Persona 5’s Joker is the first Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter

During The Game Awards, it was announced that Persona 5’s Joker would be appearing in Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a DLC fighter. The first of five planned fighters to come to Smash Bros Ultimate post-launch, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime had a few words for fans.

This gives you a flavor of how we’re approaching the DLC.

There’s going to be five characters. Each character will come with a stage. It’ll [also] come with a collection of music.

These are characters that are new to the series… characters that you would not anticipate to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Later, Fils-Aime spoke with IGN and said Joker is “emblematic of the approach that Mr Sakurai and the team are taking with the DLC. He wants characters that are unique, different, to bring them into the Smash Bros. environment. So it’s going to be tremendously exciting.”

Joker Persona Smash Bros Ultimate

No release date was given for Joker, though we know that all five fighters in the Fighters Pass will be released by February 29, 2020.

Each of the five fighters will also come with a new stage and music. Fils-Aime told IGN that he was hopeful the announcement would get fans to purchase the Fighters Pass as future announcements should be just as exciting.

I hope the fans are excited by the announcement of Joker. I hope they’re looking forward to the future announcements. I hope it gives them confidence to just go buy the Fighter Pass.

That way they can get the latest fighter as soon as it’s available and continue building out their roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Joker is the protagonist of Persona 5 which only appears on PS3 and PS4, however, Joker does appear in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth which has been released on 3DS in Japan.

As for Persona 5 appearing on Switch, Fils-Aime had nothing to say;

You know, I can’t comment on that. Again, from our perspective, we’ve been clear.

We want all the best content on our platform. All the best content, all the best developers. And so our job is to continue growing the install base for Nintendo Switch to drive engagement of our players, to grow the audience.

As that happens, then developers see the opportunity.

Here’s hoping we see a Switch port of Persona 5 and let’s celebrate Joker coming to Smash Bros Ultimate.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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