Last week during the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct before the release of the game in December, Director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed a total of five DLC fighters would eventually be made available and that the team would be working "really hard" on the development of this content. This announcement unsurprisingly led to immediate speculation about the fighters that could potentially be added to the roster - with wild character requests once again being fired in Nintendo's direction.

In the latest news, the game's director has now issued a number of tweets in English to perhaps prevent the onslaught of fighter requests from the game's fans. Sakurai revealed the DLC line-up for Ultimate is already locked-in. Unlike the ballot used to help select the DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, this time Nintendo's picked the additional fighters. Here are the official tweets from Sakurai-san:

So, there you have it - forwarding messages to Nintendo or Sakurai requesting specific fighters for the upcoming Smash game is no longer necessary. In saying this, it probably won't put a stop to the rumours about what exact characters will be released in the future.

What do you think about Sakurai's twitter posts? Are you happy to hear Nintendo's already picked the DLC fighters? Tell us in the comments.

[via twitter.com]