Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass volume 2 revealed, six more DLC characters on the way

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 16, 2020 at 6:41 a.m. PST | Comments: 63

Six more DLC characters are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. During today's presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai shared the first details about what's to come after the initial five characters.

Fighters Pass volume 2 has been officially announced and will bring six new contenders into the ring — one more than last time.

The next Fighters Pass will become available for pre-purchase on January 28, coinciding with the release of Byleth. Pricing information has not yet been divulged.

Sakurai notes that all of the characters in Fighters Pass 2 have already been decided. "Even if I receive many requests regarding potential candidates on Twitter, I'm afraid it will be very hard to consider them," Sakurai explains.

The special bonus for purchasing this Fighters Pass will be an Ancient Soldier gear Mii costume for Swordfighter from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This Mii Fighter outfit will not be available for purchase on its own and can only be acquired through purchasing Fighters Pass 2.

Characters in Fighters Pass vol. 2 are set to be released over the next two years. All characters are expected to be in the game by December 31, 2021.

Due to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster being so large to begin with, Sakurai stated that the goal for the first five DLC characters from the beginning was to introduce new mechanics to the game.

Joker uses his Persona Arsene in combat, Dragon Quest's Hero has the spell system, Banjo-Kazooie comes equipped with their powerful Wonderwing that can be used five times per stock, and Terry Bogard gains stronger special attacks when at higher percentages.

As for the upcoming fifth fighter, Byleth, they fight using four different weapons that are mapped to each directional input. Up attacks use sword, left and right are the lance, down is the ax, and neutral is their bow.

"When we add a new fighter, we don't simply make their attacks or their movements a little different," Sakurai said. "Instead we try to offer you a whole new style of play."

Though it wasn't said about the upcoming DLC characters, it is likely that a similar design plan will be utilized for the next six fighters. With a two-year development window, it seems that Nintendo and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development team will be aiming for the same amount of polish we saw with the characters from the first Fighters Pass.

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