendo and “Smash Bros,” a series of fighting games that team up with some of the industry’s biggest rivals.
The big picture: As for “Smash,” Nintendo has been expanding its strengths as a video game company that has been successful in attracting collaborators and occasional competitors to more successful $60 games.
- The current vehicle is 2018’s ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’, and on Tuesday it added an additional member to the roster of fighters in the form of Kazuya Mishima from Bandai Namco’s “Tekken” fighting game series.
- The paid update adds a crossover with Capcom̵7;s “Devil May Cry”, Microsoft/Bethesda’s “Skyrim”, and WayForward’s “Shantae” series, all in the form of a fan costume. The most common fighters in the game are the doll-like Mii Fighters.
- The addition of “Tekken” gives “Ultimate” a long list of fighters from 39 franchises, more than a dozen of which were not made by Nintendo.
Epic Approach With “Fortnite” is merging many pop culture icons ranging from games, movies, sports, music, etc. into a format that’s apparently a 100-player shooter, but can also be used as a social space.
- That creates a multi-brand playground that can double as a marketing launch for any company’s game, movie, album, or next item.
- Epic Won’t Sell “Fortnite” Anymore Because It’s Free but to attract players back into the system Might buy a new set But also get these crossovers as ads.
Between the lines: “Super Smash Brothers” debuted on Nintendo 64 in 1999. It’s a fighting game featuring many of Nintendo’s most famous characters, but has become an echo that breaks the corporate walls.
- Introducing new characters from Sega’s “Sonic The Hedgehog”, Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy” and Konami’s “Dragon Quest”, “Castlevania”, and more.
- One of Nintendo’s most active collaborators is rival console maker Microsoft, which also supports the latest crossover. “Banjo-Kazooie” and “Minecraft”
Big companies are Nintendo’s favorite partners. but also works with indie
- Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight, Toby Fox’s Sans, and WayForward’s Shantae all appear in limited form.
“Smash” is now the media’s largest library of game music. Thanks to the addition of music from many game franchises.
- Adding the character “Tekken” will add 39 songs from that series to the game.
- The fan wiki for “Ultimate” lists more than 1,000 songs from more than three dozen series. Many of which are not Nintendo’s songs.
What’s next: Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai said Monday that Nintendo’s efforts to add downloadable characters to “Ultimate” will end later this year with one final character.
- There’s a long list of fan-requested characters, including Sora from “Kingdom Hearts” and Nintendo’s Waluigi.
- Although the dream choice of fans will not be true At least maybe their characters will appear in Mii outfits.