Smash Bros leaks are picking up for the next Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character. While many names, such as Banjo Kazooie and Crono, have been brought up, it looks like the next DLC character will be from Dragon Quest. In fact, there’s a lot of evidence for Erdrick in Smash Bros Ultimate. Here’s the latest.
Smash Bros Leaks – Dragon Quest Erdrick in Smash Bros Ultimate
Many Smash Bros Ultimate DLC leaks claim that Nintendo will bring a new Square Enix character to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. While many fans would hope for Crono, Sephiroth or Sora, it seems Erdrick from Dragon Quest is the next DLC character.
Erdrick has been brought up in many leaks of varying credibility. However, reputable leaker Vergeben claims Erdrick is in Smash Bros Ultimate.
Vergeben has made many correct leaks in the past. This includes correctly stating that Isabelle, Ken, Incineroar, and Piranha Plant would make the Smash Bros Ultimate roster.
Evidence for Erdrick in Smash Bros Ultimate
GameFAQs user imnotmark10 also made a very convincing case for Erdrick’s inclusion. His post includes a lot of evidence that points to Erdrick in Smash Bros Ultimate, including multiple leaks and rumors.
Interestingly, Shinya Kumazaki, a designer of the Kirby series, recently posted a picture on Instagram of Kirby with “The brave’s shield.” The shield is Erdrick’s from Dragon Quest, and even has his Japanese name “Roto”.
Smash Bros Ultimate data miners found that the codename for the next DLC character is “Brave”. This makes it seem even more likely that Erdrick will make it to the Smash Bros DLC roster.
Data leaks also found out some of the stats for the “Brave” new character. Brave has a weight of 89 (close to Cloud and Mega Man). He also has a running speed of 1.74 (between Young Link and Kirby). He will have no rapid jab, crawl or wall jump.
It’s also interesting to note that Dragon Quest 11 S is set to come to the Switch this year. The reveal of Erdrick will likely coincide with the release date.