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Banjo-Kazooie and The Hero from Dragon Quest are Smash DLC Fighters

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Banjo Kazooie Smash Ultimate

During Nintendo's E3 Direct, two of the five DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were revealed. One of the announcements may have been a little more exciting than the other. That's right, after almost 20 years of fan request (and more realistically demand), Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash Bros. The trailer was a bit of a tease (check it out below), but put a smile on all of our faces.

If you haven't been around for long enough to expirience the masterpieces that were Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, here's a bit of a refresher. At the peak of the 3D-platformer collectathon craze that was the late 90s, Rareware put out a pair of games featuring a bear and a bird. Since then, Smash players have been clamoring for the beloved duo to make an appearance in Smash. It looks like we finally got our wish.

Banjo Kazooie Smash Ultimate

The character will be released this fall. Alongside Banjo comes a new stage based on Spiral Mountain and a collection of music from the series.

Earlier in the direct, The Hero from Dragon Quest IX was also announced as a DLC character. The Hero's different forms will be available in the form of alternate costumes. This is the first Dragon Quest representative in Smash Bros., so it's exciting to see the series expanding to include such an array of franchises from different developers. The Hero will be this summer.

The Hero Dragon Quest Smash Ultimate

Alongside the already released Joker (from Persona, not Batman), these DLC characters sum to include three of five promised DLC fighters. If you already purchased the fighter pack, you can simply download Banjo and The Hero when they are released. Otherwise, you can purchase either or both individually. Stay tuned as other Smash DLC fighters are revealed.

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