In today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Sakurai-san revealed that the game will offer paid DLC which will bring new fighters, stages and music to the game. While the timing is still a bit up in the air for when the new content will begin, it is expected to be done and dusted by February 2020.

For $5.99, players can purchase one set, which includes a new playable fighter (not an Echo Fighter), a new stage and a variety of music tracks.

Keener Smash players can opt to buy a Fighters Pass for $24.99, and get access to five yet-to-be-announced sets, which is five new fighters, five stages and multiple music tracks, as they release. Players who purchase a Fighters Pass will also receive an in-game outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 starting on 7th December.

Sakurai appealed to Switch owners to pre-purchase the game, so you can get the Piranha Plant character as an early purchase bonus. Pre-purchasing the digital version of the game with the Fighters Pass in Nintendo eShop before 11:59 p.m. ET on 6th December will earn My Nintendo members 425 bonus Gold Points, or double the usual amount.

Let us know if you think the paid DLC will be good value for money or not with a comment below. Will you be coughing up for the Fighters Pass or not?