Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation filled out the rest of the roster and revealed all of the fighters that will be in the game upon release. But more are coming, as the presentation also noted that more fighters will be added post-launch as DLC.
Each fighter pack will include one fighter, one stage, and multiple music tracks, for $6. Nintendo is planning to release five packs, and you can purchase a bundle “Fighters Pass” for $25 that will include all five fighters, five stages, and all the music tracks. Nintendo noted that it hasn’t begun active development on the fighters yet so it may take up to a year to complete the full Fighter’s Pass. Purchasing the Fighter’s Pass will also get you an outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Another piece of post-launch content is coming for free. Piranha Plant will be available for free for early purchasers. If you buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate digitally or register your physical copy by January 31, 2019, you’ll get the fighter at no cost around February 2019. It will be available for purchase separately sometime later.
Today’s presentation revealed the final two roster characters: Ken and Incineroar. It also took the wraps off the final mode, Spirits, which allows you to take part in special challenges to earn equippable buffs for your characters. This also serves as the story for the game, as Nintendo teased that there will be a plot explanation for the characters being turned into apparitions. You can read about every announcement and watch the highlights of the Direct in our news round-up.
Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on December 7. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.