— naruki (@naetoru60) November 22, 2019
The winner of the event was energy drinks company Lipovitan-D.
Japanese Nintendo reports that designer Sakurai told the crowd at the event: “Today I also made things in the company, such as a fighter whom hasn’t been known by everybody yet. And I came here after the work has ended.”
Nintendo announced in September it will develop more DLC fighters beyond the five previously confirmed for release as part of the Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass.
Ultimate’s director Masahiro Sakurai recently said he feels there’s “no way” the series will be able to have as many fighters or series represented again in future games.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold almost 16 million copies since its release in December 2018.