Revealed via tweet from the official Nintendo Versus Twitter account, the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed on January 16th at 6:00 a.m. PST. Said tweet also included that the livestream would provide an in-depth look at the fighter’s mechanics, hinting at its availability being soon.
Join Super #SmashBrosUltimate director Masahiro Sakurai on 1/16 at 6am PT for a roughly 35 minute video livestream featuring an in-depth look at an upcoming DLC fighter, which he will unveil in the video! pic.twitter.com/aOz0ilAiXU
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) January 14, 2020
Spanning roughly 35 minutes in length, it’s approximately 15 minutes less time than the livestream featuring Terry Bogard last November. We may not be getting a history lesson this time around, perhaps because it’s a well-known character? There have been heavy rumors that Doomslayer could be a possibility ever since allegedly leaked screenshots hit the internet featuring a Mii fighter with Doom-inspired headwear. This will mark the first time that Nintendo has revealed a character via individual livestream, instead of with event pieces.
This new character will mark the fifth and final fighter in the original Fighters Pass pack that the company described back in late 2018. Since then, however, Nintendo has promised that even more DLC fighters are on the way, so who knows how many more may come? As historically guarded as they’ve been, it’s no doubt that whomever comes prepared, it will be a great shock.
For what we thought of the parent game, be sure to check out our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review!