There are 5 DLC Packs coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate with new characters and stages. Now, rumors suggest there may be more to come.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch. The addictive gameplay draws players in, but perhaps just as important is the massive 75-character roster. Piranha Plant was the first Smash Ultimate DLC character to come to the game, and five more are set to come via DLC Packs- starting with Joker. But will there be more than 6 DLC characters?
More Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC characters
A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate leak suggests that the new DLC characters might not stop after the 5 DLC Challenger Packs. In fact, there are 16 blank spots in the game’s data according to data miner @_Mizumi.
one of the files for WoL has 16 dummy slots, with one of them being used for plant. https://t.co/NAaOm70RKm— Mizumi Pax East (@_Mizumi) March 12, 2019
One of these is for Piranha Plant, while 5 are presumably for the five Fighters set to come in the DLC Challenger Packs. This could potentially leave room for a further 10 DLC characters.
The original Smash Bros Direct announcement for the upcoming DLC characters stated that the five new DLC characters would come by February 2020.
That means we could get even more DLC characters after the first wave. The previous game in the series, Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS, had 7 DLC characters. Smash Ultimate could have even more.
Who are the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC characters?
There’s also the question of who exactly will make it to the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster. While Joker is set to come to the game in the upcoming April update, there are still 4 unrevealed DLC characters and potentially even more after.
Most evidence right now points to Erdrick in Smash Bros Ultimate. Previous leaks found a value for “Brave”, which may allude to the Dragon Quest protagonist.
Ok so since the secret's out, here's confirmation. Params in Ultimate confirm the code names of 2 future characters, "jack" and "brave".— jam1garner (@jam1garner) January 3, 2019
The labels for these characters:
fighter_kind_packu (piranha plant) pic.twitter.com/rCRRg8KR3W
Edelgard from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is also a strong contender. Fire Emblem is a flagship Nintendo series, and many FE characters are added to Smash Bros games to promote the games.
However, Nintendo is full of surprises and the next DLC character could be anyone. We’ll likely get a new DLC character reveal in the next couple of months, so keep your eyes peeled.