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Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai to debut new Arms fighter

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai will reveal a new character for the Nintendo Switch fighting game on Monday — a newcomer from Arms, Nintendo’s 2017 fighting game for Switch.

Sakurai’s presentation on the new Arms character promises an in-depth look that will run roughly 35 minutes. The livestream will kick off at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, and will air on YouTube and Twitch. And remember: Nintendo says there won’t be any further character reveals “other than a fighter from Arms in this livestream.”

The unnamed Arms fighter is the first of six additional characters coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. All six characters — plus new stages and music — will be released for Ultimate by Dec. 31, 2021, Sakurai announced during a Nintendo Direct Mini presentation in January. The first Fighters Pass added Joker from Persona 5, Hero from the Dragon Quest series, Banjo and Kazooie, Terry from Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters, and Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses to Ultimate as paid content.

Update: Nintendo revealed that Min Min from Arms (and Vault Boy from Fallout) are on their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

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