Persona 5 Joker comes to Smash Bros. Ultimate: We’re still shocked

Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Persona 5

Even with some time to reflect on it after the first reveal at the Game Awards, it is still insane for us to report that Joker from Persona 5 is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He will be Challenger Pack #1 of the five Fighters Pass DLC characters! I personally spent over 120 hours playing Persona 5, and despite that, I never for one second suspected that he would come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I really didn’t. I didn’t even fantasize about it because I thought there was zero chance of Persona entering the fight.

What a wonderfully fantastic feeling it is to be wrong!

Anyway, you can check out the hype-as-heck reveal trailer below, though it shows zero gameplay or any game footage at all. It’s just a very classy, very Persona tease, and that’s fine by me. Thank you, Nintendo, thank you, Sakurai, thank you, Atlus, for making this happen. Holy moly.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!