'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Character DLC Codenames - Can You Figure Them Out?
Before the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest and greatest entry in the two decade-old Nintendo fighting series, the veteran Japanese developer explained how character DLC packs would work.
(Like Smash Ultimate needed any more fighters - the base game came with over 70. With all DLC packs and an added freebie, it's set to boast 80 characters, in total.)
According to Nintendo, there'll be five separate Fighter Passes sold post-launch, and they'll be made available months apart from one another. You can buy each character (alongside a new stage and music pack) individually, or purchase a Season Pass to snag all extra fighters at a discounted price (this will also earn you a Rex-themed Mii Swordfighter costume, and music tracks from the Xenoblade Chronicles series).
But venturing down the Season Pass route is a bit of a gamble; Nintendo is yet to reveal who four of the the five fighters will be. Officially, anyway.
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Miners discovered that "packu" is Nintendo code for the already announced Piranha Plant. But, come February, the ferocious man-eating flower will be free to those who pre-ordered the game. So what about those still-secret Fighter Pass characters?
Fans speculation about "jack" covers a few bases. One idea is that it's Jack Cayman from MadWorld, which was a Wii-era Nintendo exclusive (and overdue a revival?). Or perhaps it refers to Jak, from the Jak and Daxter series - although that's more than a tad hopeful, given J&D's absolute Sony exclusivity.
But it's also plausible that "jack" links to Persona 5's Joker, who who was unveiled as the first DLC character during The Game Awards 2018. These are codenames, after all, and Jack Frost is a common character in Atlus's RPG games, from 1990's Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II through to Persona 5. Jack Frost is also the studio's mascot.
And "brave"? How does a character from Bravely Default sound? Or Musashi, from the 1998 PlayStation game Brave Fencer Musashi? Or someone from Dragon Quest, in which the hero class character is "yuusha", which translates to "brave". These possibilities, and more, are the talk of Nintendo Town right now. By which we mean The Internet, obviously.
But what do you think they mean? Make sure you let us know, and who you'd like to see in Smash.
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