The Joker Persona 5 reveal for the upcoming downloadable content for Super Smash Bros Ultimate was completely unexpected and thankfully it wasn’t spoiled before the event like some other titles. IGN caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to get some idea of Masahiro Sakurai’s thinking for the rest of the downloadable characters that will join the fight. Fils-Aime was also quizzed about whether we could see Persona 5 come to the Nintendo Switch. Read on for his response.
“It’s emblematic of the approach that Mr. Sakurai and the team are taking with the DLC,” Fils-Aime told IGN. “He wants characters that are unique, different, to bring them into the Smash Bros. environment. So it’s going to be tremendously exciting.”
“Mr. Sakurai, he’s not only a student of Nintendo franchises, and obviously he’s had his hand in a few, but he’s a student of video games from a total perspective,” Fils-Aime said. “And so he’s been the driver in really thinking about what type of character coming into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would bring just a whole different level of fun and enjoyment for the player. That’s been the approach. That’s the thinking.”
“I hope the fans are excited by the announcement of Joker. I hope they’re looking forward to the future announcements,” he added. “I hope it gives them confidence to just go buy the Fighter Pass. That way they can get the latest fighter as soon as it’s available and continue building out their roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
“You know, I can’t comment on [Persona 5 Switch] that. Again, from our perspective, we’ve been clear. We want all the best content on our platform. All the best content, all the best developers. And so our job is to continue growing the install base for Nintendo Switch to drive engagement of our players, to grow the audience. As that happens, then developers see the opportunity,” he said.
Thanks to Nintendo First Order Reaver for the news tip!