Plus, 2019 amiibo details and more!
Following its major 2.0 update last month, Nintendo announced during its Direct today that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get a large 3.0 update sometime this Spring. Nintendo also revealed the release window for its first paid DLC character, Joker from Persona 5, as well as new Smash Bros. Amiibo.
No specific information was given about what the 3.0 update will include, but the 2.0 patch brought a copious amount of balance adjustments in January while also adding the Piranha Plant DLC fighter.
Speaking of DLC fighters, we finally got our first glimpse at Joker since his reveal last year, though it was extremely brief. What we assume was the in-game model for Joker was shown in front of a plain black background, but no actual gameplay or moves were shown off.
It was also revealed that Joker, alongside his level and new music in the first paid DLC Challenger Pack, will be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before the end of April. It’s unclear if that is in conjunction with the 3.0 update as Piranha Plant was with 2.0, but Nintendo said more info was coming at a later time.
Finally, Nintendo gave look at five new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo that will release in 2019: Snake, Simon, Squirtle, Pokemon Trainer, and Ivysaur.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best selling game last December, though the addition of Piranha Plant caused an unfortunate glitch that resulted in corrupted saves for some. Hopefully that won’t happen on Joker’s arrival.
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Tom Marks is IGN’s PC Editor. Find him on Twitter @TomRMarks.