Super Smash Bros Ultimate Adds Dragon Quest Hero To The Roster (VIDEO)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been teasing several upcoming characters to arrive in the Nintendo Switch brawler, the next slated to be the Hero from the Dragon Quest series. As revealed in a new livestream presentation, game director Masahiro Sakurai has now unveiled a quartet of “Hero” fighters, each of them made available in-game as part of the touted Challenger Pack 2.
Bringing together four iterations of the Hero from the Dragon Quest series, Sakurai introduced each new combatant for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. First was the Hero from the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S (a.k.a. “Eleven”), the “Darkspawn” who carries the Supreme Sword of Light. Dragon Quest III’s Hero (a.k.a. “Arusu”) wields the series’ iconic Edrick sword and shield, while we also see Dragon Quest IV’s Hero (a.k.a. “Solo”), ancestor of the titular bride from Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Of course, the pack also includes Hero from Dragon Quest VIII (a.k.a. “Eight”), complete with his faithful mouse Munchie and the Dragovian king sword.
Shown in the above video (at 13:54), Challenger Pack 2 additionally includes Yggdrasil’s Altar, a new fighting stage based on Dragon Quest XI S as well as a bevy of game music featured throughout the long-running series. Currently available on Nintendo Switch, the Challenger Pass for Super Smash Bros Ultimate is out now for $24.99 USD, which grants access to Joker as well as future DLC like the recently-confirmed Banjo-Kazooie. Those who only want the Dragon Quest Hero pack can also pick it up individually for $5.99 USD.
Apart from the Challenger Pass, the game’s Mii Fighters will also receive new costume pieces based on these Dragon Quest heroes (seen at 17:41) including costumes based on IX’s Veronica, the Erdrick Armor, as well as the Martial Artist class featured from the series. Additionally, there’s a hat based on the series’ well-known blue Slime enemy, because of course there is. Each cosmetic is to go on sale for $0.75 USD each.
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is out now for Nintendo Switch.
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