Smash Ultimate creator details future DLC plans

Brent Koepp

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai sat down for an interview with popular Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, where he detailed future DLC plans for the popular fighting game.

Smash Ultimate has continued to be a huge success since its release back in December, and the introduction of the Fighters Pass DLC has been popular with fans, and has helped boost the excitement and longevity for the title, with each new third party character added becoming an event. 

In an interview with Famitsu on September 11, the series’ creator Masahiro Sakurai outlined Ultimate’s future plans.

Sakurai wants to keep adding DLC characters

During the recent Nintendo Direct on September 4, fans were surprised when it was announced that more characters would be in development outside of the Fighters Pass. “Outside the five fighters included in the Fighter Pass, we can confirm that other new fighters are in development.” it said.

In an interview with Famitsu translated by gaming sources PushDustIn, Kody ‘NOKOLO’, and Source Gaming on Twitter, Sakurai revealed that he would keep adding DLC characters to Ultimate as long as possible. 

“As long as there’s an opportunity to make more fighters, Sakurai wants to push the record further. As long as Sakurai can please someone with the addition of a new fighter, then it’s best for him to work on the game.” NOKOLO tweeted.

The Smash Bros director also said that Ultimate is a one of a kind title with its complete roster, and sees it as a collaboration which gives him potential to keep adding characters. 

“Smash Ultimate is an exception. By having every veteran fighter, and by having a number of collaborations with various games in Spirits mode and countless songs, Smash Ultimate is the ultimate collaboration title. This kind of game is definitely unprecedented.” NOKOLO added.

Future titles will not have as many characters 

According to a third tweet by the translator, Sakurai cautioned fans that future titles would not have as many characters, as fans should not have the same expectations as they have with Ultimate.

“If Smash Bros. continues in the future, then there’s no way this many fighters and series can be represented again. There are still requests from all over the world for new fighters in Smash.” he said.

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard was the latest hero announced for the game on September 4, and is the fourth addition to the Fighter Pass.

With the announcement that new characters will be added outside of the pass, and Sakurai wanting to keep adding characters to the already beefed-up roster, the possibilities seem limitless.