Joker from #Persona 5 revealed as first DLC fighter for #SmashBrosUltimate!

Yesterday, Nintendo pointed their community towards The Game Awards 2018, an annual festival where the gaming industry celebrated its recent milestones at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Their post also happened to include a mention of Smash Bros Ultimate, which is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

Turns out that Nintendo was foreshadowing a surprise reveal.

In a twist that gives birth to yet another overlap in the biggest crossover game of all, Joker from Persona 5 has been revealed as the first of five DLC characters for Smash Ultimate!

As the protagonist of Persona 5, Joker was initially a transfer student for the fictional Shujin Academy in modern-day Tokyo, after being falsely charged for a crime he did not commit. As the school year progressed, he and other individuals discovered their innate Persona abilities. These powers enabled them to form a group of secret vigilantes known as the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, an organization that seeks to explore the Metaverse.

Joker’s boundless curiousity has guided him into the Smash Bros universe, where he must now do battle against every single character whose history has been touched by the Smash franchise. Make that one more crossover to add to the list!

No release date has been provided, but it can be predicted that he’ll make his arrival sometime after February 2019, which is when Piranha Plant, a bonus fighter, will be added to the roster for free. Take this with a grain of salt, of course.

Joker will be available as part of the Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass, which supports up to five Character Packs for the game. Each pack comes with one character, one stage, and a library of music catering to the franchise on which the character is based. The pass can be purchased via the Nintendo eShop and/or www.smashbros.com.


JagoBlake, the author of this article, is an esports enthusiast who just so happens to have a way with words. Whenever he is not scouring the Internet in pursuit of breaking news, he's investing time into his favorite fighting games so as not to appear inadequate in the face of competition. To support his work, follow him on Twitter - @xJagoBlake.


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