Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai shares official Joker tips and facts

In a new video released today, Nintendo unveiled that the new playable fighter Joker from Persona 5, the Mementos stage and several Persona series music tracks will be coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for Nintendo Switch on April 17 in North America and April 18 in Europe for players who own the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 1: Joker.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has shared official Joker tips and facts:

Thank you for your patience. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version of Persona 5’s Joker is now complete! You’ll find lots of details about the fighter on our official homepage, but I’d like to share a few extra tidbits of info. Are you ready?

Joker’s victory screen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate replicates Persona 5’s victory screen, but there’s also a version where you ride in the Morgana Car. Did you know you can choose the victory sequence by holding down left, up, or right when “GAME!” appears?

The Mementos stage will change color when music from Persona 3 or Persona 4 is played. If you have a favorite Persona game, be sure to tweak the music frequency! When Joker wins, the victory screen will match the stage’s color & you’ll hear result screen music from P3, P4, or P5.

In a Free-for-All with at least three players, the color of Joker’s victory screen will match the player’s color. Perhaps you won’t see green too frequently. Also, it’s a small detail, but the color selection matches the P3, P4, and P5 base colors.

Joker’s Final Smash, All-Out Attack, has two variations that include different members of the Phantom Thieves. If you win during Stock or Stamina mode using the All-Out Attack, you will go straight to the victory screen, just like in Persona 5.

There are 11 songs in this DLC, and it still costs less than a CD single! The three newly arranged songs are Beneath the Mask, Aria of the Soul, and I’ll Face Myself (P4). For “Beneath…” ACE-san did the arrangement. The song was newly recorded by the original singer, Lyn-san!!

The Phantom Thieves will randomly appear in the Mementos stage. Futaba isn’t there with them, but she can sometimes be heard during All-Out Attack or after winning. The other members also have 3 lines each for the victory screen. All voices for this DLC were newly recorded.

As a bonus, we’ve added new Spirit battles with rules tailored to each character. Unlike normal Spirit Board battles, they won’t run away or swap out. You can try as many times as you like until you get the Spirit. We plan to add more Spirits with each DLC fighter, so stay tuned!

And that’s it!

We’re already hard at work on the next DLC and the next, but for now, please enjoy Joker! #SmashBrosUltimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – The Masked Rebel – Nintendo Switch

After downloading the free Version 3.0 update, the following features, among others, will be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

Stage Builder: Players with big ideas for a personalised Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage can let their creativity run wild with the new Stage Builder mode. By using in-game tools, players can add moving platforms, spinning traps and other unique features to their customised stages. By playing in handheld mode, budding designers can even use the touch screen to freely draw and create, and use front and back layers to decorate their stages further. Designed stages will be available to play in a new tab on the Stage Select screen and can be shared online via the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

Edit Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video content that has been saved to a Nintendo Switch console can now be spliced together into a fun timeline presentation. Subtitles and sound effects can also be added to personalise the video, which can be exported and shared with the world through the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

Smash World: Players can view shared videos and download stages created in Stage Builder to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Smash World, a new service in the Nintendo Switch Online app. In Smash World, players can view recommended videos and even download custom stages shared by others online, giving players more ways than ever before to share their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate experience with friends.

Challenger Pack 1: Joker containing Joker, the Mementos stage and Persona series music can be purchased for £5.39, but players can also purchase the Fighters Pass for a suggested retail price of £22.49, giving them access to Joker and the other upcoming four sets as they release. All content in the Version 3.0 update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for free.

Mii Fighter Costumes #1: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mii Fighter Costumes: ROUND 1! are available for purchase on Nintendo eShop.

For more information about the Fighters Pass and DLC content, visit the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.

Source: Nintendo Versus @NintendoVS

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