At The Game Awards, Nintendo revealed Sephiroth for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII joins the game on December 22 but Nintendo has added a limited-time challenge to unlock him beginning right now. Sephiroth follows Steve from Minecraft who joined in as a new fighter pack in the second character pass that began with Min Min. More details for Sephiroth were revealed in a new video presentation earlier today from Masahiro Sakurai. Watch the full Sephiroth presentation for Super Smash Bros. below:

How to unlock Sephiroth in Super Smash Bros Ultimate before December 22

After you update Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and have purchased either the second character pass or the Sephiroth Challenger Pack, you need to try the Sephiroth Challenge from the main menu. You can select one of three difficulties and you need to defeat Sephiroth here to unlock him immediately. The Sephiroth Challenge is available for a limited time. On December 22, Sephiroth will be unlocked for all owners of the second character pass or the Sephiroth Challenger Pack.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 10.0.0 update patch notes

  • General
    • The Sephiroth Challenge mode event has been added for a limited time.
    • You can attempt this mode if you’ve purchased the Sephiroth Challenger Pack or the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Defeating Sephiroth will unlock him as a playable fighter and grant access to his stage.
    • This mode will appear on the upper left of the main menu. Press the + Button to take on the challenge.
    • Once the event period is over, the mode will become unavailable, but Sephiroth and his stage will be unlocked immediately for anyone who has purchased the Sephiroth Challenger Pack or the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Note that you cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sephiroth song list

The following songs are added in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate if you unlock Sephiroth today or get him beginning December 22:

  • Opening – Bombing Mission*
  • Those Who Fight (AC)
  • Those Who Fight Further (AC)
  • Aerith’s Theme*
  • MAin Theme of Final Fantasy VII*
  • Jenova
  • Cosmo Canyon*
  • One-Winged Angel
  • Advent: One-Winged Angel
  • * = New arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now on Nintendo Switch.