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Joker from Persona 5 announced for Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC Pack 1)

May 17, 2018
513
Holy fucking shit I had forgotten what it felt like to be genuinely blown away and hyped for a Smash reveal instead of just thinking "yeah okay sure" and being mildly excited. It's been so long. Maybe even since Brawl. I'm so happy right now.
 
Aug 28, 2018
2,167
Nintendo's press release via Gematsu

-The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems. Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is the main character of Persona 5, a beloved game that won Best Role-Playing Game and was nominated for Game of the Year at last year’s The Game Awards.-

Joker apparently represents SMT and that's why they chose him. The way they worded it makes it seem like he's just there to promote SMTV.
 

DN1

Member
Jun 21, 2018
56
You can 100% the game, but it's really hard to do without a guide on your first playthrough. And using a guide kind of ruins the experience, IMHO. It's the sort of game that rewards not being a perfectionist, because part of the joy is the freedom to decide how you want to spend your time.
Yes, the need to use a guide is ruining it for me. I don't have the time anymore to play it multiple times like I did for Persona 4. It's a really good game anyway if you have time to enjoy it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,482
So, Final Smash must be All-Out Attack, right? We might see other cast members make cameos, which would be nice. Unfortunately, it would probably be the Persona 5 cast, whom I didn't connect with nearly as well as the one in 2, 3, or 4. Ryuji worst bro.
 
I sure hope he has his day clothes as an alternate outfit. Also, there's so many stage options and regardless of which one they choose so many options for cameos~

Please include music from P3, P4, PQ, and maybe even some SMT music as well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
22,442
Nintendo's press release via Gematsu

-The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems. Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is the main character of Persona 5, a beloved game that won Best Role-Playing Game and was nominated for Game of the Year at last year’s The Game Awards.-

Joker apparently represents SMT and that's why they chose him. The way they worded it makes it seem like he's just there to promote SMTV.
They can’t say “this is to promote a game that’s not announced for our system yet”. The Cloud release also specified “Final Fantasy has a long history with Nintendo”.

TL;DR- it’s a pretty standard and generic PR message.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,058
Houston, Texas
Holy fucking shit I had forgotten what it felt like to be genuinely blown away and hyped for a Smash reveal instead of just thinking "yeah okay sure" and being mildly excited. It's been so long. Maybe even since Brawl. I'm so happy right now.
This is the most I've cared since Solid Snake tbh. It was so surreal watching that trailer and seeing the Smash Bros logo on the letter. I was literally speechless for a good 30 seconds. I doubt it ever happens again but in that moment it was so so good
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,426
Were there any rumors or hints like at all? I know people have asked for Persona characters for years, but like, the idea of a P5 character never even crossed my mind.
 
Oct 27, 2017
489
You can 100% the game, but it's really hard to do without a guide on your first playthrough. And using a guide kind of ruins the experience, IMHO. It's the sort of game that rewards not being a perfectionist, because part of the joy is the freedom to decide how you want to spend your time.
Thanks.
If I may ask another question, are the Persona games connected ? Should I start with the first one ?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,997
I sure hope he has his day clothes as an alternate outfit. Also, there's so many stage options and regardless of which one they choose so many options for cameos~

Please include music from P3, P4, PQ, and maybe even some SMT music as well.
Hoping for some Q2 music too, though might be too new.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,069
I still can't fucking believe it. Joker was my #1 dream character. Posted about that here multiple times. It was like a pie-in-the-sky kinda thing. And now it feels like Miyamoto or whoever chose the dlc characters flew up into the sky, got the pie and placed it at my feet on a silver platter and said "There you go. You're welcome." I must be asleep or something. Holy shit.
When the lights went out I thought "ah. Here comes the cheeky Nintendo thing. Guess it's time for Metroid (don't care much for Metroid)." Then the Phantom Thieves logo came on and I was absolutely bamboozled. My mind started racing with the possibilities what this could be for. "Weird to have an announcement at a US show and not one of their own jp steams" I thought. Is it some anime thing? P5 Crimson? PERSONA 5 ARENA?? Is it finally time???
Then Morgana mentioned something about getting invited and for a split second I considered THAT possibility, but that couldn't actually happen right? No way. It aint time for Smash yet. And then he held the letter up. A white, standard letter from the back, an invitation.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No fucking way!!! And then he turned that letter and I saw what I so deeply wished to see. The goddamn Smash logo. I jumped out of my fucking seat and screamed like a schoolgirl, probably an even higher pitch. Holy fucking shit. This has been the hypest Smash character announcement since Mega Man for me. I'm still reeling. I just can't fucking believe it.
I'm probably gonna wake up soon, right? This was too perfect.
Oh man. I love this.

And I'm on the same page. That entire announcement was so goddamn great. "Wait, P5? Alright, what's up? Smash? Wtf, holy shit, what xawoffanro??"

First Smash Ultimate character reveal to have that impact on me. Now I just need them to announce Madeline from Celeste.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,847
Smash has peaked, I cant see it ever getting better than this. This is the most hyped ive been for smash since snake was announced in brawl
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,282
Netherlands
To all who keep moaning about why some Nintendo character wasn't chosen, take a moment to read this and realise how awesome an announcement like this really is:

I still can't fucking believe it. Joker was my #1 dream character. Posted about that here multiple times. It was like a pie-in-the-sky kinda thing. And now it feels like Miyamoto or whoever chose the dlc characters flew up into the sky, got the pie and placed it at my feet on a silver platter and said "There you go. You're welcome." I must be asleep or something. Holy shit.
When the lights went out I thought "ah. Here comes the cheeky Nintendo thing. Guess it's time for Metroid (don't care much for Metroid)." Then the Phantom Thieves logo came on and I was absolutely bamboozled. My mind started racing with the possibilities what this could be for. "Weird to have an announcement at a US show and not one of their own jp steams" I thought. Is it some anime thing? P5 Crimson? PERSONA 5 ARENA?? Is it finally time???
Then Morgana mentioned something about getting invited and for a split second I considered THAT possibility, but that couldn't actually happen right? No way. It aint time for Smash yet. And then he held the letter up. A white, standard letter from the back, an invitation.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No fucking way!!! And then he turned that letter and I saw what I so deeply wished to see. The goddamn Smash logo. I jumped out of my fucking seat and screamed like a schoolgirl, probably an even higher pitch. Holy fucking shit. This has been the hypest Smash character announcement since Mega Man for me. I'm still reeling. I just can't fucking believe it.
I'm probably gonna wake up soon, right? This was too perfect.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,566
was this the first time that they explicitly called it "pack 1?" i can't recall with what terms they introduced it. wonder if it'll all be crazy third-party characters or if it'll be a blend of third-party surprises and first-party deep dives.

and at this point the only gaming characters I could really imagine being surprised by is if an attempt to get banjo escalated and suddenly there was a full-blown microsoft-properties crossover with like, minecraft and halo content.
 

Jaal

Member
Oct 28, 2017
186
People are more exciting for a possiblibility of a 5 year old port than the character itself is very telling, lol

Well, after all Cloud represent a 22 years old port on a Nintendo system !
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,447
Holy fucking shit I had forgotten what it felt like to be genuinely blown away and hyped for a Smash reveal instead of just thinking "yeah okay sure" and being mildly excited. It's been so long. Maybe even since Brawl. I'm so happy right now.
Pretty much. This reveal came out of nowhere, and I was blown away by it.

Reminded me how effective genuinely cool surprises can be when they're not leaked beforehand, too.
 

Lump

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,831
So real talk, what should the stage be? I can't see Cafe Leblanc working. I vote riding on top of the Morgana Bus in Mementos.

Also, I can think of no better Final Smash than Sinful Shell.

 

V_ac

Member
Jul 2, 2018
679
was this the first time that they explicitly called it "pack 1?" i can't recall with what terms they introduced it
They've used it to refer to the option to get the DLC outside of the pass. So in this case, Pack 1 refers to Joker and whatever stage and music he gets.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,799
People are more exciting for a possiblibility of a 5 year old port than the character itself is very telling, lol

Well, after all Cloud represent a 22 years old port on a Nintendo system !
This is literally not a thing that has happened. People are excited about the character and are excited about a possible port... but I don't see a single person going "Lul Joker? I want P5 not a smash character!" or anything even close to that.