As if today’s release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate wasn’t enough, fans were treated to an extra special video from Nintendo that highlighted the fact that the first paid DLC fighter will be none other than the protagonist of Atlus’ Persona 5. While Piranha Plant will be the first post-launch DLC fighter next year, this announcement will highlight the first of five challenger packs that fans can purchase either separately or through the Fighters’ Pass.
In a video that aired during The Game Awards, Nintendo revealed that Joker from the critically acclaimed Persona 5 game will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch as a playable DLC fighter. Joker is included in the first of five planned DLC packs, each containing one playable fighter, one new stage and a handful of music tracks. Each pack can be purchased for $5.99 each, but players can also purchase the Fighter’s Pass for $24.99, giving them access to all five DLC packs as they release.
The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems. Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is the main character of Persona 5, a beloved game that won Best Role-Playing Game and was nominated for Game of the Year at last year’s The Game Awards.
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