E3 2019 | The Hero of Dragon Quest is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
During the Nintendo Direct presentation for E3, they first showed a new video for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Link was shown battling various fighters that were possessed by unknown entities. After a bit of time passed, a hero emerged and saved Link. This hero was none other than…The Hero from Dragon Quest. Specifically, it was the Luminary from Dragon Quest XI. We expected this and even predicted it in our Nintendo E3 predictions. Also in those predictions was Erdrick, who is an alternate skin for The Hero. Despite having two alternate appearances already, he actually has two more. He can be the protagonist from Dragon Quest VIII, or the protagonist from Dragon Quest IV.
While there were several other rumors, it looks like Dragon Quest came out on top. It looks like he will be a formidable fighter, and he even has a unique feature. A command menu seems to allow special abilities using an MP gauge. It’s unknown if they are activated like normal special attacks or not, but only time will tell. A final smash that shows all the other heroes of Dragon Quest also seems very fitting. The Hero is set to release for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this summer. He’ll come accompanied by a new Dragon Quest XI stage, and with new music from the series as well. If you want to check out the announcement video, check it out below!