Persona 5 is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With Joker as the First DLC Character

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first DLC character has been confirmed as Persona 5's Joker, and he's looking to take your heart.

December 6, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been anticipated for quite some time given that the game has an incredibly extensive roster of Nintendo characters new and old. While it’s been known that we’d be getting additional characters as DLC for some time, the first character coming to the game post-launch has been revealed, and it may not be who you expected, especially if you happen to be a Persona fan.

During The Game Awards 2018, Nintendo officially pulled back the curtain and revealed that the first character to join the roster as a DLC character is Persona 5‘s Joker.

As revealed before, Persona 5‘s Joker will be the first character as part of the post-launch plans for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will include four other fighters in the near future. In addition to Joker as a playable character, a stage based on Persona 5 will also make its way into the game.


While Persona 5 itself is only available on PS4 and PS3, this announcement certainly came out of left-field and should make fans of the acclaimed JRPG series happy that the franchise will be represented in Super Smash Bros., at long last.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. For a closer look at Joker from Persona 5 making his way into the roster, you can check out the official trailer below:

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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