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{{Translation|'''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'''|大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL|Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Supesharu|Great Fray Smash Brothers Special}} is a fighting game for the Nintendo Switch and the 5th game (6th if Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS are counted as two games) in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series. It was released on December 7th, 2018 to universal acclaim.
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{{Translation|'''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'''|大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL|Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Supesharu|Great Fray Smash Brothers Special}} is a fighting game for the Nintendo Switch and the '''5'''th game ('''6'''th if ''Super Smash Bros.'' for Wii U and ''Super Smash Bros.'' for Nintendo 3DS are counted as two games) in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series. It was released on December 7th, 2018 to universal acclaim.
  
 
==''Dragon Quest'' media in ''Super Smash Bros.''==
 
==''Dragon Quest'' media in ''Super Smash Bros.''==
 
At E3 2019, the Heroes of [[Hero (Dragon Quest XI)|XI]], [[Hero (Dragon Quest III)|III]], [[Hero (Dragon Quest IV)|IV]], and [[Hero (Dragon Quest VIII)|VIII]] were announced as one character simply called the [[Hero (Super Smash Bros.)|Hero]], announced as the 3rd DLC character and the 2nd character that is part of the Fighters Pass. The character itself was released on July 30th, 2019.
 
At E3 2019, the Heroes of [[Hero (Dragon Quest XI)|XI]], [[Hero (Dragon Quest III)|III]], [[Hero (Dragon Quest IV)|IV]], and [[Hero (Dragon Quest VIII)|VIII]] were announced as one character simply called the [[Hero (Super Smash Bros.)|Hero]], announced as the 3rd DLC character and the 2nd character that is part of the Fighters Pass. The character itself was released on July 30th, 2019.
  
Alongside the Hero is a stage named [[Yggdrasil's Altar]]. The players fight on a large, gray platform that passes by the tree, which can be seen in the background; [[Slime]]s and Tockles cameo on the stage as well, and Cetacea can be seen flying in the background. The stage passes by other locations as well. Occasionally, treasure chests appear on the stage, and attacking them will yield an item; however, a [[Mimic]] will occasionally appear instead, and defeating it yields an item as a reward. Two tracks from each of the four games represented by the different Heroes appear on the stage as well, and the ending to the main ''Dragon Quest'' theme serves as the victory theme for the series.
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Alongside the Hero is a stage named [[Yggdrasil's Altar]]. The players fight on a large, gray platform that passes by the tree, which can be seen in the background; [[Slime]]s and Tockles cameo on the stage as well, and Cetacea can be seen flying in the background. The stage passes by other locations as well. Occasionally, treasure chests appear on the stage, and attacking them will yield an item; however, a [[Mimic]] will occasionally appear instead, and defeating it yields an item as a reward. Two tracks from each of the four games represented by the different Heroes appear on the stage as well, and the ending to the main ''[[Dragon Quest (series)|Dragon Quest]]'' theme serves as the victory theme for the series.
  
The Spirits from the ''Dragon Quest'' series include the Slime, [[Dracky]], [[Golem]], [[Liquid metal slime]], [[Great sabrecub]], Cetacea, and the main party from ''Dragon Quest XI'', with the Slime and Great sabrecub spirits being able to be enhanced into [[King slime]] and [[Great sabrecat]], respectively. A Spirit for the Tockles can be unlocked with save data from ''Dragon Quest XI S'' (either from the demo or the full game). Additionally, [[Veronica (Dragon Quest XI)|Veronica]], the [[Erdrick Equipment]], the [[Martial Artist]] class, and Slime all appear as costumes for the Mii Fighters, with Veronica and the Erdrick Equipment appearing as costumes for the Mii Swordfighter, the Martial Artist appearing as a costume for the Mii Brawler, and the Slime appearing as a hat.
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The Spirits from the ''Dragon Quest'' series include the Slime, [[Dracky]], [[Golem]], [[Liquid metal slime]], [[Great sabrecub]], Cetacea, and the main party from ''Dragon Quest XI'' ([[Hendrik]], [[Sylvando]], [[Erik]], [[Jade]], [[Rab]], [[Veronica (Dragon Quest XI)|Veronica]] and [[Serena (Dragon Quest XI)|Serena]], with the Slime and Great sabrecub spirits being able to be enhanced into [[King slime]] and [[Great sabrecat]], respectively. A Spirit for the [[Tockle]]s can be unlocked with save data from ''Dragon Quest XI S'' (either from the demo or the full game). Additionally, Veronica, the [[Erdrick Equipment]], the [[Martial Artist]] class, and Slime all appear as costumes for the Mii Fighters, with Veronica and the Erdrick Equipment appearing as costumes for the Mii Swordfighter, the Martial Artist appearing as a costume for the Mii Brawler, and the Slime appearing as a hat. Notably, the Slime hat is unique in that it possesses motion physics, moving around when the Mii does as well.
 
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==Gallery==
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<center><gallery>
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Image:DQXIHeroSSBU.png|XI's Hero's render.
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Image:DQIIIHeroSSBU.png|III's Hero's render.
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Image:DQIVHeroSSBU.png|IV's Hero's render.
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Image:DQVIIIHeroSSBU.png|VIII's Hero's render.
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Image:HeroIntro.png|XI's Hero, as seen in the splash art of "Heroic Encounters", the character trailer for the Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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Image:FinalSmashHeroes.png|The non-playable Heroes, as they appear in the Hero's Final Smash.
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Image:Yggdrasil'sAltar.jpg|Yggdrasil's Altar, the stage that came bundled with the Heroes.
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</gallery></center>
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The [[Mark of Erdrick]] acts as the series symbol for ''Dragon Quest'', and the ending portion of the series' famous [[overture]] acts as the victory theme.
 
*The [[Mark of Erdrick]] acts as the series symbol for ''Dragon Quest'', and the ending portion of the series' famous [[overture]] acts as the victory theme.
 
*''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' marks the first time any main series ''Dragon Quest'' character has appeared in a fighting game.
 
*''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' marks the first time any main series ''Dragon Quest'' character has appeared in a fighting game.
** Whilst Dai from ''[[Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken]]'' appeared in ''Jump Force'', another crossover fighting game, he wasn't in any of the main series ''Dragon Quest'' games at all.
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**Whilst Dai from ''[[Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken]]'' appeared in ''Jump Force'', another crossover fighting game, he wasn't in any of the main series ''Dragon Quest'' games at all.
*This is the first time since the ''[[Itadaki Street (series)|Itadaki Street]]'' series that ''Dragon Quest'' crossed over with the ''Super Mario'' and ''Final Fantasy'' franchise and the first time since ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]'' that it crossed over with various other video game properties.
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*This is the first time since the ''[[Itadaki Street (series)|Itadaki Street]]'' series that ''Dragon Quest'' crossed over with the ''Super Mario'' and ''Final Fantasy'' franchises and the first time since ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]'' that it crossed over with various other video game properties.
*Within Square Enix, there actually are restrictions that prevent certain ''Dragon Quest'' protagonists from encountering each other, but ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' was given special exception in order to have the different Heroes as alternate character costumes.
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*A ''Dragon Quest'' character had been requested for ''Smash'' for some time, but series creator Masahiro Sakurai had long considered it impossible. Sakurai created a proposal for [[Square Enix]], with some encouragement from [[Nintendo]], "passionately" expressing how he wished to use the Hero; though Sakurai would have agreed to the inclusion of [[Slime]] had Square denied him the rights to the Hero, he felt the Hero offered more options, even knowing the hurdles that would come with their inclusion. To his surprise, Square Enix agreed almost immediately, as they had appreciated Sakurai's passion and felt ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' was similar to ''[[Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age|Dragon Quest XI S]]'' as a game that brings together elements from previous games into one. According to [[Yūji Horii]], within Square Enix, there were restrictions that prevented certain ''Dragon Quest'' protagonists from encountering each other, but ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' was given special exception in order to have the different Heroes as alternate character costumes, as the restrictions have become less strict over time, especially with the mobile title ''[[Dragon Quest Rivals]]'', and knowing the popularity of ''Smash'', he wanted the Hero to join. Only the Heroes from ''[[Hero (Dragon Quest XI)|XI]]'' and ''[[Hero (Dragon Quest III)|III]]'' were originally decided for ''Smash'' but Horii allowed two more to be added, and [[Hero (Dragon Quest VIII)|the Hero from ''VIII'']] was added due to popularity overseas as one of the main factor, while [[Hero (Dragon Quest IV)|the Hero from ''IV'']] was added due to [[Hero (Dragon Quest V)|the Hero from ''V'']] not using a sword and ultimately being chosen over [[Hero (Dragon Quest)|the Hero from ''Dragon Quest'']].<ref>https://www.siliconera.com/2019/09/26/masahiro-sakurai-and-yuji-horii-discuss-smash-ultimates-hero-dlc-director-philosophy-and-more/</ref>
**Eight's addition as an alternate character costume was particularly due to requests from Western fans for the character.
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*''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' is the first game that allows the characters of ''Dragon Quest'' to fight each other.
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==References==
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== External Links ==
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* [[wikipedia:Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|Article]] on Wikipedia
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* [https://www.ssbwiki.com/Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate Article] on SmashWiki
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* [https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate Article] on StrategyWiki
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* [http://seiwanetwork.org/wiki/index.php?title=Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate Artcile] on Square Enix Wiki
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* [http://www.niwanetwork.org/wiki/Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate Article] on Nintendo Wiki
  
==Gallery==
 
<center><gallery>
 
Image:DQXIHeroSSBU.png|XI Hero's render.
 
Image:DQIIIHeroSSBU.png|III Hero's render.
 
Image:DQIVHeroSSBU.png|IV Hero's render.
 
Image:DQVIIIHeroSSBU.png|VIII Hero's render.
 
Image:HeroIntro.png|XI's Hero, as seen in the splash art of "Heroic Encounters", the character trailer for the Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
 
Image:FinalSmashHeroes.png|The non-playable Heroes, as they appear in the Hero's Final Smash.
 
</gallery></center>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:28, 9 September 2020

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate logo.png

Publisher(s) Nintendo
Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Sora, Ltd.
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Artist(s)
Composer(s) Various
Released December 7th, 2018
Price $59.99
Genre Fighting, platforming
Mode Single player, multiplayer
Platform Nintendo Switch
Series Super Smash Bros.
Rating CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 12
USK: 12
Media ROM Cartridge
Digital distribution (Nintendo eShop)
Input Nintendo Switch Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Nintendo GameCube Controller

"The Hero Draws Near!"

—The Hero's tagline from his reveal trailer.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Supesharu?, Great Fray Smash Brothers Special) is a fighting game for the Nintendo Switch and the 5th game (6th if Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS are counted as two games) in the Super Smash Bros. series. It was released on December 7th, 2018 to universal acclaim.

Dragon Quest media in Super Smash Bros.

At E3 2019, the Heroes of XI, III, IV, and VIII were announced as one character simply called the Hero, announced as the 3rd DLC character and the 2nd character that is part of the Fighters Pass. The character itself was released on July 30th, 2019.

Alongside the Hero is a stage named Yggdrasil's Altar. The players fight on a large, gray platform that passes by the tree, which can be seen in the background; Slimes and Tockles cameo on the stage as well, and Cetacea can be seen flying in the background. The stage passes by other locations as well. Occasionally, treasure chests appear on the stage, and attacking them will yield an item; however, a Mimic will occasionally appear instead, and defeating it yields an item as a reward. Two tracks from each of the four games represented by the different Heroes appear on the stage as well, and the ending to the main Dragon Quest theme serves as the victory theme for the series.

The Spirits from the Dragon Quest series include the Slime, Dracky, Golem, Liquid metal slime, Great sabrecub, Cetacea, and the main party from Dragon Quest XI (Hendrik, Sylvando, Erik, Jade, Rab, Veronica and Serena, with the Slime and Great sabrecub spirits being able to be enhanced into King slime and Great sabrecat, respectively. A Spirit for the Tockles can be unlocked with save data from Dragon Quest XI S (either from the demo or the full game). Additionally, Veronica, the Erdrick Equipment, the Martial Artist class, and Slime all appear as costumes for the Mii Fighters, with Veronica and the Erdrick Equipment appearing as costumes for the Mii Swordfighter, the Martial Artist appearing as a costume for the Mii Brawler, and the Slime appearing as a hat. Notably, the Slime hat is unique in that it possesses motion physics, moving around when the Mii does as well.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Dragon Quest is the second Square Enix franchise to be represented in Super Smash Bros., the first being Final Fantasy.
  • The Mark of Erdrick acts as the series symbol for Dragon Quest, and the ending portion of the series' famous overture acts as the victory theme.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate marks the first time any main series Dragon Quest character has appeared in a fighting game.
    • Whilst Dai from Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken appeared in Jump Force, another crossover fighting game, he wasn't in any of the main series Dragon Quest games at all.
  • This is the first time since the Itadaki Street series that Dragon Quest crossed over with the Super Mario and Final Fantasy franchises and the first time since Captain N: The Game Master that it crossed over with various other video game properties.
  • A Dragon Quest character had been requested for Smash for some time, but series creator Masahiro Sakurai had long considered it impossible. Sakurai created a proposal for Square Enix, with some encouragement from Nintendo, "passionately" expressing how he wished to use the Hero; though Sakurai would have agreed to the inclusion of Slime had Square denied him the rights to the Hero, he felt the Hero offered more options, even knowing the hurdles that would come with their inclusion. To his surprise, Square Enix agreed almost immediately, as they had appreciated Sakurai's passion and felt Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was similar to Dragon Quest XI S as a game that brings together elements from previous games into one. According to Yūji Horii, within Square Enix, there were restrictions that prevented certain Dragon Quest protagonists from encountering each other, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was given special exception in order to have the different Heroes as alternate character costumes, as the restrictions have become less strict over time, especially with the mobile title Dragon Quest Rivals, and knowing the popularity of Smash, he wanted the Hero to join. Only the Heroes from XI and III were originally decided for Smash but Horii allowed two more to be added, and the Hero from VIII was added due to popularity overseas as one of the main factor, while the Hero from IV was added due to the Hero from V not using a sword and ultimately being chosen over the Hero from Dragon Quest.[1]
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game that allows the characters of Dragon Quest to fight each other.

References

External Links