The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character announced on January 16th, 2020 in the stead of a Nintendo Direct has disappointed people.
Rather than a traditional Nintendo Direct showcasing a bunch of different upcoming games, January 16th was instead home to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate showcase that left people severely disappointed.
It’s obvious there was some amusing trolling on the part of game director Masahiro Sakurai, but that hasn’t helped fans from being any less annoyed.
Most people had been expecting Dante from Devil May Cry, yet the final Fighters Pass Vol 1. challenger will instead be Byleth from Fire Emblem Three Houses.
This character will be available in both male and female form on January 28th.
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Rather than a Nintendo Direct which was suggested in the original story, January 16th, 2020 will instead see the fifth DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate be revealed.
As announced by Nintendo (via Nintendo Life), the series’ director for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai, will host a livestream to provide an in-depth look at the newest fighter to be added to the game’s extensive roster.
This livestream will last roughly 35-minutes and start at 06:00 PST, 09:00 EST and 14:00 GMT.
Join Super #SmashBrosUltimate director Masahiro Sakurai on 1/16 at 6am PT for a roughly 35 minute video livestream featuring an in-depth look at an upcoming DLC fighter, which he will unveil in the video! pic.twitter.com/aOz0ilAiXU— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) January 14, 2020
In regard to who will be the newest fighter, it’s looking likely to be Dante from Devil May Cry as producer Matt Walker has said that fans should anticipate DMC news on January 16th.
While a lot of people are anticipating today’s Pokémon Direct, a lot more are hoping for the first Nintendo Direct of 2020 to commence this month. There have been plenty of rumours and gossiping about this happening, and the specific date of January 16th may have been leaked by a source with a track record for often being right.
There’s a lot to be excited about in 2020 for Nintendo Switch loyalists as Animal Crossing New Horizons is one of the console’s biggest exclusives and it comes out in March, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is a fantastic title from Atlus that is being re-released in less than two weeks.
However, while the above is very exciting, plenty of Switch fanatics are still clamouring for a January 2020 Nintendo Direct so they can see what else there is to look forward to in the immediate future.
When is the next Nintendo Direct for 2020?
The next Nintendo Direct is rumoured for January 16th, 2020.
This would be the first Nintendo Direct of the new decade, and it would be somewhat unusual as the last to take place in January was all the way back in 2015.
With that being said, Nintendo have only announced a Pokémon Direct for the month so nothing is official.
A GameStop system leak previously suggested that unconfirmed announcements were on the horizon, and a producer for Devil May Cry has told people on Twitter (via Daily Star) to mark the dates “January 16th, January 30th and February 13th.”
The January 16th date coincides with the Nintendo Direct leak posted by Twitter user @Muguwus.
Direct on the 16th— Mug (@Muguwus) January 4, 2020
According to GameRant, this Twitter user has been correct numerous times in the past such as accurately leaking the reveal of The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake for the February 2019 Nintendo Direct.
Again, Nintendo hasn’t confirmed that another Direct will take place this month, so everything mentioned above shouldn’t be treated as gospel or bound to happen.