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The Next Smash DLC Character Will Be Revealed On Thursday (But It’s Probably Dante)

The final character in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass will be revealed in a few days, as Masahiro Sakurai is hosting a livestream on Thursday for the next DLC character in the game.

Sakurai announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be receiving six DLC characters before the game was released, the first of which was Piranha Plant. The next five characters were planned to be released over the course of 2019 and into February 2020 and were sold together as part of a Fighters Pass. Four of the Fighters Pass characters have been released so far, with Joker from Persona 5, the Hero from the Dragon Quest series, Banjo-Kazooie, and Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury being released over the course of 2019.

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It seems that Sakurai is finally ready to reveal the last Fighters Pass character. The Nintendo Versus Twitter account has revealed that Sakurai will be hosting a 35-minute livestream, which will showcase the next DLC character for the game.

The fact that the livestream is being held on January 16 means that the character is almost certainly Dante from the Devil May Cry series, barring some Andy Kaufman-style shenanigans on the part of Capcom and Nintendo. One of the producers of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition revealed that January 16 is a date for fans to watch out for, and lo and behold – that’s the day of the next Smash Direct.

The Fighters Pass might be coming to an end, but there are more DLC characters coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sakurai has previously revealed that more DLC characters are in development, but the exact number has yet to be determined. It’s unclear whether there will be another Fighters Pass or whether they will be sold individually. Sakurai has given his heart and his health to the series, so it’s unclear exactly how long he will continue working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but he’s determined to keep things going a little longer.

The next Smash Direct will be held on January 16, 2020, at 6 a.m. PST.

Source: Nintendo Versus/Twitter

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