Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker in Latest Update, Along With Stage Builder

Joker Joins Smash Bros. Ultimate

The latest Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 patch has arrived, and with it comes with a Stage builder, balance tweaks, and a new character, Joker from Persona 5. 

The Joker character is available in the game as a DLC character, so if players want to try their hand at the new character, they're going to have to pay for it. By himself, Joker is worth $6. But if you purchased the Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters' Pass for $25, you should have access to him, including any other DLC character that releases in the future for this game.

There are also Persona 3 and four costume packs players can pick in the Nintendo store for $0.75 each.

While Joker requires a payment, the new Stage Builder content is available for everyone. With it players can craft their dream Smash Bros. Ultimate stage, using a variety of tools found in the game and make different stages. Once they're finished crafting their designs, they can share them with other Ultimate fans.

The last big thing to come to the 3.0 patch is the addition of a video editor. Players can share any saved video clips they make in the game and add additional overlays to it, such as subtitles and sound effects. There's a new Smash World hub where players can share their stages and their videos with other players.

The full patch notes are here, and we have them listed out below.

Offline
  • Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.

    • Note: Camera controls are not available when converting a replay that contains a custom stage into a video.
  • Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays. You can now create new movies using several videos made from replays.
    • Note: Only videos from Ver. 3.0.0 or later can be used as source material. There are planned expansions to the Edit Video feature in future updates.
  • DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.
    • Note: DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.
  • The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:
    • Morgana
    • Ryuji Sakamoto
    • Ann Takamaki
    • Yusuke Kitagawa
    • Makoto Niijima
    • Futaba Sakura
    • Haru Okumura
    • Goro Akechi
    • Caroline & Justine
    • Igor
    • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Online
  • You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.

    • Note: You can only post replays and videos created with Ver. 3.0.0 and on. 
      You cannot post replays of online/local wireless battles on custom stages or videos that include custom stages.
  • You can now sync your game with Smash World, a service accessible via the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app. Available features include viewing some of the things posted to Shared Content and creating spirit teams from the spirits you have collected.
    • Note: The Smash World service is planned to begin after the distribution of Ver. 3.0.0. If you still don't see Smash World in your list of services, please try again later.
  • It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay. Further improvements and adjustments to matchmaking are planned.
  • General

    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:

      • Joker Challenger Pack
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Teddie Hat
      • Morgana Hat
      • Tails Hat + Outfit
      • Knuckles Hat + Outfit
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game-balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.
    • For information about the details of fixes and changes to fighters, read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Ver. 3.0.0 fighter adjustments.

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