The Hero from Dragon Quest and Banjo-Kazooie revealed as DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By on June 11, 2019 at 1:54 pm

The next characters in the Fighters Pass have been revealed!

Earlier today, Nintendo held their E3 Direct presentation, which provided us with a number of announcements of upcoming titles for the Switch, including the next two characters set to join Persona 5‘s Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass.

First up, it was revealed that The Hero from Dragon Quest 11 will be “drawing near” the Smash battlefield.  If more classic Dragon Quest heroes are your style, it appears that The Heroes from Dragon Quest 4 and 8, along with Erdrick, will also be included as alternate costumes.

In addition to swordplay, The Hero wields a unique gauge, allowing him to spend MP to cast various spells, such as Snooze, Sizzle, Psych Up, and Oomph, this allows him to put enemies to sleep, reflect projectiles, among other yet-to-be-revealed abilities. Their Final Smash sees all of the Dragon Quest Heroes assemble for an epic slashing of blades.

The Hero will be available as part of the Fighters Pass in Summer 2019.

But things didn’t stop there, as the Direct closed with another cinematic trailer. Following some trolling form Duck Hunt in a parallel to King K. Rool’s trailer, it was revealed that Rare’s beloved Banjo-Kazooie will also be joining the fray. This marks the first time that a third-party character owned by a rival company–in this case Microsoft–has been playable in Smash.

Able to fire eggs and utilize a fast run where Kazooie carries Banjo on her back, the duo will likely be very tricky opponents. Their DLC stage is Gruntilda’s Lair, featuring appearances by the infamous witch, as well as the Jinjos during Banjo-Kazooie’s Final Smash. Banjo-Kazooie will be released in Fall 2019. You can see Banjo-Kazooie’s trailer below.

The Fighters Pass, which also contains Joker, and two other currently-unknown fighters, is available now for $24.99. What did you think of these Smashing E3 reveals? Will you be playing either of these characters upon release? Tell us in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

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