In a surprise to just about everyone, Nintendo has announced that Joker from Persona 5 will be the first of five DLC characters to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster after launch.
Atlus has always been very protective of the Persona franchise and characters, and even the Persona dancing games were a surprise. It’s even more surprising to have them loaned out to another franchise completely. We recently reviewed the two new Persona Dancing titles: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight so you can check that out here to see how other series handle the characters.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched today for Nintendo Switch. Anyone who plays and registers the game for the next month or so will receive the Piranha Plant character for free, and anyone who purchases the fighter pass will receive all the DLC characters at a discounted price as well as a free Mii Swordfighter Rex costume from Xenoblade Chronicles.
Per Press Release:
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.
The digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches in Nintendo eShop at 9 p.m. PT tonight (Dec. 6), with the physical version hitting stores on Dec. 7. In this massive video game crossover event, every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history is back, and they’re joined by newcomers like Daisy from the Super Mario series, Chrom from Fire Emblem, Inkling from Splatoon, Ridley and Dark Samus from Metroid, Ken from Street Fighter, Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania, King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, Incineroar from Pokémon, and, soon, Joker from Persona 5. Anyone who purchases and registers a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game with My Nintendo by Jan. 31, 2019, will receive Piranha Plant as a free playable fighter. With a smashing amount of content, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch. Purchases are available here.