Dragon Quest's Hero revealed as the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 11, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. PDT

It's been almost two months already since we received Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but now we finally know who will be joining him as the second character in the game's Fighter Pass.

Nintendo revealed today during their E3 Direct stream that The Hero from Dragon Quest 11 will be joining Smash Ultimate as the next DLC fighter on the roster via a brand new trailer.

Along with the protagonist of the newest Dragon Quest, this DLC also appears to include the heroes from DQ 4 and 8 plus the legendary hero Erdrick, who was playable in Dragon Quest 3 and previously leaked, as interchangeably skins for the fighter.

Hero's gameplay appears to be a mix of sword and board close-quarters capabilities like Link, but he also has strong magical abilities to cover long distances.

They also appear to have a unique mechanic based around using MP to cast special skills, as we can see a pop up menu for abilities like Sizzle, Psyche Up, Oomph and Snooze.

Snooze obviously can put enemies temporarily to sleep while Bounce works to reflect projectiles back at their sender. There are more powerful skills like Kacrackle Slash, Kaclang, Zoom and Kamikazee though we don't know how exactly this will play out since we haven't seen a character breakdown yet.

For their Final Smash, the Heroes from all previous main Dragon Quest title come together for one massive strike of their blades.

We previously had Piranha Plant from the Mario series make its debut as Smash Ultimate's first DLC character in February of this year followed by Persona 5's Joker back in April. Judging by their release schedule, many assumed that the next character being Hero would come in June though we may need to wait a little longer.

A release date was not officially unveiled, but we were given a release window for Summer 2019. You can watch the Dragon Quest Hero's reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate below.

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