REDMOND, Wash., July 30, 2019 – A Hero draws near! Starting later today, Hero from the game for the Nintendo Switch system. In a new video, Nintendo not only showcased the Hero in action, but also unveiled the Yggdrasil’s Altar stage and several orchestrated music tracks from classic games coming to . All of this new content will be available to players who own theFighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 2 separately*. To view the video in its entirety, visit https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/.series enters the battle as a new playable fighter in the
“With the introduction of fan-favorite characters like Hero from the series to the game’s expanding roster continues to assemble the largest cast of iconic video game characters ever,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We love being able to engage fans through a steady release of exciting downloadable content, and look forward to continuing to expand on players’ game experiences on Nintendo Switch beyond launch.”
Hero enters the arena equipped with a sword and shield, and wielding familiar spells like “Frizz,” “Zap” and “Woosh.” The character comes with additional alternate character designs that represent the main characters from several games in the series. He can take the form of the protagonists from , the latest title coming to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27; ; ; and . This is the first time ever that all four heroes from these games are fighting together.
Players who own the Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 2 separately will also have access to a new stage, Yggdrasil’s Altar, which features the great mythical tree from many games. The stage is full of moving platforms, which fly through different locales that fans might recognize, and even features some familiar (slimy) faces in the background. Orchestrated music tracks from classic titles will also be coming to alongside Hero and the Yggdrasil’s Altar stage.
Along with the release of Hero later today, a free software update to will also be available, which adds an in-game online tourney mode**, a “Very Easy” setting in the single-player Adventure mode and the ability to predict the winner in Spectate mode, among other features.
By purchasing the Fighters Pass, players will get access to five Challenger Packs as they release. Each pack includes a new playable fighter, a new stage and music tracks. Joker from 5 is available now, with Hero joining today and iconic characters Banjo & Kazooie coming this fall. Two additional characters, who have not yet been revealed, are also part of the robust Fighters Pass.
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*Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online