Nintendo has been fairly tight-lipped about what it plans to showcase during its E3 2019 Direct presentation next week, but now we know at least one announcement we can expect from the broadcast. Following the finals of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship, Nintendo confirmed it will reveal the game’s next DLC character during its E3 Direct on Tuesday, June 11.
In a video message, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai congratulated the winning team and provided an update on the game’s DLC. “As for me, I’ll be continuing my work on the next DLC fighter, and more information regarding that will be shared in the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019, so I hope you’re looking forward to it,” Sakurai said.
Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser also teased that fans wouldn’t want to miss Tuesday’s Direct. “I think many of you are gonna want to tune in next week to see what, or who, [Sakurai] may be talking about,” he said. Bowser also announced a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Open tournament, which will kick off this month. The four winners of that will compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the Evo 2019 championships this August.