Joker from Persona 5 Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17
New Playable Fighter, Stage and Music Arrive as Paid DLC; Free
Version 3.0 Update Introduces New Stage Builder and More to the Hit
Nintendo Switch Game
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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,
“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 America’s Senior
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through both free content
updates and paid DLC, like Joker from Persona 5, we’re 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.
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
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
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.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
*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.
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