A previously posted Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter leak that didn’t seem to hold much importance now has a little more legitimacy.
On December 10th, just a few days after the announcement that Persona 5‘s Joker would be the first of Ultimate‘s five DLC fighters, an anonymous user on the Japanese site 5channel claimed that fan-favorite Dragon Quest hero Erdrick will be the brawler’s second add-on character. As seen in the original post below, the Square Enix character will supposedly come with the Alefgard stage and male and female avatar options.
Stage is Alefgard
Erdrick (Male) and Erdrick (Female), two colors each of Anlucia and the Dragon Quest XI Hero
Slime appears on screen with a skill
Achieved through active collaboration on Square’s side
To the benefit of overseas marketing for the DQ series
Of course, the post wasn’t given too much attention considering it provided no sources and was posted anonymously. However, the poster’s reliability has recently changed, as another one of their predictions has come true.
In a section discussing the Persona-themed stage that will be included with Joker’s arrival in Ultimate (via Persona Central), the user also noted that Persona 5 Arena, a spin-off fighting game, had been delayed “because Arc [System Works] is busy with the development of a Granblue fighting game.” Initially, the existence of a Granblue Fantasy fighting game was just a rumor, but on December 15th Cygames officially revealed Granblue Fantasy Versus will be coming to Japan in 2019 and is being developed by Arc System Works.
While the anonymous user’s accuracy of Persona 5 Arena‘s delay doesn’t confirm Erdrick will be the next DLC fighter for Ultimate, it does make the potential leak a little more believable. Plus, Dragon Quest is one of Square Enix’s most popular and longest-running franchises, so getting a character from it for Ultimate isn’t too odd.
Of course, players will have to wait for official confirmation from Square Enix or Nintendo before getting excited. For now, owners of Ultimate can enjoy the recent patch that helped make online battles significantly smoother.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for Nintendo Switch.
Source: Persona Central