Confirmed Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Characters

The full confirmed roster of new DLC characters announced so far, the DLC character price and how to get them in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Releasing with 74 characters from an enormous range of franchises, you might reasonably have thought that Nintendo would consider their job done and pack things up after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, Ultimate’s roster is far from complete, and there are many more DLC characters planned to make their way into the game as part of fighters passes and future updates. While most of them have yet to be announced, we’ll keep this page updated with any details on all Smash Ultimate new DLC characters as and when they arrive.

Confirmed Smash Ultimate new DLC characters

All Confirmed new DLC Characters for Smash Ultimate
Who are you hoping will be added? © Nintendo

So far, four new characters have been revealed for Smash Ultimate, and it’s fair to say that no one expected many of them when they were first announced. All the characters released so far can be purchased on the Smash Bros. website or by searching in the Nintendo eShop on your Switch. Read on to learn all we know so far about new DLC characters for Smash Ultimate.

1. Piranha Plant

Price: $4.99, or free if registered before 31st January 2019.

Confirmed Super Smash Bros Ultimate new DLC Characters - Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant was the first DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. © Nintendo

The first DLC character, Piranha Plant was announced prior to the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and came as a complete shock. Of all the many Nintendo characters that could have been chosen, the plant pot boy was their top pick? Qualms aside, Piranha Plant ended up being a surprisingly entertaining addition, spitting out poisonous gas and flinging spiked balls around. It’s just a shame he didn’t score too highly in our Tier List. Poor Piranha Plant.

2. Joker

Price: $5.99 - Challenger Pack 1

Price: $24.99 - Fighters Pass 1

Confirmed Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC roster - Joker
Joker is the latest DLC character to be added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Roster. © Nintendo

Joker is the first DLC character in Fighters Pass 1, and comes with the Persona 5-themed Mementos stage. Making use of a gun and dagger, Joker also has access to several of his moves from Persona 5 such as Eiha, which deals damage over time to anyone it hits. His most unique feature is the Rebellion Gauge, which builds up over time or when hit. When it maxes out, Joker unleashes the Arsene Persona for a short time, powering up his attacks and changing his special moves to stronger variants. Get the full lowdown on Joker’s moveset in the video below!

3. Dragon Quest Hero

Price: $5.99 - Challenger Pack 1

Price: $24.99 - Fighters Pass 1

Dragon Quest Hero DLC Fighter for Smash Ultimate - New Characters in Smash Ultimate
Dragon Quest Hero is the next fighter coming to Smash Ultimate. © Nintendo

Revealed during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, the next DLC fighter for Smash Ultimate is Dragon Quest Hero! The reveal trailer starts by showing us the Luminary from Dragon Quest 11, but we also see several skins for previous Dragon Quest main characters taht you can choose to use instead. Dragon Quest Hero is part of Fighter Pass 1 and will arrive in Summer 2019.

4. Banjo-Kazooie

Price: $5.99 - Challenger Pack 1

Price: $24.99 - Fighters Pass 1

Banjo-Kazooie DLC fighter Smash Ultimate - All new characters Smash Ultimate
© Nintendo

Also showcased in the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct was the surprise reveal for Banjo-Kazooie! And old-school but much-request pair of characters, Banjo-Kazooie was revealed as a DLC fighter in an entertaining repeat of last year's King K. Rool video, which you can check out below. Banjo-Kazooie will be the third fighter from Fighter Pass 1, and is planned to arrive in Fall 2019.

5. Fighters Pass 1 and Challenger Packs 4-5

Price: $5.99 - Challenger Packs

Price: $24.99 - Fighters Pass 1

Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Fighters Pass
There are four more DLC characters to come as part of Fighters Pass 1. © Nintendo

There are two more characters waiting to join Joker as part of Fighters Pass 1. Nintendo plans to add these in steady intervals up until February 2020, which should mean a new fighter every 2-3 months. Each new fighter will come with a new stage and new music to match, only available by purchasing the individual Challenger Packs or by buying the Fighters Pass. So far there are no details out as to which characters will be added, and no leaks or rumors have been shown to have any substance to them.

That’s all there is to know so far on the confirmed new DLC characters for Smash Ultimate, but rest assured we’ll update this page as soon as more information is revealed about each new fighter. All we know so far is that the five Challenger Pack DLC characters were already decided prior to the launch of Ultimate, but there’s always the chance for more to arriving in future once Fighter Pass 1 is complete.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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