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The 35-minute stream will feature series director Masahiro Sakurai and focus on the unnamed Arms fighter. There will be no further fighter reveals during the event, Nintendo said.
The sixth Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter was confirmed to be based on the Nintendo Switch fighting game earlier this year, when Nintendo said it was planning to reveal and release the character in June.
Released in June 2017, Arms features an unconventional fighting system where every playable character fights with long-range attacks. Up to four players can battle using a variety of extendable, customizable arms.
Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass 2 was announced in January and contains six new DLC characters – one more than the first Pass – originally set to be released before the end of 2020.
However, in March Masahiro Sakurai claimed that work on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC had been affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Writing in his weekly Famitsu column, the designer said he had to delay a presentation to Nintendo on DLC development due to concerns around the virus.
Even if Nintendo was able to continue its marketing efforts for future character reveals, it’s likely development will be slowed by the outbreak, Sakurai wrote at the time.