Latest Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Character Coming Soon

A new Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation will demonstrate the fifth Fighter Pass character in all their glory.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans have eagerly awaited an announcement for the latest Fighter Pass addition since Terry Bogard was unleashed last year. That announcement is coming in a new Mr. Sakurai Presents episode this Thursday, January 16, at 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PST.

Like previous demonstrations Smash Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai hosted for new DLC characters, this one will be roughly 35-minutes long. That's plenty of time to discuss the character and go in-depth with what they can do.

There are all kinds of rumors about who the new character might be, with a lot of emphasis on Capcom franchises; Resident Evil's Jill Valentine, Phoenix Wright from, well... Phoenix Wright, or a character from Devil May Cry are all popular bets. But this is Nintendo, which means it will probably be something we never would have guessed. It's a company good at surprises, after all.

Lest ye think this is the last Fighter Pass character, don't forget Nintendo promised an additional round of new Smash Bros. Ultimate characters on top of these initial five — at some point in the near future. We don't know when, though.

We'll be watching the presentation as soon as it goes live, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news once the dust settles.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 14th 2020

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