Downloadable content

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The seven DLC fighters in SSB4 on Suzaku Castle.

Downloadable content, usually abbreviated as DLC, is additional content available to download after a game's launch. DLC was first confirmed for Super Smash Bros. 4 in the "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza" video presentation on October 23rd, 2014. Downloadable content for the game includes new playable characters, stages, and even new features. Paid content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can be found for purchase on the Nintendo eShop, and paid content for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS can be found in an in-game DLC shop.

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The DLC shop as it appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS after Mewtwo's release.

Updates[edit]

Updates to the game can be downloaded at no extra cost. To purchase DLC, the game must be updated to the latest version, which is usually done automatically when starting the game. Certain updates also adjust game balance and mechanics, as well as fix bugs and other errors. Change-logs for all updates can be found with the links above. Nintendo has not released any detailed information with official announcements.

As with any other game, DLC data is added via free updates. Completing a transaction to receive DLC is merely a "ticket" to grant access to said content. This means DLC that has not been purchased in an updated version is still technically installed but locked, and thus can be accessed indirectly. Content that has not been purchased can be seen and played against with opponents connecting via a system that has DLC paid for. ("With Anyone", "With Friends", and local Nintendo 3DS Versus). Using amiibo as Figure Players (FPs), saving uploaded or shared replays, and even illegal hacking are some alternative methods without the need of people with DLC.

Characters[edit]

PokemonSymbol.svg MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. 4 (April 15th, 2015)
Melee veteran Mewtwo was announced as the very first DLC character in the Super Smash Bros. series during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza on October 23rd, 2014. During a Nintendo Direct held on April 1st, 2015, Mewtwo's release date was revealed. On April 15th, 2015, Mewtwo became available as a free download to players who registered both versions of SSB4 on Club Nintendo before March 31st, 2015. As of April 28th, 2015, Mewtwo is available for anyone to purchase.
EarthboundSymbol.svg LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
Brawl veteran Lucas was first confirmed to reappear in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a downloadable character alongside the reveal of Mewtwo's release date, during a Nintendo Direct held on April 1st, 2015. He was released on June 14th, 2015.
FireEmblemSymbol.svg RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
Melee veteran Roy was leaked as DLC in datamining of the 1.0.6 and 1.0.8 updates. He was officially revealed by Masahiro Sakurai during a Nintendo Direct on June 14th, 2015, and released shortly after on the same day.
StreetFighterSymbol.svg RyuHeadSSB4-U.png Ryu Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
Newcomer Ryu from Capcom's Street Fighter series was leaked alongside Roy. Similarly, he was officially revealed by Masahiro Sakurai during a Nintendo Direct on June 14th, 2015 and released shortly after on the same day. Ryu comes as a set with the stage Suzaku Castle.
FinalFantasySymbol.svg CloudHeadSSB4-U.png Cloud Super Smash Bros. 4 (December 15th, 2015)
Newcomer Cloud Strife from Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII was announced during a Nintendo Direct on November 12th, 2015 and released on December 15th, 2015. Cloud comes as a set with the stage Midgar.
FireEmblemSymbol.svg CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin Super Smash Bros. 4 (February 3rd, 2016)
Newcomer Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates was announced during a Nintendo Direct on December 15th, 2015 and released on February 3rd, 2016. Corrin does not have an exclusive stage, but comes as a set with a music track in both versions; Corrin also comes with exclusive trophies in the 3DS version and two additional music tracks in the Wii U version.
BayonettaSymbol.svg BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta Super Smash Bros. 4 (February 3rd, 2016)
Newcomer Bayonetta from SEGA and PlatinumGames' Bayonetta series was announced during a Nintendo Direct on December 15th, 2015 and released on February 3rd, 2016. Bayonetta comes as a set with the stage Umbra Clock Tower.

Similar to clone characters, DLC characters are recognized by being placed in their own area on the character selection screen, regardless of which franchise they hail from. On the 3DS version, when more than four DLC characters have been purchased and all other characters have been unlocked, the DLC characters are placed on a separate page labeled "Extra Fighters".

DLC characters also lack custom moves and all have a generic, once unused Palutena's Guidance scene; while there are no officially cited reasons for this, the former is presumably due to resource (time and/or budget) constraints and the latter is presumably due to otherwise needing to repeatedly bring back voice actors each time a character would be released.

Stages[edit]

MiiverseSymbol.svg Miiverse Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (June 14th, 2015)
A stage based on the Miiverse application found on Wii U and 3DS consoles, it was confirmed in the 50-Fact Extravaganza that it would be added to the Wii U version of SSB4 in an update after release. It was made available for free on June 14th, 2015.
KirbySymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Dream Land (64) Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
StreetFighterSymbol.svg Suzaku Castle Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
Suzaku Castle comes as a set with Ryu.
MarioSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle (64) Super Smash Bros. 4 (July 31st, 2015)
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle (64) Super Smash Bros. 4 (July 31st, 2015)
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario Maker Super Smash Bros. 4 (September 30th, 2015)
ZeldaSymbol.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pirate Ship Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (September 30th, 2015)
DuckHuntSymbol.svg Duck Hunt Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (September 30th, 2015)
The Duck Hunt stage was available in the Wii U version at launch as an unlockable stage; it was added to the 3DS version in a free update.
FinalFantasySymbol.svg Midgar Super Smash Bros. 4 (December 15th, 2015)
Midgar comes as a set with Cloud.
BayonettaSymbol.svg Umbra Clock Tower Super Smash Bros. 4 (February 3rd, 2016)
Umbra Clock Tower comes as a set with Bayonetta.

Modes[edit]

  • amiibo support Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (February 9th, 2015)
The Wii U version of SSB4 supported amiibo at launch, but the 3DS version had the feature added via patch on February 9th.
During the 50-Fact Extravaganza, it was confirmed that the Wii U version of SSB4 would contain a special mode that allows players to compete in and host tourneys online, in a similar vein to Mario Kart 8 tournaments, though it would not be ready at launch. Another part of this mode is an elimination style tournament mode that bears close resemblance to that of past Smash games. This type of tourney only begins at set (albeit frequent) times.

Mii Fighter costumes[edit]

Additional costumes for the Mii Fighters are available as paid DLC.

Wave 1[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (April 15th, 2015)

The first wave of clothing was among the first available DLC for SSB4. It features original costumes, and costumes based on the Mega Man, The Legend of Zelda, and Xenoblade series. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
SmashBrosSymbol.svg SSB T-Shirt All types (outfit)
ZeldaSymbol.svg Link Cap, Link Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
ZeldaSymbol.svg Majora's Mask All types (headgear)
MegaManSymbol.svg X's Helmet, X's Armor Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
MegaManSymbol.svg Proto Man's Helmet, Proto Man's Armor Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
XenobladeSymbol.svg Dunban Wig, Dunban Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Cat Hat, Cat Suit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Monkey Hat, Monkey Suit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Wave 2[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)

The second wave of clothing was released alongside characters and stages on June 14th, 2015. It features costumes based on the Mega Man, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, Virtua Fighter, and Tekken series. The Splatoon costumes were also made available as part of a promotion for pre-ordering or purchasing Splatoon at GameStop between May 8th and June 13th, 2015. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Isabelle Hat, Isabelle Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
MegaManSymbol.svg MegaMan.EXE's Helmet, MegaMan.EXE's Armor Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
MegaManSymbol.svg Zero's Helmet, Zero's Armor Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Inkling Wig, Inkling Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Inkling Squid Hat All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Akira Wig, Akira Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Jacky Wig, Jacky Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Heihachi Wig, Heihachi Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
  • K.K. Slider costume Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 19th, 2015 - July 11th, 2015 (Japan)/July 31st, 2015 (Worldwide))
In Japan, this costume was available for free as part of a promotion with 7-Eleven from June 19th, 2015 through July 11th, 2015; it was released worldwide for free on July 31st, 2015 as part of the 1.1.0 update. For images of the costume, see here.
Costume Build
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg K.K. Slider Hat, K.K. Slider Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Wave 3[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (July 31st, 2015)

The third wave of clothing was released alongside stages and modes on July 31st, 2015. It features original costumes, and costumes based on the Donkey Kong, Fire Emblem, EarthBound, Metroid, and Tales series. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Hoodie All types (outfit)
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Bear Hat, Bear Suit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
DKSymbol.svg King K. Rool Hat, King K. Rool Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
EarthboundSymbol.svg Flying Man Hat, Flying Man Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Chrom Wig, Chrom Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Black Knight Helm, Black Knight's Armor Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Lloyd Wig, Lloyd Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
MetroidSymbol.svg Samus's Helmet[note 1], Samus's Armor Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Wave 4[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (September 30th, 2015)

The fourth wave of clothing was released alongside stages on September 30th, 2015. It features original costumes, and costumes based on the Mario, Star Fox, F-Zero, Kid Icarus, and Monster Hunter series. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Business Suit All types (outfit)
MarioSymbol.svg Toad Hat, Toad Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Viridi Wig, Viridi Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Hunter's Helm, Hunter's Mail Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Rathalos Helm, Rathalos Mail Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
StarFoxSymbol.svg Fox Hat, Fox Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
FZeroSymbol.svg Captain Falcon Helmet[note 1], Captain Falcon's Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Wave 5[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (December 16, 2015)

The fifth wave of clothing was released alongside a character and stage on December 16, 2015. It featured costumes based on the Final Fantasy and Mario series. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
FinalFantasySymbol.svg Chocobo Hat All types (headgear)
MarioSymbol.svg Geno Hat, Geno Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Wave 6[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 (February 3rd, 2016)

The sixth and final wave of clothing was released alongside two characters and a stage on February 3rd, 2016. It features original costumes, and costumes based on the Wario, Sonic, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, and Babylonian Castle Saga series. For images of the costumes, see here.
Costume Build
SmashBrosSymbol.svg Bionic Armor Mii Brawler (outfit)
WarioSymbol.svg Ashley Wig, Ashley Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SonicSymbol.svg Tails Wig, Tails Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SonicSymbol.svg Knuckles Wig, Knuckles Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Takamaru Wig, Takamaru Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Gil Helm, Gil Armor Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
  1. 1.0 1.1 This item is also unlockable through normal gameplay, but will be unlocked immediately when bought if it hasn't been already.

Trophies[edit]

Trophies of fighters for All-Star Mode and Classic Mode are included upon purchasing the fighter, as well as additional trophies:

A trophy of a female Inkling from Splatoon can be received by purchasing any of the Inkling Mii Fighter costumes included in DLC Wave 2.
  • Ken Super Smash Bros. 4 (June 14th, 2015)
A trophy of Ken from Street Fighter is included with the purchase of Ryu.
Trophies of Ryoma and Xander from Fire Emblem Fates are included with the purchase of Corrin on the 3DS version.
Trophies featuring various Bayonetta characters are included with the purchase of Bayonetta.

Other[edit]

  • Share Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (February 9th, 2015), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (April 15th, 2015)
The ability to share player-created content such as custom stages, replays, and screenshots was added.
The ability to upload replays to YouTube was added.
  • Highlight Reels Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (September 30th, 2015)
The ability to upload highlight reels of replays to YouTube was added.
  • Lost in Thoughts All Alone (Super Smash Bros. 4 Remix and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Original) (February 3rd, 2016)
This song from Fire Emblem Fates is included for existing Fire Emblem stages Coliseum and Castle Siege when Corrin is purchased on the Wii U version. Only the remixed version is added to the 3DS version, for use during Smash Run.

Pricing[edit]

Note that DLC bundles are incrementally discounted based on the amount of content within them.

Characters[edit]

Downloadable characters can be bought for one version at full price or both versions discounted. There are three levels of pricing for characters: veteran characters are the least expensive, the sole Nintendo newcomer is slightly more expensive, and third-party characters are the most expensive (and are each packaged with a stage). Additionally, characters can be bought in bundles, which includes any stage a character was included with. Characters are priced at:

Stages[edit]

Stages can be bought for one version at full price or for both versions discounted. Stages that come bundled with a character cannot be purchased separately. Stages are priced at:

Mii Fighter costumes[edit]

As with characters, downloadable Mii Fighter costumes can be bought for one version at full price or for both versions discounted. These can also be bought individually, or in a bundle that includes all Mii costumes added in a particular update. The first 3 bundles all cost the same. They are priced at:

Full DLC Collections[edit]

Also available for purchase are collections that include all DLC released in a particular update. These vary in price depending on the amount of content.

DLC Trailer Video[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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