Persona 5's Joker is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first paid DLC character

Surprise!

In one of the more unexpected announcements at this year's Game Awards, Nintendo has revealed that Persona 5's Joker will be the first paid DLC character to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate post-launch.

Nintendo previously confirmed that Smash Bros. Ultimate would receive a total of five DLC packs after release, with each pack including a new character, a new stage, and related music.

Joker, who is set to arrive some time next year, is certainly a slightly odd place to start, given that Persona 5 isn't available on a Nintendo system (although there is a Persona spin-off on 3DS), but there's no denying that the game is a stylish addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's preposterously sized line-up. And it's always good to see new faces, especially if they come with a trailer as snazzy as the one above.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC characters will be available to purchase individually for £5.39 or as part of the game's Fighters Pass, which includes all five DLC bundles for £22.49.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (61)

About the author

Matt Wales

Matt Wales

Reporter

Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Related

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series S/X

Witcher 3 upgrade pushed to even later in 2022.

Streamer Valkyrae faces backlash for new gamer skincare range

Protecting your skin from blue light pollution.

Resident Evil 4 VR version edits out several lines of dialogue

UPDATE: Facebook acknowledges "select changes" for "modern audience".

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (61)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store