Banjo-Kazooie Coming to 'Smash Ultimate' as DLC in Fall 2019

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans may have thought the reveal of The Hero from the Dragon Quest series was all the news for the fighting game, but Nintendo had one more character reveal up their sleeves.

Banjo-Kazooie, the highly-requested bear and bird from the classic games from Rare Studios is coming to Smash Ultimate this Fall.

The reveal trailer returned players to Donkey Kong's house where he, Diddy Kong and King K.Rool are sleeping. A gold puzzle piece flies over the sleeping trio, which wakes them up. They look outside to see a silhouette of a bird and another animal.

It's revealed to be Duck Hunt Dog who laughs as Diddy, DK and King K. Rool look on in shock. This scene similar to the King K. Rool reveal when King Dedede was shown in silhouette to fool DK and Diddy (as well as the audience).

As Duck Hunt Dog laughs and plays around, Banjo and Kazooie drop from the sky on the other duo to the delight of everyone. Take a look at the Banjo-Kazooie reveal trailer in Smash Ultimate below.

Your favorite bear-bird duo, Banjo & Kazooie, is joining Super #SmashBrosUltimate! Grab the Fighters Pass and get ready for when Banjo-Kazooie arrive on the battlefield this fall.

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019

Many of Banjo-Kazooie's moves return for Smash Ultimate. Kazooie can launch eggs from her mouth and Banjo can walk forward while shooting eggs from Kazooie's mouth like a gun. Banjo can slam Kazooie on the ground to hit enemies and our bird friend can lay a grenade egg, that can actually be picked up by others and thrown.

Banjo and Kazooie have an up special that can help them recover and Banjo can use Kazooie as a shield to charge into opponents.

Unlike The Hero, which was leaked in a datamine, no one knew Banjo-Kazooie would be the third Fighters Pass DLC character to come to Smash Ultimate. The Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass included five fighters and stages along with tons of music. Joker from Persona 5 and the aforementioned Hero from the Dragon Quest series are the first two confirmed DLC characters.

Each are available to purchase separately, but if you want all the DLC characters you'll save money by getting the Fighters Pass.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch.

Are you excited for Banjo-Kazooie to join Smash Ultimate? Who do you hope joins the roster in the future? Let us know in the comments section below.