Persona 5’s Joker is the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate revealed that their first DLC character to be Joker from Persona 5, and game director Masahiro Sakurai has talked about the Phantom Thieves of Hearts leader’s reveal.

Masahiro Sakurai said, “Joker isn’t currently in a playable state but we’re steadily producing him. Personally, I have high respect for Persona 5 so I really think working on him is a job that gives me an inexhaustible stimulus,”

He further added, “At first I was contacted by Nintendo as that they wanted to reveal [the character] at The Game Awards 2018. He hadn’t been produced at that time so we used anime for the presentation. We had some hardships on scheduling with the voice actors.”

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Masahiro Sakurai said that he would be taking a break on weekends instead of working on the game and that the team will continue to check and make improvements to the online matchmaking mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.