Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker April release

Joker Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Before the End of April

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Today (February 13), Nintendo held their first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year. During this stream, a brief update on last year’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was given.

During the presentation, it was revealed that Ver. 3.0.0 of the game will be available soon, though what specifically this update will entail was not expanded upon. However, what was announced is that the first paid DLC character, Joker from Persona 5, will become available to play before the end of April. Joker will be the first DLC character from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Fighter Pass to enter the game. Players will be able to buy Joker as a stand-alone purchase, which will include Joker as a playable character, a new stage, and new music, for $5.99, otherwise the full Fighters Pass, which will include five DLC characters, each with their own stage and music, is available for $24.99.

Interestingly, Ver. 2.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was made available just a couple of weeks ago, which added Piranha Plant as a playable character, among other things. Piranha Plant was originally scheduled to come to the game in February, but ended up appearing in late January. Still, it’s probably best to expect Joker to come in April, rather than assuming he’ll come a little earlier than planned as well.


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Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).