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First Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Announced: Joker From Persona 5 Steals A Heart

by Donald Theriault - December 6, 2018, 8:44 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

You didn't see it coming...

The first DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been revealed.

"Joker", the protagonist of Persona 5 who is also playable in the recently released (in Japan) Persona Q2, will be the first character in the Fighter's Pass. No date was given for the launch of the character.

The voice of Joker in North America, Xander Mobus, is also the voice of the Super Smash Bros announcer.

Talkback

ShyGuyDecember 06, 2018

That's not the Joker. The joker has green hair and fights Batman.

EnnerDecember 07, 2018

He's in Persona Q2 for 3DS, so he's clear!

This is such a surprise, I just hope the other 4 picks can measure up.

broodwarsDecember 07, 2018

Well, I guess Samurai wasn't kidding when he said the Marketing team was picking DLC characters. -_-

Look, getting any Personality character in Smash is great, as little sense as that makes when none of the mainline Persona games are on Nintendo systems, but why THIS one? I guess this means the long-rumored port of the most underwhelming modern-era Persona game is finally in the works.

Terrible trailer, too. No build-up or mystery. Not even any in-game footage, just "he's in Smash! Bye!" Cmon...Smash reveals are usually better than that.

The stage should be cool, though.

Quote from: broodwars

I guess this means the long-rumored port of the most underwhelming modern-era Persona game is finally in the works.

Terrible trailer, too. No build-up or mystery. Not even any in-game footage, just "he's in Smash! Bye!" Cmon...Smash reveals are usually better than that.

The stage should be cool, though.

Just curious, what about Persona 5 made it underwhelming to you?  It was the first I've played in the series, and i'm eyeing a copy of Persona 4 golden, but I don't have the perspective of playing other titles to know better.

Also, the teaser was just perfect for me, if just because I liked the game a whole bunch and knowing they were going to include him in smash was all I needed to know for a shocking/surprising announcement.  Voice acting was a little too far on the annoying though.

broodwarsDecember 07, 2018

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I guess this means the long-rumored port of the most underwhelming modern-era Persona game is finally in the works.

Terrible trailer, too. No build-up or mystery. Not even any in-game footage, just "he's in Smash! Bye!" Cmon...Smash reveals are usually better than that.

The stage should be cool, though.

Just curious, what about Persona 5 made it underwhelming to you?  It was the first I've played in the series, and i'm eyeing a copy of Persona 4 golden, but I don't have the perspective of playing other titles to know better.

Also, the teaser was just perfect for me, if just because I liked the game a whole bunch and knowing they were going to include him in smash was all I needed to know for a shocking/surprising announcement.  Voice acting was a little too far on the annoying though.

The voice acting is accurate that that of Persona 5, so it didn't bother me.

As for P5, I just had a lot of problems with its pacing, or lack thereof. The game had a lot of quality of life improvements over 4, and it's CERTAINLY not a bad game. It just felt like warmed-over Persona 4 with a mixture of the character types from 3 and 4, topped off with a side order of tedious framing device. I'd seen all these characters before, and they were done better then.

The dungeons are also insufferably long in P5, whereas they were randomly generated but relatively short in P4.

There's also this sense of dread in P3 and energy in P4 that's just lacking from P5. P5 feels like they finalized the game's visual style & then copy-pasted characters from their previous games in, and that really seems to be the general reception to the game: it's good, but not the monumental leap we expected after a decade of waiting from P4.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorDecember 07, 2018

I think this Joker stole Waluigi's invitation...

broodwarsDecember 07, 2018

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I think this Joker stole Waluigi's invitation...

That would have actually been a GOOD Reveal trailer.

Mop it upDecember 08, 2018

Quote from: broodwars

Well, I guess Samurai wasn't kidding when he said the Marketing team was picking DLC characters. -_-

I was thinking the same thing. Makes me think the rest of the characters are going to be similar advertisements.

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