02 Jul 2021 6:42 PM +00:00

Everything We Know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Last DLC Character

Tekken's Kazuya joined the Smash Ultimate roster in June, which means we're down to the Smash Ultimate last DLC fighter.

Series creator Masahiro Sakurai said we won't see anything else about the last Smash DLC fighter until later in 2021, but we have a pretty good idea when more news will pop up.

Who that fighter could be is a little less clear at this point, though there are some indications.

Nintendo is Nintendo, however, which means the capacity to surprise is nearly infinite.

Regardless of the uncertainties, here's everything we know so far about the last Smash DLC character.

Read more: Our ultimate Smash Ultimate tier list

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Smash Ultimate Last DLC Character Reveal

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Sakurai said in one of his weekly Famitsu columns that the last Smash Ultimate DLC character would be revealed around the time of the Tokyo Game Show.

That's September 30 through October 3 this year, so we still have a few months left to wait.

Smash Ultimate Last DLC Character Release Date

During the Kazuya presentation, Sakurai said the last character is on track for release in 2021.

Of course, that could change depending on COVID or other factors, but if the reveal is around October, a release date near then or soon after would make sense.

Smash Ultimate Last DLC Character: Who Is It?

That's the biggest question and the most difficult to answer.

So far, Nintendo hasn't followed a set pattern in choosing characters.

Some are based on the publisher's previous partnerships or nods to its past, e.g. Cloud from Final Fantasy VII.

Others represent pop culture, such as Steve/Alex from Minecraft, and still others are in there just because Sakurai likes them.

If we had to guess - which we have, at length - we'd say the final character will be from one of Nintendo's legacy franchises or another high-profile IP crossover, such as Master Chief or DOOM Slayer.