Joker from Persona 5 Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Playable DLC Fighter

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Nintendo Made Big Announcements and Celebrated the Launch of Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate During This Year’s The Game Awards Broadcast

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a video that aired during The
Game Awards
, Nintendo revealed that Joker from the critically
acclaimed Persona 5 game will be coming to Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate
for Nintendo
Switch
as a playable DLC fighter. Joker is included in the first of
five planned DLC packs, each containing one playable fighter, one new
stage and a handful of music tracks. Each pack can be purchased for
$5.99 each, but players can also purchase the Fighter’s
Pass
for $24.99, giving them access to all five DLC packs as they
release.


The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami
Tensei
franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world
of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems.
Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is the main
character of Persona 5, a beloved game that won Best Role-Playing
Game and was nominated for Game of the Year at last year’s The Game
Awards.

The digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches in
Nintendo eShop at 9 p.m. PT tonight (Dec. 6), with the physical version
hitting stores on Dec. 7. In this massive video game crossover event,
every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history is back, and
they’re joined by newcomers like Daisy from the Super Mario series,
Chrom from Fire Emblem, Inkling from Splatoon,
Ridley and Dark Samus from Metroid, Ken from Street
Fighter
, Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania,
King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series, Isabelle from Animal
Crossing
, Incineroar from Pokémon, and, soon, Joker from Persona
5
. Anyone who purchases and registers a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
game with My Nintendo by Jan. 31, 2019, will receive Piranha Plant as a
free playable fighter. With a smashing amount of content, Super Smash
Bros. Ultimate
is the biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever.
For more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, visit https://www.smashbros.com/.

“The Game Awards coupled with the launch of Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate
marks one of the video game industry’s biggest nights, so
it’s the ideal place to share news about one of the most anticipated
games of the year,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie
Fils-Aime, who announced the Joker news to The Game Awards audience.
“Even as we celebrate the best that our industry has to offer, we’re
looking ahead to more excitement and surprises in 2019.”

Additional Nintendo Switch announcements made during The Game Awards
include:

  • MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is heading
    exclusively to the Nintendo Switch system in 2019 for Super Hero
    gaming action at home or on the go. The new game, which arrives nearly
    10 years after the previous installment in the series, is being
    developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES/Team NINJA and published by Nintendo.
  • Fortnite Creative is coming to the Nintendo Switch
    version of Fortnite, and it’s a brand new way to play the hit
    free-to-play game. This all-new mode lets players create their own
    private island near Battle Royal Island and invite up to 15 friends to
    visit. Anything edited, moved or deleted in the world is saved from
    session to session, giving players total control. For all current
    Battle Pass owners, players can jump into Creative Mode right now via
    Early Access. Fortnite Creative will leave Early Access and be
    available to everyone at no charge on Dec. 13. Debuted tonight, Epic
    has added a new Point of Interest to the Battle Royale map – ‘The
    Block’ – that is in game now. On an ongoing basis, Epic will update
    The Block to highlight amazing content made by the community in
    Creative Mode by featuring it to all Battle Royale players for a
    limited time.
  • Mortal Kombat 11, the next game in the award-winning
    franchise, is launching on Nintendo Switch on April 23.
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts, developed by Simogo and published
    by Annapurna Interactive, is a euphoric music video dream about being
    awesome, riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting
    lasers, wielding swords and breaking hearts at 200 mph. Every stage in
    the game is set to a song on a custom-written pop album. Sayonara
    Wild Hearts
    launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

A handful of games that are playable on Nintendo Switch won awards at
the show, including Overcooked!
2
for Best Family Game, CELESTE
for Best Independent Game, Dead
Cells
for Best Action Game, The
Messenger
for Best Debut Indie Game and Fortnite
for Best Ongoing Game. For a full list of The Game Awards winners, visit https://thegameawards.com/.

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/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™
system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983,
when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold
more than 4.6 billion video games and more than 730 million hardware
units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of
systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family
of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii
U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become
well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda
and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based
in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in
the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the
world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on
a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of
media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises
in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit
marvel.com

© 2018 MARVEL

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