Nintendo revealed the next character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Switch during its Nintendo Direct presentation for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles. It’s the hero from Dragon Quest XI and many of other characters from the series. Banjo-Kazooie is also coming to the brawler.
This is the second character that’s part of the Fighters Pass, which costs $25 and will ultimately give out five new fighters. The first of them, Persona 5’s Joker, came out in April. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been a giant hit since releasing on December 7. The fighting game has sold over 13.81 million copies.
Smash Bros.’s new Dragon Quest characters are Hero from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. [I’m just sad Torneko isn’t coming — Ed.]
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of the Elusive Age is coming to Switch on September 27. The latest entry in the famous Japanese role-playing game series came out in the U.S. for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2018.
The fancy CG reveal trailer first showcased the hero from Dragon Quest XI, but others from across the series also showed up. It looks like they will all have the same move set, similar to how Bowser Jr. and all of the Koopalings are handled in the fighter.
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