During today’s Nintendo Direct, information on the last DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released, although it was just for a future announcement in October. The inclusion of the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings a conclusion to a three-year odyssey that began with the pre-launch revelation of SSBU DLC characters.
Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros. was the first DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it was more of an early adopter bonus than anything else. Since 2019, more DLC fighters have been published on an irregular basis, with the characters being divided between two Fighters Passes.
Joker (Persona 5), Hero (Dragon Quest), Banjo & Kazooie, Terry (Fatal Fury), and Byleth (Fire Emblem: Three Houses) were added to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 1, and the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 had so far added Min Min (ARMS), Steve & Alex (Minecraft), Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII), Pyra/Mythra (Xen The quality of the DLC characters has been hotly disputed by fans, with praise lavished on characters like Joker and Banjo & Kazooie, while the addition of Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate provoked outrage, with many arguing that the last thing the game needed was more Fire Emblem representation.
In the September 2021 Direct, the last DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was announced, but only as an announcement for an announcement. On October 5, 2021, a special Direct will be held in which the last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character will be unveiled. On the official Nintendo YouTube account, you may watch the September 2021 Direct.
The forthcoming Nintendo Direct will be the final one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Along with the announcement, Masahiro Sakurai will provide a thorough analysis of the game’s last DLC character.
Masahiro Sakurai, the designer of Super Smash Bros., has previously addressed retirement, and he moved directly from Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, working on the games for years.
It’s unclear where the Super Smash Bros. series goes from here, given how tough it will be to equal the roster’s size in the future – presuming third-party developers would let their characters to appear in future games. Whatever the case may be, Sakurai and his Sora team have done an excellent job with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and they can be pleased with what they have accomplished even if this is their final game in the series.