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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get six more fighters as DLC

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Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is now in development

a line of Smash Bros. characters stands at the edge of a cliff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Image: Bandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd./Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster will continue to grow through 2021. Game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that a second batch of add-on fighters will be released for the Nintendo Switch game, six in total, in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

That means Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s second Fighters Pass will include one more fighter than the first pass. All six will be released for Ultimate by by Dec. 31, 2021, Sakurai said.

While the contents of Challenger Packs 6-11 are still secret — each pack will contain a new fighter, a new stage and new music — all six fighters have already been decided upon. Sakurai explained that he won’t be taking any suggestions or questions at this time.

Earlier today, Sakurai confirmed the fifth and final fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the first Fighters Pass: Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Byleth will be released on Jan. 28, the same day that pre-orders for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 go live on the Nintendo Switch eShop.