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Yoshiaki Koizumi provided some details about an upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter announcement during a Nintendo Direct on Thursday. The final DLC character will be revealed by Smash Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai during a presentation early next month.

This Mr. Sakurai Presents livestream will happen at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The fighter revealed will notably be Smash Ultimate’s final DLC character. Alongside the character’s announcement, Sakurai will show off the character’s in-game moveset.

Sakurai’s 40-minute presentation will also include the new character’s release date and information about new Mii Fighter costumes. In addition, previous Mr. Sakurai Presents streams have highlighted each new character’s stage and new music from the series they represent. As a result, fans can likely expect a few additional announcements during next month’s livestream.

More about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

Like with Smash 4, DLC has played a large part in shaping the competitive metagame for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Sakurai announced the first DLC fighter, Piranha Plant, on Nov. 1, 2018, more than a month before the game’s launch.

The game’s first wave of downloadable content, called the Fighters Pass Vol. 1, released from April of 2019 to January of 2020. Its new characters included Joker, Hero, Banjo & Kazooie, Terry and Byleth. The Fighters Pass Vol. 2 was announced alongside Byleth, and with it the confirmation of six more characters.

So far, Min Min, Steve, Sephiroth, Pyra and Mythra, and Kazuya have come out during the second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC wave. All of these characters have had a substantial impact on the competitive Smash metagame already. In fact, many top players have identified Pyra and Mythra as the best characters in the game.

When announcing the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, Nintendo confirmed that it would release completely by the end of 2021. As a result, Smash Ultimate fans can expect the final DLC character to release within the next few months.

Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.
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