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Director Masahiro Sakurai featured in a new video presentation released on Tuesday, offering “an in-depth look” at the upcoming DLC Fighter alongside confirmation of the release dates.
The Hero Challenger Pack will be available to purchase individually for $5.99 USD / £5.39, or as part of the Fighters Pass.
In the new video, Sakurai confirmed that a selection of Dragon Quest music will be added to Smash Bros., including tracks from Dragon Quest 3, 4 and more. Spirits based on the Dragon Quest series have also been added.
In addition, Extra Mii Fighter Costumes – Round 2 will also release July 30 featuring costumes based on Dragon Quest, priced at $0.75 / £0.70 each.
Nintendo also confirmed that version 4.0 of Smash Bros. Ultimate will release today. It adds a new Adventure Mode ‘very easy’ difficulty, the ability to predict the winner in Spectator Mode, an Online Tournament mode and more.
Because this update will include fighter adjustments, it’s warned that replay data from previous versions will be incompatible.
Hero will represent a number of Dragon Quest games. Much like certain Smash Bros fighters have different characters assigned to their alternate costumes (like Bowser Jr and the Koopalings), The Hero’s appearance can change too depending on which costume you choose.
His default design is that of the protagonist from Dragon Quest XI, but by switching costumes you can also play as the heroes from Dragon Quest III, Dragon Quest IV and Dragon Quest VIII.
The third DLC fighter, Banjo-Kazooie, will then arrive in the fall.
Sakurai has previously spoken of his satisfaction with the result of Grant Kirkhope’s Smash Bros. music.