Tuesday's Nintendo Direct for E3 2019 kicked off with a look at the next character set to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Some expected an Xbox character, while others expected a certain character from the Square Enix library. The latter are right, but it's not quite the character they might have expected. It's The Hero, the protagonist from Dragon Quest 11.
The Hero brings his sword into battle, able to knock opponents into the air and parry incoming blows. He'll also have the power of the elements at his disposal, making him every bit as formidable a sword fighter as anyone from the Fire Emblem series. His abilities include Kamikaze Slash, Bounce, Snooze, and other moves that appear to be pulled out from an old-school JRPG battle menu. For those who are more old school Dragon Quest players, The Hero will get a palette swap option with other protagonists from classic Dragon Quest games.
This will help build to the upcoming release of Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition. Revealed earlier this year, it is set to release on Nintendo Switch on September 27. The Hero will be ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this summer. He'll come as part of the Fighter Pass, which is available for $24.99.