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Many characters have been rumored for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC fighters, which have been perpetuated by internet speculation. Doom Slayer from the Doom series is one such representative that some have wondered about possibly ending up in the Switch game.

Doom Eternal developer Marty Stratton addressed those rumors directly in an interview with Metro. According to the director, there have been light discussions, but they’ve “never gone anywhere serious”. While Nintendo hasn’t asked the team about putting Doom Slayer in Smash Bros., they’re “open-minded”.

Here’s the full exchange between Metro and Stratton:

Nintendo isn’t slowing down on the new spirit additions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Another new event has been announced, this time featuring Kunio-kun / River City.

Four new spirits will be added in total. The event kicks off on January 24, lasting for five days.


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Nintendo has passed along a bunch of screenshots from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC. Aside from character Byleth, we have another look at the latest Mii Fighter costumes.

Here’s the full set:

Nintendo has passed along the full, official announcement for Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also have videos showing off the character as well as the newest Mii Fighter costumes.

Here’s the full roundup:

Nintendo has uploaded the full presentation with Masahiro Sakurai for the unveiling of Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you missed the broadcast, you can now watch it below.

Nintendo has revealed the latest set of Mii Fighter costumes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These include Altair from Assassin’s Creed, a Rabbids hat, Cuphead, X and MegaMan.EXE.

Similar to Sans from Undertale, Cuphead’s DLC isn’t just limited to a costume. Players will also receive the music track Floral Fury.

Fans have long been wondering which character will be closing out the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass. During a presentation with director Masahiro Sakurai today, that question was finally answered.

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is joining the roster. It’s not that alone, as the character will be available in both male and female forms.

Byleth is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on January 28.

Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation with director Masahiro Sakurai will be starting soon. The live stream kicks off at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM in the UK / 3 PM in Europe.

As Nintendo has said earlier in the week, the new video will introduce the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sakurai will be presenting the news in a 35-minute rundown.

You can watch the stream as it happens below. We’ll be sure to report back on all of the big news as it happens.

Nintendo will host a new live stream with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai on January 16, the company has announced. The presentation will feature “an in-depth look at an upcoming DLC fighter”.

You’ll be able to watch the stream at the following times: