As of today, April 17th, Joker from Persona 5 is now available as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch console. Alongside the new fighter comes a new stage, titled Mementos, and several music tracks from the Persona series. The DLC is titled The Challenger Pack 1 and retails for $5.99. This DLC is also included in the Fighters Pass ($24.99) alongside four others yet to be released Challenger packs.
On the free side, there were a few updates to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added today as well including a new Stage Builder feature, video editing tools and the Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone App. You can view Nintendo’s video below detailing the new additions:
“As the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time and the fastest-selling game ever released in the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to deliver a seismic collision of the biggest cast of iconic video game characters ever assembled in one game,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through both free content updates and paid DLC, like Joker from Persona 5, we’re able to keep making the game bigger and better with new experiences for Super Smash Bros. players to enjoy for a long time to come.”
Here is a more detailed look at the new features included in the free Version 3.0 update:
- Stage Building: By using in-game tools, players can add moving platforms, spinning traps and other unique features to customize stages. While in handheld mode players can use the touch screen to draw and create, working on both front and back layers to further decorate their stages. These customized stages can be shared online and will be available to play in a new tab on the Stage Select screen.
- Video Editor: Video content that has been saved to a Nintendo Switch system can now be spliced together into a timeline presentation and players can add subtitles and sound effects to personalize the video. Players can then export the videos and share them with the world through the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.
- Smash World: The new Smash World mode allows players to view shared videos and download stages created in the Stage Builder on the Nintendo Switch Online App. In Smash World, players can view recommended videos and even download custom stages shared by others online, giving players more ways than ever before to share their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate experience with friends.
For more information about the Fighters Pass and DLC content, you can visit https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc/
Are you excited about the addition of Joker? Will you be creating your own stages? Let us know in the comments!
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