Nintendo’s E3 showing this year opened up with a trailer for the second DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Dragon Quest’s Hero, different skins for the sword-wielding main characters of several Dragon Quest games, was revealed to be coming to Nintendo’s crossover fighter. While they were a little overshadowed by Banjo and Kazooie closing the show with their trailer, a lot of fans were still excited to get their hands on the newest DLC character, and they might get their chance soon.
Yesterday, Nintendo of America put up a video advertising the exclusive content coming to Switch in July, with a video specifically titled “Nintendo Switch – Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases – July.” It included things like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and also shows the Hero coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Since then, Nintendo has changed the title to say “Summer” rather than July.
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While it could have been a mistake, it does seem to indicate that Hero might show up sometime in the remaining two weeks of this month. Up until the day before release, Nintendo had given no release date for Joker or the game’s 3.0 update, and then simply released a video detailing both hours before they both went live.
Based on those intervals, with Joker releasing in mid-April and Hero possibly releasing in July, theoretically Banjo and Kazooie could be seen as early as October. There’s still two more DLC characters yet to be announced for the game’s season pass, as well.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available on Nintendo Switch.