Dragon Quest Hero Joins the Smash Bros. Roster Today in DLC Pack 2

Posted by | July 30, 2019 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

The second of five planned post-launch DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has released today. The un-named hero from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the newest fighter to join the huge roster of video game characters in the arena fighting game.

As an added treat, the hero’s alternate costumes change his appearance to the protagonists from three other Dragon Quest games: Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

The RPG hero comes equipped with sword and shield, as well as classic Dragon Quest spells like Frizz, Zap, and Woosh.

“With the introduction of fan-favorite characters like Hero from the Dragon Quest series to the game’s expanding roster, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to assemble the largest cast of iconic video game characters ever,” said Nick Chavez, Senior VP, Nintendo of America. “We love being able to engage Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans through a steady release of exciting downloadable content, and look forward to continuing to expand on players’ game experiences on Nintendo Switch beyond launch.”

Challenger Pack 2 also includes a new stage, Yggdrasil’s Altar. The world tree is a key concept in every Dragon Quest game. The Smash Bros. stage features moving platforms that fly through different locations throughout the Dragon Quest series. The DLC pack also features orchestrated music from classic Dragon Quest games.

Alongside the release of Challenger Pack 2 is the 4.0 update that adds several new improvements and features, such as a Very Easy setting in Adventure mode, voting on winners for Spectate mode, and an in-game online tourney mode.

Challenger Pack 2 is available as a separate purchase ($5.99), as well as part of the Fighters Pass ($24.99), which includes five Challenger Packs. The first Challenger Pack was released in April and added Persona 5 protagonist Joker.

In related news, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition is releasing on Nintendo Switch on September 27.

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