New Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest Hero Smash Ultimate images appear

Banjo-Kazooie are sporting a wonderfully pink alternate skin in these new Smash Ultimate screenshots.

New screenshots for Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest Hero in Smash Ultimate have been released.

On Tuesday this week Nintendo produced the rare double whammy, sending Japanese audiences wild with the introduction of Dragon Quest Hero to Smash Ultimate, then following it up with Banjo-Kazooie to set Western fans’ hearts ablaze.

While we got a nice look at both of the characters in action during the Direct, there’s no such thing as too much Smash. The Dragon Quest Hero has been officially added to the Smash Bros Ultimate website with some images, but Banjo is still greyed out. Thankfully, Nintendo has thoughtfully released some extra screens of both characters on their Japanese website.

Smash Ultimate new Dragon Quest Hero Screenshots
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New Dragon Quest Hero images Smash Ultimate
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Dragon Quest Hero Image Smash Ultimate
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The new Smash Ultimate screenshots include some high-quality renders of the Dragon Quest Hero cast, and we also get a glimpse of one of Banjo-Kazooie’s alternate skins, which is giving off a decidedly Care Bear vibe.

Banjo-Kazooie Smash Ultimate screenshots
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New Banjo-Kazooie Smash Ultimate images
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Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros Ultimate screenshots
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Look a bit closer to the images of the Banjo-Kazooie level and you’ll spot not only Gruntilda, but Mumbjo Jumbo too. What effect will they have on the stage. We’ll have to wait and see! Here’s hoping Gruntilda has an insulting rhyme for each of the characters.

Banjo-Kazooie stage smash ultimate
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Smash Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie stage
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The Dragon Quest Hero will be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Summer 2019, as part of Fighter Pass 1 or purchasable separately. Banjo-Kazooie will be coming in Fall 2019, also as part of Fighter Pass 1 or purchasable separately. Both characters will come with their own stages, complete with excellent music. If you haven’t already checked out the Banjo-Kazooie music released by Grant Kirkhope, do yourself a favor.

Are you excited for Dragon Quest Hero and Banjo-Kazooie to debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Which is your favorite character? Let us know in the comments below. Once they’re released, be sure to check our Smash Ultimate tier list to see how they shape up against the rest of the cast!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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