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New Smash Bros. character coming in Nintendo Direct this week

The party grows bigger

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mario fighting Isabelle Image: Nintendo

The world’s biggest crossover event will soon get a little bigger, according to Nintendo. Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai will hold a livestream on Jan. 16 at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m ET that will last 35 minutes. The famed workaholic is scheduled to reveal a new DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Bets on who it might be? I’m still holding out for Goku. But maybe we’ll finally get Waluigi?

Previously, Nintendo promised the release of five DLC characters, which included additions such as Joker from Persona 5, and Banjo-Kazooie. Late last year, however, the Japanese developer stated that it was working on even more additions to the party fighting game.

“To me, it feels like the finish line is sliding farther away,” Sakurai said. “You may wonder, ‘How much longer can he be involved with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?’ But I’m also excited. Adding more characters into the game means more game worlds will be added to the series, and ultimately, that means there will be an even greater opportunity to delight the fans.”

He went on to say that this is likely to be the largest Smash Bros. roster in the history of the franchise, and that future games will probably not feature quite so many characters. Better get while the gettin’s good.

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