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When is the Nintendo Direct September 2021?
A September 2021 Nintendo Direct is set to take place today, September 23, at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. GameSpotNintendo Direct September 2021: How To Watch Today's Announcements, Start Time, And More
25 September, 2021 - 10:41am
Quite a bit of information was revealed during the Nintendo Direct that aired on September 23, 2021. Although many of us were expecting to learn the identity of the final challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2, it seems that we have to wait just a little bit longer before that knowledge is bestowed upon us.
During the Nintendo Direct broadcast, we were told that the Final Mr. Sakurai Presents for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is scheduled to debut on October 5, 2021. When this happens, not only will the character's identity finally be disclosed, but Masahiro Sakurai will also show fans how to use this mysterious character. Finally, their release date will be unveiled during the presentation.
It's extremely important to understand how this will be the "final" Mr. Sakurai Presents video for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai have really been emphasizing the finality of this moment.
"We have some news about the last fighter for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game," said Yoshiaki Koizumi of Nintendo during the Nintendo Direct. "Mr. Sakurai, the game's director, will reveal this fighter in the final Mr. Sakurai Presents video on October 5. It's been about 3 years since the game was released. This will be the last presentation about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate."
There are certainly a number of fans that have been holding out up for a Fighters Pass Vol. 3 or just additional DLC characters after the conclusion of Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
However, it's clear that this upcoming presentation is meant to mark the end of an era for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Up to this point, Masahiro Sakurai has stated on 6 different occasions how this next character won't just be the end for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, but also for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a whole.
The constant repeating of this message might appear to be excessive, but it really does feel necessary due to the nature of fan speculation.
"But finally, the next DLC fighter will be the last one. There won't be any more after that," said Sakurai during the Mr. Sakurai Presents Kazuya presentation. "It'll be a while before that announcement, but it'll be available this year as planned, so please be patient."
Sakurai would reiterate this one more time in the Famitsu Column that followed the Kazuya release. "This is the end: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be complete," declared Sakurai.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first officially revealed in 2018, but development had actually begun in 2016. The game would be released in December 2018. It really has been nearly 3 years since then.
During the wait for the game's release, fans saw reveals for the Inkling, the "Everyone Is Here" theme, Ridley, the Belmonts, Chrom, Dark Samus, King K. Rool, Isabelle, Ken Masters, Incineroar and the Piranha Plant.
DLC characters via the Fighters Pass and Fighters Pass Vol. 2 would be released that made Joker, Hero, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard, Byleth, Min Min, Steve, Sephiroth, Pyra & Mythra and Kazuya playable.
Of these DLC packs, only Joker didn't have a "Mr. Sakurai Presents" video dedicated towards the explanation of his mechanics, but had something else instead.
The only other times characters were revealed specifically during a Mr. Sakurai Presents video was Byleth and Min Min — though we did know that Challenger Pack 6 was a fighter from the ARMS series. Indeed, this last time is slated to be a special event.
Now we're approaching the reveal of the final challenger, the final stage, the final date and the final Mii costume wave during this final Mr. Sakurai Presents for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Notably, the amount of DLC content that has been developed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has far exceeded what was released for Super Smash Bros. 4. Though it might be difficult for any Smash title to ever top Smash Ultimate, there may someday a new entry in the series.
However, this truly does appear to be the end for Smash Ultimate's additional content, aside from patches to make Fighters Pass Vol. 2 amiibo compatible with the game.
Of course, this is only one era for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although the development of post-launch content will soon cease, the game will still be played for many years.
23 September, 2021 - 08:38pm
Smash Ultimate released in 2018 and, after three years of Nintendo updates and new Fighter Pass releases, the final addition will soon make its way to the game.
Whether this is the last leg of support for Smash Ult remains to be seen, but the company are sure that this will be the “last presentation about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” as Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi said during the Sept 23 Direct.
As expected, there’s eager anticipation to find out which character deserves to get the final spot in the Smash roster.
As always, Sakurai will navigate audiences through the first footage of the new Smash Ultimate fighter moves and gameplay that should all last about 40 minutes.
Every Smash fan will have their calendars marked for Tuesday, October 5 at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST / 3 PM BST to see which fighter will be shown as the last addition in Ultimate.
Tune-in on 10/5 at 7am PT for the reveal presentation of the final Super #SmashBrosUltimate DLC fighter with Director Masahiro Sakurai. The fighter’s release date and final Mii Fighter costumes will also be revealed!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 23, 2021
Smash players around the world will get a glimpse of the new Smash Ultimate fighter on Nintendo’s own YouTube livestream.
You can check back here closer to the livestream start time (as mentioned above), where we’ll embed the stream for your convenience.
It’s unclear what will come in the way of Mii Fighter content, but more details should be released soon.
There’s been wild speculation ever since a confusing post on Nintendo’s official Facebook account had 84 fighters counted on the roster. That only served to remind people about a previous leak that hinted at a four-in-one Zelda character. With all the leaked teases for the final DLC fighter lately, Sakurai’s been needing a break from all the fan theories.
That might just come to pass after we see who will be the last Smash Ultimate DLC.
23 September, 2021 - 04:45pm
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It’s almost time once again for exciting announcements and surprises, Nintendo fans! A new Nintendo Direct winter update for September 23 is about to stream — and you can catch all the announcements for the Nintendo Direct September 23 stream right here!
The stream starts exactly at 3pm PT/ 6pm ET, so prepare yourselves in a few short minutes and watch the video below!
As we reported in our previous story about this direct, it will run for 40 minutes and will focus on the latest updates, news, and trailers for games coming this holiday season and beyond. It may even introduce some new trailers for much anticipated games, and possibly reveal the latest DLC fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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