Rumor: Prominent leaker Vergeben is 99 percent sure that a certain classic N64-era character is coming as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

Also still says that Erdrick is coming too

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 6, 2019 at 11:22 a.m. PDT

We're less than a week away from E3 now where we're almost assuredly going to see the next DLC character revealed that will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in hopefully the very near future.

Yesterday, we reported that a reliable leaker was teasing the inclusion of a certain Nintendo 64-era platformer mascot in Smash Ultimate, but now another prominent leaker in Vergeben has stepped forward to speak much more openly about what they believe is coming to the already massive title.

Vergeben was recently asked on GameFAQs about his thoughts about the Banjo Kazooie leaks floating around the internet right now to which he responded that their "most proven and main source" of information told them that they are 99 percent confident that Banjo is part of the Fighters Pass DLC.

The leaker went on to say that "Banjo and Kazooie is all but out right able to be confirmed as a DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on my end. A 99 percent confirmation is close enough. There is that 1 percent chance it isn't. But it is looking like Shinobi602 wasn't teasing people for no reason since I am able to say on my end that it seems to be the case that Banjo fans will surely be in for a smashing good time."

This Shinobi602 is another leaker who has teased details of games like God of War, Call of Duty WW2 and Ridley's inclusion in Smash before they were officially announced.

Shinobi, an admin on Resetera, posted on June 4 that it's "been a while since we saw Banjo in anything. Hope we’re in for a smashing good time."

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These latest rumors are also coming in alongside the fact that the merchandising company Exquisite Gaming teased that they have what appear to be Banjo figures being worked on while saying they "can't wait to bring Banjo back" with an official announcement "coming soon."

You may remember that Vergeben was the person that called out that Ridley, Simon Belmont, the Ice Climbers and Snake would be coming to Smash Bros. on the Switch weeks before Ultimate was announced — and months before the Belmonts were revealed.

His record is not spotless, however, as he claimed that a Square Enix representative would be the first DLC character released for Smash Ultimate's Fighters Pass while we instead got Joker from Persona 5.

Vergeben does still say though that Erdrick from the Dragon Quest series is definitely coming as that Square fighter which has been backed up somewhat by some code names found in the game's files previously.

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The leaker also still believes that Minecraft content will also be making its way to Smash though that doesn't necessarily mean that Steve will end up as a playable part of the roster.

He's only been partially correct in some previous posts that predicted characters like Gogeta and Jiren were coming to DBFZ which did happen, but he also claimed that Ultra Instinct and Super Saiyan 4 Goku would also be part of the roster. SSJ4 currently is only tied to Kid Goku's Super and the final spot for Season 2 appears to be taken up by Janemba which leaves no room for another Goku.

Although Banjo Kazooie is a Microsoft-owned property since the company bought out Rare in the early 2000's, Xbox's Phil Spencer has said on multiple occasions that he's on board with Nintendo using the characters for Smash Bros. — which now has a little more weight to it now that the two console makers are partnering in certain aspects like bringing Xbox Live to the Switch in some fashion.

This all goes to say that we should take these rumors with a big grain of salt even though he has been mostly correct about Smash-related information. E3 would probably be the best venue to announce something like Banjo's return to Nintendo Hardware, so we have a very good chance of learning the veracity of these claims in five days or less.

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