Announced before the 2020 Game Awards, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans were not prepared for the utter shock of who would be joining the roster. Fans were treated to a full trailer featuring one of gamings most iconic villains Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7.
The description on the official post from Nintendo reads:
In a new trailer that debuted during The Game Awards, Nintendo announced that Sephiroth, the iconic villain from the FINAL FANTASY series, is joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game as a playable fighter this month. Sephiroth is part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC, which also includes DLC fighters Min-Min from the ARMS game and Steve & Alex from Minecraft, along with three yet-to-be-announced fighters. Sephiroth joins Cloud as the second character from the FINAL FANTASY series available as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. More information about Sephiroth will be revealed in a special video dedicated to the upcoming fighter on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. PT.
Masahiro Sakurai will break down the one-winged angel in an upcoming broadcast on December 17th. As usual we can expect gameplay, stage variations, new music, amiibos, mii costumes, and most importantly a release date.
The one-winged angel, Sephiroth from the @FINALFANTASY series, joins #SmashBrosUltimate as a DLC fighter later this month! Tune in at 2pm PT on 12/17 for a presentation from director Masahiro Sakurai all about the DLC fighter, including the release date! pic.twitter.com/zRaZCSZkrn
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 11, 2020
Sephiroth will descend onto Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this month.