Nintendo has announced plans for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, which, post-launch, will deliver five characters, five stages and multiple music tracks as downloadable content for the mascot brawler.
While these fighters, stages and their accompanying music can be bought individually (£5.39 / €5.99), the Fighters Pass bundles them together with a slight discount (£22.49 / 24.99).
Those that choose to buy the Fighters Pass will also unlock an in-game Mii Fighter outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at launch.
“While we’ve already implemented a huge roster of fighters… this is the Super Smash Bros. series! Which means, we’re leaving the opportunity open to add in more fighters as paid DLC,” Masahiro Sakurai explained.
“Since we already included every fighter from past games, that means there are no more fighters to include… unless we developer new fighters from scratch. And we’re not talking about Echo Fighters.
“We’ll be developing and selling sets that will include one fighter, one stage and multiple music tracks. The price for each set is expected to be £5.39 (€5.99). At the same time, we will offer the Fighters Pass. it’s a bundle that will give you access to all sets. That’s five fighters, five stages and all of their music tracks.
“When creating something like the Fighters Pass, ideally, we should reveal what’s included before it becomes available for purchase. However, please allow us to offer this pass before we’re ready to reveal its contents. I hope only those who are confident in its value will purchase it. The price is £22.49 (24.99) for all five sets. Now that we’ve finally confirmed the development of this DLC, please know that we’ll be working really hard on it.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7th.