Update: It seems that the character will arrive later in North America today, while the European release will technically fall into July 31st due to time zone differences. This adds up to the recent Twitter error from Nintendo of Europe.
Original article: Dragon Quest 's The Hero will later be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo has confirmed today.
The announcement comes from a video presentation moderated by none other than the director of the series, Masahiro Sakurai, who gives us a detailed insight into the fighter's behavior in the game. Along with the release of Hero, there will be a free software update today that features an online tournament mode in-game, a "very easy" single-player adventure mode setting, and the ability to predict the winner in Spectate mode, among others.
If you're hoping to get the character into your own hands, The Hero will be available in a standalone challenger pack for £ 5.39 / $ 5.99 or as part of the season pass granted to you have access to all five DLC characters (including the already available Joker and the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie). The Fighters Pass costs £ 22.49 / $ 24.99.
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