Maybe the pandemic and the six months of quarantine has been messing with my sense of time, but it blows my mind to think that the reveal of Min Min as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter was only three months ago and not like, six months ago, bare minimum. But it’s been three months since that day and now that the Arms character has had her three months of hazing as the new kid, Nintendo is revealing the next DLC addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s already massive roster.
The reveal will be taking place tomorrow, October 1, at 7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern, and will run for about three minutes total. This probably means we shouldn’t expect whatever character this is to also be released alongside the announcement, as that’s usually accompanied by a full character breakdown from director Masahiro Sakurai. While Sakurai will be making a brief statement at the end of the character unveiling, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be walking us through the ins and outs of how to play as whoever it is.
The next #SmashBrosUltimate DLC fighter will be revealed tomorrow at 7am PT! The video presentation will be roughly 3 minutes long, followed by a brief message from Director Masahiro Sakurai. Tune-in here tomorrow: https://t.co/7RL5x0EEVI pic.twitter.com/Fqmw03axMv
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 30, 2020
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Whatever character Nintendo is putting into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they’ll be the eighth character added to the Switch brawler since it launched in December of 2018. The already released DLC characters for the crossover game have spanned a few different properties, including ones that are, relatively speaking, only marginally related to Nintendo. Nintendo’s own Super Mario’s Piranha Plant, Arms’ Min Min, and Fire Emblem’s Byleth have shown Nintendo is still willing to delve into its own catalog for characters, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has also become home of more third-party characters like Banjo-Kazooie, Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard, and Persona 5’s Joker, the last of which had not appeared on a Nintendo system by the time he was announced. He has since made an appearance in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS, as well as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the Switch.
Honestly, trying to suss out just who Nintendo might reveal as a new Smash fighter tomorrow is tough, because every time one of these announcements is coming we get some truly headass, pie in the sky speculation that throws off the scent. For every relatively grounded and plausible Nintendo-adjacent character like Impa from the upcoming Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity we get someone shouting for someone completely off the wall like Master Chief from the Halo franchise to be in the game because Microsoft and Nintendo are supposedly chummy now after some of Xbox Game Studios’ games making their way to the Switch. Not enough to put Xbox Game Pass on the Switch, though. So why advertise a character in a game that’s never been on a Nintendo system?