As promised, Nintendo shared a load of new details about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s next DLC character, the Hero from Dragon Quest, during today’s special video presentation. Not only did game director Masahiro Sakurai give us a detailed look at the Hero’s moves, he confirmed when the DLC fighter will go live, and it’s very soon.
The Hero will join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster today, July 30. This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It was expected the Hero would release this month when he was featured among July’s other big Nintendo Switch releases in a recent promotional video.
The Hero is included as part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass, which costs $25 USD and grants owners access to five DLC characters as they’re released, including the already available Joker from Persona 5 and the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie. Each DLC fighter can also be purchased individually for $6 USD and comes with a brand-new stage, an assortment of music tracks drawn from their series, and a handful of new unlockable Spirits.
The aforementioned Banjo-Kazooie are the next DLC characters on the way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The bear and bird duo are slated to arrive sometime this fall, although no release date has been announced just yet. Nintendo still has two other unannounced fighters on the way to the game by February 2020.