On June 28, Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai held the Presents video for its newest DLC character, Kazuya Mishima from Bandai Namco’s Tekken.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Director Sakurai denies Fighter Pass 3 rumors
At the end of the video, director Sakurai reiterated the next DLC fighter releasing after Kazuya is the last. There will be no extension, no Fighter Pass Vol 3 in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Masahiro Sakurai: “Up until now, we’ve created all sorts of fighters and stages. Gathering all of these games, new and old, and compiling them into a single product is a task that has meant a lot to me. Thinking about it, it’s been nearly 10 years since Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and For Nintendo 3DS were in development. I’ve been working on the series for a long time, you could call it my life’s work. But finally, the next fighter will be the last (for Ultimate). There won’t be any more after that. “
He added that his team will keep working through telework for the final DLC character. In March 2020, Sakurai explained how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the DLC fighters’ development.
Masahiro Sakurai: “It’ll be a while before we announce the final character, but it’ll be available this year as planned so please be patient. It seems like the team will keep working on this game through telework until the very end”.
Sakurai first said there would be no Fighters Pass 3 back in February 2020. You can hear Sakurai’s message at the 39:59 timestamp linked below: