Update: Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears in Nintendo's new Summer content trailer

Trailer could be pointing to the character's release window

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 17, 2019 at 6:42 a.m. PDT

Update: Nintendo has renamed the title of their "Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases" trailer so that it now reads Summer instead of July. It is unclear why the change was made as it could have been unintentional, inaccurate or altered for a different reason. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and Fire Emblem: Three Houses are set with July release dates, and the new season of Fortnite with a likely July release window which leaves Dragon Quest's Hero DLC as the big question mark still.

Earlier: Nintendo has released a "Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases" trailer for the month of July. Curiously, we got another glimpse of the Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the course of the video.

Remember that the Hero is supposed to be released in Summer 2019. Although no new footage was shown of the Hero, it is heavily implied that the Hero will be made available in July — this very month.

The only caveat is that the clips shown of the Hero in Smash could simply fall under the "Fan-Favorites" section rather than the "Newest Releases."

We decided to look at previous trailers that have been released by Nintendo that follow this style, and we were only able to find one for the months of April and May. It was released on April 29, 2019.

Notably, Joker was featured in the video as one of the newest releases in a similar vein to what was shown for the Hero in this trailer. However, it's worth noting that Joker was made available on April 17 — 12 days before this trailer.

The Hero can be released on any day at this point. Curiously, some unknown private Smash video has yet to be made public. This newest fighter could be releasing sooner than expected.

Dragon Quest's Hero is the third combatant of the Fighters Pass. While it is normally about $25 to purchase the pass, buying from Amazon or Target right now will discount the price to $20.

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