Dragon Quest's Hero is now available to play in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the launch of Version 4.0.0 update

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 30, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. PDT

Hero is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Version 4.0.0 is now accessible.

In addition to this, Nintendo has released patch notes that detail exactly what was changed. Although a vast majority of the cast was altered, some fighters received no changes.

A number of the adjustments are focused on fixing issues that were created as a result of the last balance patch, version 3.1.0. For example, Little Mac is no longer able to reduce the recovery of his third jab with precise timing and certain multi-hit moves no longer kill ridiculously early if all the hits don't connect correctly.

Ivysaur was probably the character hits with the most nerfs. Side special, up special, and down aerial all received adjustments that reduced their overall effectiveness. On the other hand, Charziard received a number of beneficial buffs.

Other fighters that got some helpful changes include Ridley, Corrin, Lucas, Mewtwo, Piranha Plant, Isabelle, Olimar, Pit, and Dark Pit. It's currently unknown how much this will affect their overall performance.

Check out all the detailed notes below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 4.0.0

• Very Easy difficulty has been added to Adventure mode.
• Snapshots can be added to the time line in Edit Video. Only snapshots taken via the pause menu can be used; screenshots taken using the Capture Button cannot be used. In addition, snapshots taken from custom stages cannot be used.
• Steel, grass, sponge, paper, and yarn terrains have been adjusted in Stage Builder. After this update, stages created in versions 3.1.0 and older may behave differently. In addition, the way thumbnails are displayed has been adjusted.

• The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
— Slime
— Dracky
— Great Sabrecub
— Golem
— Liquid Metal Slime
— Cetacea
— Hero's Comrades

• Online:
— Online Tourney mode has been added. While a tourney is open, please check rules and more within Online Tourney.
— A Support function to predict the winner of a Spectate battle and earn points has been added. The points can be exchanged for in-game items and gold.
— Videos can now be played repeatedly in Shared Content. In addition, a "Yeah" will be added automatically whenever you save posted content.

• The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
— Hero Challenger Pack
— Erdrick's Helmet + Armour
— Martial Artist Wig + Gi
— Veronica's Hat + Outfit
— Slime Hat

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

• When the Final Smash Meter is fully charged, you will be unable to unleash the Final Smash if you don't use it within a set period of time. Note that this change will not affect Spirits mode.

• Universal:
— Characters who carry shields can now shieldstun shuffle when blocking a projectile with their shield.
— The max combo count in Training will stop counting when the opponent can move.
— Shortened the distance opponents can hitstun shuffle when attacked by the Daybreak item.
— A fighter on the ground will now be launched after one hit from the Thwomp assist trophy.

Mario

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Donkey Kong

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Bayonetta

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Bowser

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Corrin

• Side Smash Attack: Extended launch distance.
• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.
• Side Special: Reduced vulnerability when jumping after stabbing the ground.
• Up Special: Extended vertical and horizontal distance.

Fox

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Greninja

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Isabelle

• Basic Movements: Extended distance of forward and backward dodging.
• Neutral Attack 1: Made it easier to hit multiple times.
• Up Smash Attack: Extended launch distance.
• Down Special: Increased attack speed of the Lloid attack.

• Side Special:
— Extended launch distance of upward throws.
— Increased the speed of the grab detection.

Joker

• Down Special: While Arsene is summoned, projectiles that deal 50% or more damage cannot be reflected.

Ken

• The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Link

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
• Up Special: Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Little Mac

• Neutral Attack 3: Depending on the timing of continuing from neutral attack 2 to neutral attack 3, neutral attack 3 will no longer decrease vulnerability.

Lucas

• Dash Attack: Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
• Up Smash Attack: Extended the invincibility time at the start of the move.
• Up Air Attack: Reduced vulnerability.
• Side Special: Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.

• Side Tilt Attack:
— Increased the range at the beginning of the move.
— Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.

Mewtwo

• Reduced the area of the tail that can take damage.
• Down Smash Attack: Reduced vulnerability.
• Backward Throw: Increased power.

• Up Smash Attack:
— Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
— Extended launch distance.

• Side Special:
— Increased attack speed.
— Increased the speed to reflect projectiles.

Mii Brawler

• Basic Movements: Reverted falling speed to match version 3.0.0.
• Up Special 1: Extended launch distance.

• Neutral Special 2:
— Increased attack speed.
— Extended launch distance.

Mii Gunner

• Up Smash Attack:
— Made it easier to hit multiple times. — Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Mii Swordfighter

• Neutral Special 3: Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Mr. Game & Watch

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Olimar

• Side Smash Attack:
— Increased the distance for Purple Pikmin.
— Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for Purple Pikmin.

Pac-Man

• Neutral Special: Will no longer drop the Bonus Fruit while charging the neutral special even if flipped left or right with attacks like Mario’s side special.

Peach / Daisy

• Neutral Special: When blocking an attack from the rear, Toad’s counterattack will hit opponents easier.
• Up Special: Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Piranha Plant

• Dash Attack: Adjusted launch angle.
• Up Tilt Attack: Reduced vulnerability.

• Side Special:
— Capped the attack-power increase when repeatedly reflected.
— Increased attack speed.
— Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.

• Down Special:
— Reduced vulnerability.
— Increased the power against shields.
— Shortened the charge time until reaching max charge.

Pit / Dark Pit

• Neutral Attack 1: Increased attack speed.
• Up Tilt Attack: Reduced vulnerability.
• Down Smash Attack: Extended launch distance when hit with the first attack.
• Back Air Attack: Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
• Down Air Attack: Extended launch distance when hitting an opponent in the air with a meteor effect.

Pokemon Trainer

• Down Special: The invincibility time for grabbing edges is no longer shortened when performing a Pokémon Change in the air and then grabbing an edge.

Ivysaur

• Side Special: Reduced attack speed and increased vulnerability.
• Up Special: Shortened launch distance for the high-damage range when using the attack in the air.

• Down Air Attack:
— Reduced the range of the strong launching attack.
— Shortened the launch distance when the weak launching attack hits.

Charizard

• Side Tilt Attack: Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
• Up Smash Attack: Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.
• Forward Throw: Extended launch distance.
• Side Special: Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.

• Side Smash Attack:
— Increased power.
— Extended launch distance.

• Neutral Air Attack:
— Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
— Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.

R.O.B.

• Neutral Attack 1: Reduced the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when hit with the tip’s attack range.

Ridley

• Back Air Attack: Increased power.
• Dash Attack: Increased attack range.

• Up Smash Attack:
— Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
— Extended launch distance.

• Up Air Attack:
— Increased the high-damage range.
— Made easier to hit the high-damage range.

• Side Special:
— Reduced vulnerability when jumping after grabbing an opponent.
— Extended launch distance when throwing an opponent at the edge.

• Up Special:
— Increased attack speed.
— Increased movement speed.

Rosalina & Luma

• Basic Movements: Rosalina can be more easily grabbed from the front when walking, crouching, and shielding when Luma is following.
• Neutral Attack 1: Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
• Side Smash Attack: Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
• Up Smash Attack: Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.

Ryu

• The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Samus / Dark Samus

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
• Up Smash Attack: Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Sheik

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Simon / Richter

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Snake

• Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Sonic

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Toon Link

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Villager

• Up Smash Attack: Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Yoshi

• Side Smash Attack: Reduced the range opponents will be pushed while charging.

Zero Suit Samus

• Down Air Attack: Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Source: Nintendo.

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