Persona 5's Joker To Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate As DLC Character

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Now Playing: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Persona 5 Joker DLC Trailer | The Game Awards 2018

In an exciting, unexpected moment at The Game Awards, the first of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC characters was revealed. Joker, the protagonist of Atlus' Persona 5, will be playable in the new fighting game in the future. We never saw that coming.

During a segment where Geoff Keighley was on stage, the lights cut out and led to a trailer featuring dialogue with various characters from Persona 5. That in turn revealed Joker as a playable character, although we unfortunately didn't see any actual gameplay or learn anything about how he'll play.

Joker will be the first DLC character released for the game (outside of Piranha Plant) and will come included in Challenge Pack 1. Each DLC pack will be solid individually and includes a character, stage, and music. Alternatively, you can buy the Fighters Pass to get them all.

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Reggie Fils-Aime came on-stage after the reveal to talk a little about the new, and he teased that all five DLC characters to come between now and February 2020 will be newcomers to the series. He also noted they will be ones "who you wouldn't anticipate" being included in Smash.

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Kiggor

man as a fan of persona 5 i really cant wait for this. the reveal for this is truly amazing as well.

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squand3r

wow that reveal was masterfully crafted - this and God of War GotY made the show for me. I didn't both see comin'

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

not my smash. i dont want see compeletely non nintendo related characters in my nintendo all stars. might as well include kratos or chief

they should ability to filter certain characters out of action. but perhaps not buying is enough to never see the character even in online

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will_schutteiii

@PrpleTrtleBuBum: ahhh but technically they brought in a character owned by atlus which is owned by sega, the same people that allowed sonic in an earlier super smash brothers.

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

@will_schutteiii: sonic vs mario is so classic its a no brainer. but the exact fear here is that since nintendo has relations to certain companies they might use their characters that have very little place.

when at the same time there are games like ninja gaiden, adventure island, turtles in time, resident evil 4 which were huge things on nintendo devices. id much rather see those

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Soliaired50

@PrpleTrtleBuBum: Joker was in Persona Q2...a game for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Truegetter

@PrpleTrtleBuBum: Look up Persona, Altus, Nintendo, Smash Ultimate's UI and FE# then see if you cancome back and say that this is a completely non Nintendo related character...

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Arkhalipso

@PrpleTrtleBuBum: lol

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Kiggor

@PrpleTrtleBuBum: you are going to pass up a great game just because you see non Nintendo characters? really? hahaha

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will_schutteiii

@kiggor: (don't have the heart to say that nintendo already had a non nintendo character before ultimate came in. By brawl super smash brothers had snake from metal gear solid and sonic, which is from sega not nintendo.

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cboye18

Dissidia: Smash Edition

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PyroX4414

I am so hyped.

Wake up, get up, get out there!

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Ultimate_Noob

Shoulda been the final DLC character for their last surprise. We'd never see it coming.

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PCPS4XB

My GOTY is GOTY.

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E-Star99

I still hope that there will be a Square Enix rep in one of the DLC Packs.

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Thanatos2k

Persona 5 isn't even available for a Nintendo system............?

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Tiwill44

@Thanatos2k: Soon™

I mean, we may have a Roy situation on our hands. Generating hype for his game before it's even out. And it's not impossible. Sega are good guys; they've been putting all their previously-console-exclusive games on PC... so why not Switch?

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Ohaidere

@Tiwill44: I feel like P5 wouldn't be a great fit for Switch. Like, it's a great game, but it's not one that comes to mind when I think "pick up and play for 10-30 minutes." Game is a timesink on its best day.

SMT and EO have been a better handheld fits while retaining some awesome depth.

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Sorrow_316

@Ohaidere: I had P4G on the PSVITA and I absolutely enjoyed it. I can imagine the switch running P5 just fine, since it’s a hybrid console I’m sure some would binge play while giving others a more episodic style of play with stop and go gaming.

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Kiggor

@Thanatos2k: eh so what. it clearly doesnt need to be when theres other characters in the game that are like that as well plus persona 5 is amazing. so yeah theres alot of hype for this that no one ever expected :)

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icy1007

@Thanatos2k: and? Final Fantasy VII isn’t on a Nintendo system and they have Cloud in there.

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freedom01

@Thanatos2k: maybe not P5, but Nintendo does have Persona Q series that includes the cast from P3 to P5

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sakaiXx

@Thanatos2k: persona Q and Persona Q2, latter which have persona 5 cast

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cboye18

@sakaixx: That's really pushing it IMO.

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sakaiXx

@cboye18: i know, just making sense

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ratchet200

@cboye18: But Cloud is fine... right?

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cboye18

@ratchet200: Not really IMO, unless FF7 (remake) is available on a Nintendo console. But Cloud is basically the mascot of the FF franchise (which debuted on a Nintendo console), so that's understandable.

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spidey271

@cboye18: I like how you respond with "that's really pushing it" but than manage to come up with this awful excuse for cloud. Which is btw false.

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icy1007

@cboye18: Cloud is not the mascot for the Final Fantasy series. That title belongs to the Moogle.

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Kiggor

@icy1007: eh nah i would say the chocobo is the mascot of the series since they been in every game i believe while the moogle not so much.

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icy1007

@kiggor: Both Chocobos and Moogles have been in the series since Final Fantasy 2.

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redhedjack

I promised myself I wouldn't get any DLC stuff.

Goddammit.

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Kiggor

@redhedjack: why? dlc isnt a bad thing unless its day one or dlc already on disk.

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icy1007

@redhedjack: why resist it? All Smash Bros DLC is great.

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