Nintendo Teases Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Hero DLC Release Date

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There's been rumors circulating for awhile that Nintendo is going to release Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character -- Hero, the protagonist of Dragon Quest XI -- any day now, and a new tease suggests there's something to these numerous rumors. Recently, Nintendo released a video titled "Nintendo Switch - Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases - July," featuring multiple notable Nintendo releases this month. Included was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Hero. Perhaps realizing its mistake, Nintendo quickly changed the title from "July" to a more generic "Summer."

Now beyond the suspicious name change, the trailer only features July releases, plus the already available Fortnite. In other words, it seems like the first title was the right one. Further, if it was a tease of its summer line-up, why wasn't Astral Chain included, which is coming to Nintendo Switch in August? Doesn't add up. And so it looks like Nintendo accidentally revealed that Hero will be added to the platform fighter very soon, presumably next week.

Of course, this unconfirmed information, so take it with a grain of salt, but the evidence is starting to pile up. That said, after Hero arrives, Banjo-Kazooie will be up next. The pair are currently scheduled to release sometime this fall. And after the Nintendo 64 characters join the roster, only two spots will be left. And at the moment of publishing, there's been no word of who fill these two spots, though various rumors have suggested Waluigi, Doom Slayer, or Shantae could be in the mix.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for the Nintendo Switch and the Switch only. For more news, media, and information on the critically-acclaimed and best-selling platform fighter, be sure to peep all of our previous and extensive coverage of the platform fighter by clicking right here.


"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has so much meaningful content that it’s easy to forget it’s a fighting game at its core, but at least one fact rings true just a few days after the game’s release: 'Ultimate' is a fitting – and perhaps the only – way to describe Nintendo’s biggest Smash Bros. experience to date," reads the opening of our review.

"Between a robust single-player component that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sorely lacked and the ever-present competitive modes like VS and online play, there’s a lot to unpack in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. More than 50 hours of gameplay have given some insight into the game's many modes, and it's evident that the hype around the fighting game was absolutely warranted."