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On 6/18/2019 at 4:53 PM, eal said:

Speaking of, when’s Captain N’s turn to get into Smash?

Honestly I'd like the to see him included too, but I'm guessing he might count more as a property of DiC.  That said though, I'd double the narm charm and add Segata Sanshiro.

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So Sakurai was talking about the Hero (and Banjo Kazooie) in the latest issue of Famitsu, which you can read about below.

 

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Again, thanks to @japaneseswitch for the supporting this translation. Check out their page for news about Nintendo straight from Japan.

This is Sakurai column 582 titled, "The Hero Joins the Battle! Banjo and Kazooie also Join the Battle!"

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Starting off, he discusses Hero. The day has finally come when Sakurai could work on Dragon Quest. Thinking about Dragon Quest, Sakurai wanted to include the legendary Command Prompt.
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Sakurai decided that the command window would appear and have random spells and attacks that could be chosen. Then he decided to add a MP system as well.D9_63BDUcAA9mNM.png

 

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There is actually a restriction on which DQ protagonists can fight with each other, but Smash was given special permission. (DQ VIII was a request from Western fans)D9_78IOUYAATqMg.png

 

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Reviewing the history of the DQ series, Sakurai felt nervous about including such a legendary series. He decided that the Final Smash would have past characters from DQ to showcase the series.D9_9DeMVUAAgRBN.jpg

 

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The decision to add voice acting was made afterwards. At the start of development, it was planned to have The Hero silent as typical in DQ. However, with DQ XI S, SE added voice actors, so the plans were changed. So other Heroes will have voice actors and they will be announced later.

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I'm a little confused: "random spells"? 🤔

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It’s probably a mistranslation. Sakurai is known to word things oddly/vaguely, so we’re going to have to wait and see what exactly he meant.

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I'm curious about the restriction on which characters can fight one another. Like what does this mean exactly and why would there be such a restriction on character interaction, or am I reading this wrong?

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1 hour ago, Flute_Warrior said:

I'm curious about the restriction on which characters can fight one another. Like what does this mean exactly and why would there be such a restriction on character interaction, or am I reading this wrong?

It says “with” each other so I’m not sure if that refers to “with,” as in “together” or “with” as in “against” each other.

If it’s against each other, that situation sort of reminds me of something that was said in an episode of How Did This Get Made, where Paul Scheer made a claim that it’s in the Fast and the Furious, the actors have it in their contracts that they can’t lose fights.

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I'm thinking the restriction is the same one that prevented the heroes from meeting in DQH and the Fortune Street games.  I'm thinking due to the timeline differences it wouldn't even make sense canonically for the heroes to meet up and fight together.  That's probably what they were getting at.

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From left to right we have heros 5,2,7,1,6,9, and I'm blanking on the guy with the goggles, is he supposed to be from 10?

(Yes, I know #5 isn't actually the "hero" in 5.) 

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From left to right we have heros 5,2,7,1,6,9, and I'm blanking on the guy with the goggles, is he supposed to be from 10?
(Yes, I know #5 isn't actually the "hero" in 5.) 
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From left to right we have heroes from 5, 10, 7, 1, 6, 9, and 2. Goggles is 2. Red dude is X.

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So Nintendo uploaded the "Nintendo Switch - Fan-Favories & Newest Releases - Summer" trailer on YouTube today. Starting from 0:14 in the video, Nintendo showcased the Hero footage from E3 2019, mentioning that "the Hero joins the battle". And GoNintendo speculated that this trailer indicates that the Hero is set to be released later this month.

Do you think there's a good chance the Hero will be available for download later this month?

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