Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Banjo-Kazooie To Roster Today - Nintendo Direct
The bear-bird duo is ready to unleash their Final Smash.
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After a surprising reveal during E3 2019, Nintendo has unveiled when Banjo-Kazooie will join the ever-growing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. The bear-bird duo is now available as the latest DLC fighter(s), the company announced during its Nintendo Direct.
The pair joins the likes of Persona 5's Joker and Dragon Quest's Hero, who released in April and July, respectively. All three characters are part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighter Pass Bundle, which retails for $25 USD / $37 AUD / £20 GBP. Both Hero and Joker run for $6 USD / $8 AUD / £5 GBP individually, so it's likely Banjo-Kazooie will cost the same for those who don't own or want the entire Fighter Pass. Piranha Plant, the party-fighter's first DLC character, was available for free for a limited time before charging $5 USD / $7 AUD / £4 GBP, the cheapest of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC fighters so far.
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With the addition of Banjo-Kazooie, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster is now larger than ever. Boasting a total of 76 fighters at launch--74 if you count Pokemon Trainer as one fighter--the party-fighter now features 80 characters in total, and there are still two more planned DLC characters for the Fighter Pass. The next of these will come from Fatal Fury. After that, even more fighters have been confirmed to be on the way, too, albeit with no specifics.
If you happen to have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can access a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate freebie. Through either the Nintendo Eshop or the in-game menu, NSO subscribers can download a new Spirit Board Challenge Pack, which comes with a bunch of helpful items for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Spirit Board mode.
In our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review, we said, "[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's] entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb."
Nintendo Direct September 2019 News
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