SMASH DLC – UPDATE TWO: Nintendo has confirmed that Banjo Kazooie is coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a DLC character.
As Nintendo closed their E3 2019 Direct they made the shock reveal that the N64 icon will be a downloadable character in the Smash Bros Fighters Pass.
The news comes after Nintendo earlier in the Direct revealed the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be the heroes from Dragon Quest.
The Dragon Quest DLC for Smash Bros is arriving this summer, with Banjo Kazooie getting released in Smash Bros this autumn.
In the aftermath of the big Smash Bros Banjo Kazooie announcement the Rare Twitter account posted a touching message.
The Microsoft-owned developer tweeted: “You asked. We listened. Nintendo were listening too, and we were happy to work with our old friends to make this one a reality. Banjo and Kazooie are coming to Super #SmashBrosUltimate!”
While Xbox boss Phil Spencer retweeted a Nintendo post announcing Banjo in Smash alongside the one-word message: “YES”.
SMASH DLC – UPDATE ONE: Nintendo has officially revealed the second DLC character for the Fighters Pass during their E3 2019 Direct.
Dragon Quest is the focus of the second Smash Bros DLC, with multiple characters available to choose from – including the hero from Dragon Quest XI.
The second Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC will be releasing this summer on the Nintendo Switch.
Smash DLC – Banjo Kazooie has been confirmed as a DLC character for SSBU
ORIGINAL: Smash Bros Ultimate fans will today find out about the second DLC character during the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019.
Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has already confirmed that the second Smash DLC character will be revealed during the E3 2019 Direct.
And the rumour mill is abuzz with claims about which Smash Bros character will follow Persona 5’s Joker as a DLC fighter.
It’s long been hoped that Banjo Kazooie will become available as a Smash Bros character, with fans left wondering if the N64 icon is heading to SSBU.
What was seen as one of the stumbling blocks to this happening is Microsoft have the rights to Banjo Kazooie, as they own the character’s maker Rare.
But last year Xbox boss Phil Spencer fanned the flames of this rumour, saying he’d be open to seeing Banjo in Smash Bros.
And ahead of E3 2019 rumours of a new Banjo Kazooie game, or Banjo appearing in Smash Bros, have been sparked.
The rumours come from Exquisite Gaming, a company that makes merchandise and figures for video game brands.
Smash DLC – Banjo Kazooie and Dragon Quest characters for Fighters Pass
And in the run-up to E3 2019 they tweeted: “We can’t wait to bring back Banjo, not long till we officially announce!“
Alongside the tweet was a picture of part of a new Banjo Kazooie figure that looks to be in the works at Exquisite Gaming.
In response to the tweet one Twitter user pointed out Exquisite Gaming has released new figures previously to coincide with game releases.
So a Spyro figure was released for Spyro: Reignited Trilogy and a Crash figure Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy.
Smash DLC – It’s rumoured that Banjo Kazooie could be the next Smash Bros character
It remains to be seen if this new Banjo figure is being launched to coincide with a new game, or Smash Bros DLC, or neither.
Elsewhere another leak, which seemingly revealed Joker as the first DLC character, also allegedly revealed the full roster for the Fighters Pass.
It’s claimed the DLC characters coming to Smash Bros are Dragon Quest’s Erdrick, Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa, Minecraft’s Steve and DOOM guy.
And finally, ahead of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct a petition has been started to get Waluigi in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Smash DLC – Fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that Waluigi finally gets added
The petition, which you can click here to sign, is looking for 50,000 signatures – and at the time of writing has received over 48,000.
The new Smash Bros DLC character will be revealed during the Nintendo Direct for E3 2010 which is kicking off at 5pm BST today.
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