Sakurai to reveal final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter in October Direct

A special "Mr. Sakurai Presents" will be held to announce the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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During the September Nintendo Direct, we didn’t get the reveal of the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter. However, we learned exactly when we’ll be getting that news. On October 5, a special “Mr. Sakurai Presents” event will be held in order to reveal the final addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.

There’s one spot left in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and there’s been a lot of speculation as to who it would go to in the build up to today’s Direct. However, Sakurai and company are opting to reveal the character at its own event. The next “Mr. Sakurai Presents” will take place on October 5 at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET on the Nintendo YouTube channel.

The “Mr. Sakurai Presents” videos are typically where Game Director Masahiro Sakurai breaks down new entries to the Smash roster, talking about their abilities, combos, and they’re accompanying stage and music. He also talks about the process behind getting the character into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and making them fit in the game’s ecosystem. It’s a safe bet that we’ll get a release date during the event as well.

The speculation surrounding the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will continue for at least another week or so, until we get the official reveal on October 5. If you’re looking for the other announcements made during the Nintendo Direct, you’re in the right place with Shacknews.

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