Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Dragon Quest Character

Dragon Quest XI's Hero is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Here are the details...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Dragon Quest

The Nintendo Switch is about to receive a fair bit more Dragon Quest content, it’s been revealed. The company announced two exciting pieces of news at its E3 2019 Nintendo Direct live stream: Dragon Quest will cross over with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this summer, followed by Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, which will release on the Switch later in September.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched in December 2018 and it has received a steady stream of new content in the six months since, but this latest announcement is sure to please Dragon Quest fans: the heroic protagonist from Square Enix’s series, known as The Hero, will be added to the game in a fun way.

Here’s a trailer announcing the add-on:

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Hero will be able to take on numerous different appearances, each of which nods to a different game from the Dragon Quest franchise. This will work in a similar way to Bowser Jr. and the Koopa Kids’ multiple appearances in the game.

Nintendo didn’t reveal a proper release date for the add-on content, although Summer 2019 sounds like The Hero will arrive in a few weeks’ time.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age – Definitive Edition now has a Switch release date set for Sept. 27. If you missed Dragon Quest XI the first time around, now might be the time to pick up this excellent installment, especially if you feel like taking it on the go. As we hear more about the game, and the new Smash Bros content, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

The short version is that it’s a good time to be a Dragon Quest XI fan, as the road to Dragon Quest XII, which as recently teased by Square Enix, continues.