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'Dragon Quest’s' Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster

MANILA, Philippines – The roster of fighters for Nintendo’s popular crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just got even bigger with the addition of The Hero from Dragon Quest and Banjo-Kazooie.

Both fighters were revealed as the next DLC characters at Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, June 11 (June 12, Manila time) ahead of E3 2019.

The Hero can seemingly take the form of the different main characters in Square Enix’s long-running Dragon Quest series of games, though his primary form will likely be that of the Luminary from Dragon Quest XI. It is currently unclear if these would be mirror fighters or just alternate skins, though we're certainly hoping for the former.

The Hero from the #DragonQuest series will be joining Super #SmashBrosUltimate! Purchase the Fighters Pass now and prepare to take to the battlefield with your hero this summer. https://t.co/hJmYO8YgVN pic.twitter.com/1YzOEgEZmA — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019

 

Banjo-Kazooie, meanwhile, are the stars of a Nintendo 64 platforming game of the same name. Their addition to the game seems a lot more surprising given that the developers of the Banjo-Kazooie games, Rare, is now owned by Microsoft.

Your favorite bear-bird duo, Banjo & Kazooie, is joining Super #SmashBrosUltimate! Grab the Fighters Pass and get ready for when Banjo-Kazooie arrive on the battlefield this fall. https://t.co/hJmYO8YgVN pic.twitter.com/tsypQJpdBC — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019

 

Nintendo did not share the exact release dates for these fighters, but did mention The Hero was coming this summer while Banjo-Kazooie is expected for the fall. – Rappler.com