Yet another leak suggests that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch would be getting characters from Dragon Quest. Dataminer Jam1Garner discovered three codenames for upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters in the game’s data. These include codenames for Joker from Persona 5 and the Piranha Plant from the Mario Bros. series, one of them, codenamed ‘Brave’ may be Erdrick, the hero of Dragon Quest 3, the ‘Hero’ class in Dragon Quest is known as Yusha in Japan which translates to Brave. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is slated to receive five new downloadable fighters through its paid season pass that’s referred to as a ‘Fighters Pass’.
“It has also been confirmed that the data for ‘Brave’ was added in the Day One patch (1.1.0) while Piranha Plant and Joker were always present in the base game,” reads a post on popular gaming forum ResetEra that had Jam1Garner’s findings. “This may imply that ‘Brave’ is earlier in development than the other two DLC characters.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve had a leak regarding Dragon Quest featuring in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
According to reports, Nintendo’s fighting game could see the addition of Erdrick as a playable fighter, Dragon Quest’s Slim mascot appearing on screen, and the level being Alefgard. First reported by Persona Central, the site also claims that this collaboration is taking place to “the benefit of overseas marketing for the DQ [Dragon Quest] series”. In addition to this, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate getting Dragon Quest XI’s hero has been “achieved through active collaboration on Square [Enix]’s side”.
This isn’t all, Persona Central also has details on what to expect when Persona 5’s Joker is made available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For one, the stage included is Momentos from Persona 5 and Persona mascot Jack Frost will be on screen with a skill too. The report also suggests that a complete edition of Persona 5 known as P5R is in the works alongside a Persona fighting game called Persona 5 Ultimate. The former is out in 2019 while the latter is delayed due to developer Arc System Works developing Granblue Fantasy Versus – a fighting game set in the popular mobile RPG universe.
At The Game Awards 2018, Nintendo showed off Persona 5 protagonist Joker as the first addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster post-launch outside of Piranha Plant. Joker will come with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Pack 1. Each downloadable content (DLC) pack will be sold separately and contains a character, stage, and music. You can also buy the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass to get them all. Sadly there were no details regarding how Joker would play or what else we could expect when he is added to the game.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass will include all downloadable content (DLC) for the game for $24.99 (around Rs. 1,750) with a promise of content until February 2020. As for the DLC itself, there will be five sets of it, each containing a character, stage, and music track. If bought separately, DLC would cost $5.99 (close to Rs. 420).