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Smash Ultimate – How to Unlock Joker From Persona 5

At last night’s Game Awards, Nintendo confirmed the first DLC fighter pack for Super Smash Bros Ultimate: This will be Smash Ultimate Joker. In this guide we’ll tell you exactly how to unlock Joker from Persona 5, who he is, and more. The biggest crossover event in gaming history is set to get even bigger next year.

Smash Ultimate Joker – Who is Joker from Persona 5?

Aside from the upcoming Piranha Plant, which you can get hold of for free if you register your copy of Smash Ultimate before January 31, 2019, one of five character pack DLC for Smash Ultimate will be none other than Joker from Persona 5. Joker is the protagonist of Persona 5, a game which as of writing has not released on Nintendo Switch. He is the leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, an organization with the aims of changing society for the better by performing heists.

Sadly, we don’t know much about his Smash Ultimate fighter. As of writing, we simply know that he is on the way as DLC. In terms of his moveset, we only have a hint from Reggie Fils-Aime that he will be able to summon a Persona of some kind.

Smash Ultimate Joker – How to Unlock

You won’t be able to unlock Joker in Smash Ultimate simply by playing the game, unfortunately. Joker is hidden behind a paywall. He is the first of five DLC Challenger Packs that are on the way to Smash Ultimate. Purchasing Joker will set you back $5.99 separately, or you can buy a Fighter Pass for $24.99, which will grant you access to each of the five DLC fighters. Buying Joker (and the rest of the DLC Challenger Packs or Fighter Pass) will not only award you with the characters, however. Alongside each new fighter, you will also be given a new stage and music tracks based on the character.

Unfortunately, the Joker Smash Ultimate release date is unclear as of writing.  No gameplay footage would indicate it’s still some way off, though we will update this post with more information as soon as it becomes available.