fighter is on the way, but there’s a chance we already know who it is. Thanks to some mysterious dates Capcom announced earlier this month, fans think Dante from Devil May Cry is coming to the Smash Bros.Nintendo announced that there will be a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video presentation hosted by director Masahiro Sakurai on January 16, 6 am PT/9 am ET. The 35-minute livestream will feature an “in-depth look at an upcoming DLC fighter.” Naturally, this means speculation has already begun on who the next Smash Bros. fighter might be.
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Coincidentally, Capcom producer Matt Walker posted a Tweet earlier this month announcing an update for Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for Nintendo Switch. In a short online video, Walker told fans to keep an eye out on some upcoming dates for special Devil May Cry news. One of those dates is January 16, the same day as the Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal livestream.
— Devil May Cry (@DevilMayCry) January 7, 2020
While the dates could be a coincidence, this was enough for Smash Bros. fans to believe that Dante has a pretty good chance at becoming the next DLC fighter. If true, Dante would join other Capcom characters like Mega Man on the main fighting roster. But Smash Bros. DLC speculation is rampant, and it can still be anyone.
We’ll find out on January 16 who the next DLC fighter is, but Dante would make a good fit for the roster. For more, check out our Devil May Cry 5 review and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review to see how the two properties might mix.
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