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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development team promises to deliver the game's next five DLC characters despite COVID-19 pandemic conditions

Each fighter will have a trailer too

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 26, 2020 at 9:26 a.m. PDT • Comments: 22

Much like the rest of the world, game developers have been forced to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Working from home and content delays as a result have been commonplace in recent months, and with a lot of uncertainty among the masses right now, it's been hard to tell if companies will actually be able to hit their originally scheduled release dates.

During the recent live broadcast from Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai discussed the upcoming content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Despite the current state of things, Sakurai promised that the Smash Ultimate development team will in fact be delivering the game's next five DLC characters — each with their own exciting trailer.

"Even in the video game industry, some games may be facing challenges," Sakurai started on the subject of the pandemic. "The launch plans of some games may be changed."

"That being said, at least for us, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development team plans to continue working on the game within the scope of our abilities. I promise that we will at least develop and launch five more DLC fighters and produce exciting reveal trailers for them," Sakurai concluded.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be seeing the addition of ARMS fighter Min Min next week. The stretchy combatant is the first character to be revealed for Fighters Pass volume 2, which is set to add six new fighters total releasing up through the end of 2021.

While Sakurai did not say whether or not there would be delays on the upcoming Smash content during the presentation, Nintendo did add a disclaimer when they initially announced that the first Fighters Pass 2 character would be from ARMS back in March that said that all release dates were subject to change due to the coronavirus.

Even so, it looks as though the Smash development team was able to keep their schedule for Min Min, and Sakurai's words during the presentation this week are reassuring. Things are still subject to change, of course, but from what we're seeing right now it looks like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC might be rolling out as initially planned.

Nintendo did not reveal or hint at who the second DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass volume 2 is — and they said they wouldn't be doing so before the presentation aired. Min Min's addition does open up the realm of possibilities quite a bit now, though, as her inclusion means that being a Spirit in-game does not disconfirm playable status.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass volume 2 is available now for $29.99 USD. Min Min is set for launch on June 29, and if you're looking to buy her separately you can do so for $5.99 when the time comes.

Source: Nintendo.

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