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When Will the Next Fighter Arrive for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU) on the Nintendo Switch? Here, we predict the release of the next and final fighter for fighter pass 2 based on all the previous release dates, and show who we think the next new DLC character will be.

Next DLC Character Release Date Predictions

Kazuya Mishima Arrives in Smash!

SSBU Kazuya Next DLC

During the Nintendo Direct at E3 2021, Kazuya Mishima of the Tekken series was announced as the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Kazuya has the ability to transform into a demon, which allows him to easily transition from Tekken into the world of Smash. To see Kazuya's moveset breakdown and release date information, check out our Kazyuya guide!

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Released on June 29th

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Later, during the in-depth look at the character from Mr. Sakurai on March June 28th (7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET), it was revealed that Kazuya would be made available the next day, through the Fighter's Pass Vol. 2!

Next DLC Character Will Release in 2021!

In Kazuya's in-depth look, it was also confirmed that the next DLC character to arrive through Fighter's Pass Vol. 2 (Challenger Pack 11) will be the final DLC character. Mr. Sakurai stated that it will be a while before the announcement of that character, but also stated that the character will be released by the end of the year, as previously announced.

Who Will the Next DLC Character Be?

Kazuya Mishima Released June 29th

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As stated above, Challenger Pack 10 brought us Kazuya Mishima of the Tekken series on June 29th. Now, after his release, we only have 1 more DLC character to look forward to sometime this year.

Potential future additions

At this point there is no official word on who the final DLC character added to the Smash Ultimate roster will be, although there have been some rumors. Some rumors prior to Pyra/Mythra's release suggested Street Fighter Chun-Li will be joining the roster, although there is zero evidence confirming this to be true as of yet.

Fan favorites Sora (Kingdom Hearts), Master Chief (Halo), and Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden) have all seen a lot of support from the fanbase for getting added into the game's roster. While Nintendo or Sakurai himself have not given any clues toward the next DLC character, the makers of Master Chief and Ryu Hayabusa appear to be fully in favor of having their characters added in, should they be given the opportunity.

Who do YOU think the next DLC Character is?

Let us know here who you think the next DLC Fighter will be by voting! If there is another character not mentioned here, please let us know in the comments who you want to see to have them added in.

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There is only one character remaining for Smash Ultimate's Fighter Pass 2 DLC. While originally it was thought that Smash Ultimate's DLC would end with the first 5 characters from Fighters Pass 1, Fighters Pass Vol 2 brings in six new challengers. Now that you know who most of them are, perhaps you would consider buying the Fighters Pass!

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    • >>[7]
      Shulk does have the speed option, so that’s a good choice.
      Or, you can use spirits that increase speed.

    • >>[5]
      Is there any Mario character matchups here?
      Or Yoshi character matchups?
      Thank you so much!

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