Of course the Smash Bros. Ultimate community knew about the next upcoming fighter DLC for some time now. What was never mention by Nintendo is when we would be able to get our little grubby hands on it. Well my fellow smahers...THAT TIME IS NOW!
Series creator Masahiro Sakurai took some time out of his busy schedule to host a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct this morning. Of course, the latest fighter, Dragon Quest's Hero, was the star of the show as majority of the direct's airtime was used to fully breakdown the character. We got a ton of information including everything from the fighter's design details to his 'B-specials'. Speaking of which, 'Hero' has access to the largest moveset of any character in Smash Bros. history all thanks to his new down B special that grants the player access to numerous randomize spells. These spells include everything from the very useful healing power(heals 11% of damage) to the very trolly self destruct move that blows up you and your opponent.
Looking at the above video one would think that Hero is already broken and, they would not be alone as several top competitive Smash players also seem wary of his apparent strength despite spending zero time playing as him. These include:
But enough of the overpowered new character and more about that sweet sweet 4.0 patch. I must say, based on what was discussed in the direct, I was fairly disappointing. The update includes a new “very easy” difficulty setting for Adventure mode, an online tourney mode (which as of right now only allows random preset rules), and the option to predict the winner of a match in Spectator mode. Final Smash meters also drain and expire now. I welcome the returned of betting in spectator mode but the introduction of the stage builder and the surprisingly robust video editor makes the 3.0 update the better of the two.
Once again The Hero from Dragon Quest is available right now and can be purchase individually for $5.99 or as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass. Similar to the last Joker DLC this also comes bundled with a fighter, stage, and music. For more Nintendo gaming check out the review roundups for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.