Smash Bros. Ultimate: Persona 5’s Joker Joins This Week

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Persona 5’s Joker is officially joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster this week — and you won’t have to wait long to play as him as he hits the game on April 17.

Nintendo confirmed Joker will be available as the first of five DLC fighters as part of the Fighters Pass. The Challenger Pack 1 will include Joker as a playable fighter, a stage based on Persona 5’s Mementos location, as well as music from the entire Persona 5 series.

A trailer Nintendo revealed alongside Joker’s reveal revealed a main gameplay mechanic for Joker will be the ability for him to build up a Persona meter, which will allow him to summon Joker’s main persona Arsene from Persona 5. Players need to “hold onto their rebellious spirit” to keep using Arsene, who can help Joker with counters and a glide jump ability.

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