The next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter is going to be revealed on Thursday and hints already point to who it is.

  • A special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event is scheduled for Thursday.
  • Masahiro Sakurai will reveal the games newest DLC fighter.
  • Current rumors pin Dante from Devil May Cry as the newest addition to the game.

The next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter will be revealed on Thursday. Game director Masahiro Sakurai will host a special event unveiling the character at 9:00 am ET.
Unlike most DLC fighter reveals, this one wont be part of a Nintendo Direct. Instead, Sakurai will merely be showing off the character. If previous trends hold up, expect the fighter to launch right after the video.
Now comes the big question: Who is the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter?
Why Dante Might Be the Next Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter
It will be interesting to see how Dante looks in Smash Ultimate. | Source: Capcom
All signs indicate that Dante from the Devil May Cry series will be the next DLC fighter.
Lets take a look at the evidence.
We already know that the Devil May Cry series has something special planned for the Switch on Jan. 16, which is this Thursday. This was revealed on the official Twitter account of the series last week.
DMC wants fans to keep an eye on this Thursday. | Source: Twitter
DMC5 Voice Actor Leak Confirms Dante Is Coming to Smash Ultimate
That alone would be enough to convince many Smash Ultimate fans that Dante is the next DLC fighter, but theres more.
Brian Hanford, the voice actor for V in Devil May Cry V, may have accidentally leaked Dantes status in the fighting game.
A recent interview has Hanford talking about his love for Super Smash Bros. He laments that his character hasnt been around long enough to be featured in a crossover event, then says this:
To be part of Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros, or both, which is what Dante is going to be, its like, come onThats what I want. I would love that.
Dante would fit right in alongside fighters like Bayonetta. | Source: Nintendo
These two pieces of information should be enough to convince most Smash Ultimate fans that Dante is the next DLC fighter.
The game series and the character are both trending on Twitter following the most recent announcement. Well have to wait until Thursday to see if the rumors are true.
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.