Joker from Persona 5 Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17

In a new video released today, Nintendo unveiled that the new playable fighter Joker from Persona 5, the Mementos stage and several Persona series music tracks will be coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system on April 17 for players who own the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 1.* In addition to showcasing Joker in action, the video also highlighted the free Version 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate available on April 17, which will introduce a new Stage Builder feature, new video editing features and the Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.** To view the video in its entirety, visit https://youtu.be/FmuTGcbu4Kc.

As the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time and the fastest-selling game ever released in the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to deliver a seismic collision of the biggest cast of iconic video game characters ever assembled in one game, said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of Americas Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Through both free content updates and paid DLC, like Joker from Persona 5, were able to keep making the game bigger and better with new experiences for Super Smash Bros. players to enjoy for a long time to come.

After downloading the free Version 3.0 update on April 17, the following features, among others, will also be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • Stage Builder: Players with big ideas for a personalized Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage can let their creativity run wild with the new Stage Builder mode. By using in-game tools, players can add moving platforms, spinning traps and other unique features to their customized stages. By playing in Handheld mode, budding designers can even use the touch screen to freely draw and create, and use front and back layers to further decorate their stages. Designed stages will be available to play in a new tab on the Stage Select screen and can be shared online via the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.**
  • Video Editor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video content that has been saved to a Nintendo Switch system can now be spliced together into a fun timeline presentation. Subtitles and sound effects can also be added to personalize the video, which can be exported and shared with the world through the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.**
  • Smash World: Players can view shared videos and download stages created in Stage Builder to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Smash World, a new service in the Nintendo Switch Online app. In Smash World, players can view recommended videos and even download custom stages shared by others online, giving players more ways than ever before to share their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate experience with friends.**

The Challenger Pack 1 containing Joker, the Mementos stage and Persona series music can be purchased for $5.99, but players can also purchase the Fighters Pass at a suggested retail price of $24.99, giving them access to Joker and the other upcoming four Challenger Packs as they release. All content in the Version 3.0 update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for free.

For more information about the Fighters Pass and DLC content, visit https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc/. For more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, visit https://www.smashbros.com/.

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*Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

**Nintendo Switch Online membership required for select features. Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

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