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That said, there did seem to be a good chance that Nintendo might show off the first game footage of Metroid Prime 4, especially as Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime was wearing a T-shirt with Metorid bad guy Ridley.
But what nobody guessed was that the first new fighter would be Joker from Persona 5, and it's no wonder they never predicted it because the game is a PlayStation exclusive.
Joker will be the first DLC character released for the game (outside of Piranha Plant) and will come included in Challenge Pack 1. Those who purchase Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was going to feature every character from the previous games along with some newcomers, we were as hyped up as humanly possible.
Smash Ultimate 's director, Masahiro Sakurai already revealed that the DLC characters for the upcoming Switch title has been decided on already so it's likely that the rest of the fighters are already in development. The quirky new fighter is set to release sometime in February.
Nintendo teased a Smash Bros. reveal earlier this week, asking fans to tune in prior to the game's launch Friday.
You didn't see it coming.