Nintendo has announced that after the completion of the first Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the company will continue to create DLC fighters for the title. This announcement came after two other bits of news for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The third fighter for the Fighters Pass, Banjo-Kazooie, is available starting today, and the fourth fighter has been revealed as SNK and Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard, releasing this November.
When the Fighters Pass DLC was originally unveiled, Nintendo explained that there would only be five fighters and that the DLC season pass would not have any Echo Fighters. Now that four of these five fighters have been revealed, the developers have decided that they're not done adding on to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate yet. When the five fighters of the original pass are complete, more information on new fighters will likely be revealed.
For this Direct, not much information was revealed. However, if Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ends up similar to other fighting titles, the next set of DLC fighters will probably be available as a new Fighters Pass for players to purchase. Many fighters have multiple 'seasons' of DLC characters that are added to the roster, so there's a good chance that Nintendo may follow that example. That said, nothing is set in stone.
It's heartening that content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won't be ending anytime soon. Nintendo is doing better about supporting their games beyond a year or two, even if there are cases like Splatoon 2 support ending without a third game on the horizon. However, the Super Smash Bros. series has been one of Nintendo's most popular, so it's not too surprising that the company is dedicated to constantly updating the game.
Now, will players like every DLC fighter in the Fighters Passes? Probably not, as many think SNK fighter seems like an odd choice, but needless to say, there will be new fighters for everyone by the time Nintendo is done. Either way, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to be a popular competitive title for a while to come.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now on the Nintendo Switch.