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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting just one more unannounced character

Kazuya from 'Tekken' will be added on June 29, followed by one final character later in 2021.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21:  Tosin Cole tests his skills on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio at Comic-Con 2018 on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo )
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get just two more characters in its lifetime, but we only know the identity of one. Tomorrow, June 29, Kazuya from Tekken will be added through an update, after which one final, unannounced character will be added by the end of 2021. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth installment in the popular crossover fighting series.

“The next DLC fighter will be the last one. There won’t be any more after that,” said game director Masahiro Sakurai in a video posted to YouTube. “It’ll be a while before that announcement, but it’ll be available this year as planned, so please be patient.” Please be Waluigi, please be Waluigi.

Critical acclaim — With the final character, Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster will include a total of 82 fighters. The game, for the uninitiated, sees players fight as their favorite characters from across popular game IP like Minecraft and Final Fantasy, taking advantage of a fighter’s unique abilities to weaken opponents and knock them out of the boundaries of the stage.

Ultimate was released in 2018 to critical acclaim for its large amount of content and improved game mechanics. It’s one of the best-selling fighting games of all time with over 23 million copies sold worldwide. Nintendo has been able to keep the game fresh over the years by adding players’ favorite characters from across the gaming universe.

It’s unclear whether Sakurai will stick around at Nintendo to create a successor to Smash Bros. Ultimate.