TGA 2018: Persona 5's Joker joins Smash Bros Ultimate Challenger Pack 1 DLC

Nintendo offered the first look at Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Challenger Pack DLC and its packed with Persona goodness.

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With the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate less than an hour away, Nintendo took center stage during The Game Awards 2018 to give the world the first look at the game’s initial DLC pack. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenger Pack 1 DLC will feature Joker from Persona 5, as well as an all-new Persona-inspired stage.

Nintendo offered no firm date on when Smash fanatics should expect to see Joker join the combatants in the battle for video game mascot supremacy, but this announcement should be seen as a major score for the franchise. With Persona being a Sony-exclusive property up until this point, no one in attendance or watching the broadcast at home could have expected this. It certainly qualifies for biggest surprise of the show thus far.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is launching tonight and promises to be the ultimate version of the game. Nintendo Switch owners have been waiting on the platform brawler with bated breath ever since the company announced its existence for the hybrid portable/home console.

For a list of winners and a full rundown of all the new game announcements, point your browser towards our Game Awards 2018 landing page.

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    December 6, 2018 8:56 PM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, TGA 2018: Persona 5's Joker joins Smash Bros Ultimate Challenger Pack 1 DLC

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      December 7, 2018 3:40 AM

      Oh God so I didn't hallucinate that last night.

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        December 7, 2018 3:44 AM

        Also, I guess this means we can likely expect a port of Persona 5 coming to Switch next year? Mm?

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          December 7, 2018 6:42 AM

          God I hope so. Instant repurchase.

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            December 7, 2018 6:45 AM

            If it's a 2019 release then it's gonna be a straight port of the PS3 assets. Nothing crazy like P4Golden was.

            Although I could see some Nintendo-themed Phantom Thieves DLC costumes being included:

            Joker as Mario
            Ryuji as Luigi
            Ann as Peach
            Makoto as Sheik

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      December 7, 2018 6:08 AM

      Does this mean Persona is coming to Switch?

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      December 7, 2018 6:39 AM

      Surprising choice but I'm excited for it. Persona 5 was stylish as hell.

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