Super Smash Bros Ultimate features 74 characters, with even more to come later on via DLC. The first character was announced at The Game Awards 2018, and is none other than Joker from Persona 5. We were treated to an awesome trailer, and not much else, so we created this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker Guide to collect everything we know in one handy place. We’ll take a look at a possible release date, what is likely to be included in the first DLC pack, and also look at if we’ll be seeing a Joker amiibo any time soon.
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker Guide
Now that the dust has settled since the launch of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, we can start looking to the game’s future. There will be 5 DLC packs released at first, each containing a new fighter, a music track and a stage. The first pack is focused on Joker, the main protagonist from Persona 5. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker Trailer
Joker was revealed to be the first DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate during The Game Awards 2018. A stylish trailer was shown off, in the signature style of Persona 5. There’s not much to go on, only that the character will be appearing in the game. The rest of the Phantom Thieves crew can be heard offscreen, so it’s possible they may feature in certain movesets or dialogue. You can check out the Joker reveal trailer embedded above:
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker Release Date
Nintendo has given a vague rollout schedule for the Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC. First, the Piranha Plant pre-order bonus will be release by Feb 15. After that it’s Joker, though we don’t know exactly when it will be. Many have speculated that the release could tie in with the long-rumored Switch port of Persona 5, though there is no official evidence to back this up. We’ll be sure to update this page once we hear more.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker amiibo
Nintendo has confirmed that all new Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters will receive an amiibo at some point in the future. That means that eventually, we’ll be seeing a Joker amiibo for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Nintendo is releasing some of the new amiibo early this year, with King K. Rool and Ice Climbers releasing on Feb 15, alongside Piranha Plant. The other new fighters are set to follow some time in 2019.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Persona 5 Music Tracks
While detailing how DLC packs will be handled for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Nintendo revealed that each pack will contain a fighter, a song and a stage. It is likely that the songs and the stages will be related to the fighter being added, so we will be seeing some Persona music in Super Smash Bros Ultimate once Joker arrives.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Persona 5 Stage
Alongside Joker, and as part of the first Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC pack, there will be a stage added. This stage is likely to be from Persona 5, though there has been no official confirmation. The Velvet Room, A Palace, or the Metaverse are all possibilities, but we’re hoping for Cafe LeBlanc.
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