Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai gave us a closer look at the game’s next DLC fighter, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, during today’s video presentation. In addition to detailing the fighter’s moveset, Sakurai revealed when Sephiroth will join the roster, and it’s very soon.
Sephiroth will officially join the roster next week, on December 22. However, Nintendo is giving fans a chance to unlock the new fighter early through a special limited-time event. If you’ve purchased the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or Sephiroth’s character pack, you can challenge the One-Winged Angel as a boss fight. If you manage to defeat Sephiroth, you’ll unlock him ahead of his official release date. The event runs from December 17-22.
Like other DLC fighters, Sephiroth arrives alongside a brand-new stage, Northern Cave, as well as a handful of unlockable Spirits and nine new songs. The full song list includes: