Super Smash Bros Ultimate will get its last DLC this year, with Masahiro Sakurai noting that their work ends for the franchise around the same time.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting Challenger Pack 10 this week. This DLC will be the penultimate update, according to series creator Masahiro Sakurai. The next fighter will conclude the development for the entire game.
Sakurai ready to put away 10 years of Smash development
Masahiro Sakurai always looked for ways to move away from Smash. The game became his entire career, and Smash Ultimate is the pinnacle of that so far. SSBU came out three years ago, with the Smash Team keeping consistent updates for it.
Now, it seems Sakurai is ready to finish the game and complete it. He’s ready to call it quits and rest. In Monday’s stream, Sakurai is pulling back from Smash development after the next DLC.
“Up until now, we’ve created all sorts of fighters and stages. Gathering all of these games, new and old, and compiling them into a single product is a task that has meant a lot to me,” said Sakurai.
“Now that I think about it, it’s been close to 10 years since Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems was in development. I’ve been working on this for a long time. You could call it my life’s work.
“But finally, the next DLC fighter will be the last one. There won’t be any more after that. It’ll be a while before that announcement, but it’ll be available this year as planned, so please be patient. It seems like the team will have to complete this project at home, right up until the end.”
SSBU will be biggest collection of characters in Nintendo ever
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the most representative titles on the entire platform. Sakurai himself admitted that there’s no game in the future that will be as comprehensive as SSBU in terms of scale.
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“If Smash Bros. continues in the future, then there’s no way this many fighters and series can be represented again. There are still requests from all over the world for new fighters in Smash,” said Sakurai in a translated Famitsu column.
The new stage for SSBU will be the Mishima Dojo, which is closed-off in all directions. Even then, strong attacks will help crumble the walls.
Alongside Kazuya, some more Mii Fighter costumes are also coming. These will include Shantae, Lloyd Irving from Tales, Dante from Devil May Cry, and the Dragonborn.
For those looking to enjoy the most of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, it’s best to buy soon. The peak of the franchise should come within this year.
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