In a surprise announcement from Nintendo, Minecraft Steve DLC is coming to the popular fighting game Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Announced as the second new character in the Fighter’s Pass 2 wave of DLC, the Minecraft mascot will be joined by Alex, Zombie, Enderman, and a lot of other changes to the way Super Smash Bros plays.
One of the most widely beloved fighting games of all time, the Super Smash Bros series has gained a reputation for featuring unusual crossovers between the various biggest names in gaming.
The inclusion of Minecraft in Smash, while unexpected, is understandable. Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time, so its inclusion in Smash Bros DLC fits with the series’ remit to spotlight games with a large cultural impact.
Is Minecraft Steve in Super Smash Bros?
While the inclusion of Minecraft DLC in Super Smash Bros has been announced, Steve isn’t playable in the game just yet. At the time of writing, Nintendo has not yet provided a date for Steve’s arrival in Smash.
A broadcast giving the details on the new Minecraft DLC is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd at 15:30 BST (07:30 PT, 10:30 ET). In this broadcast, development overseer Masahiro Sakurai is expected to explain Steve’s Smash Bros moveset, and give a date for the DLC’s inclusion in the game.
That said, while the specific release date for the crossover has not been revealed, it is already possible to purchase the DLC to get Steve into the game.
How to get Minecraft Steve in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
To get Steve in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you need to purchase the Fighter’s Pass Vol. 2 DLC from Nintendo.
Currently, the only additional fighter that is available from Fighter’s Pass 2 is the ARMS character, Min Min. Minecraft Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman will be the next to be added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The remaining four fighters have not yet been revealed and are currently still in development.