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‘Dragon Quest XI’ Is Coming to Switch and ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Dragon Quest XI” protagonist Hero is coming to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” Nintendo announced during a Direct livestream on Tuesday during E3.

“Hero represents the main character from several games in the ‘Dragon Quest’ series,” the publisher explained in a press release. “He can take the form of the protagonist from ‘Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age,’ ‘Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation,’ ‘Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen’ and ‘Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.'”

“Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age” also hits the Switch on Sept. 27.

“Embark on a grand and epic quest as the Luminary — the hero chosen by Yggdrasil, the world tree, to save the world of Erdrea from an evil fate,” Nintendo said. “The Nintendo Switch version boasts all the sprawling content of the original game along with newly added character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, additional monsters to ride, side-quests to journey into past ‘Dragon Quest’ worlds, and the ability to change between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals. Additional enhancements include the ability to speed up battle sequences and the choice of a Japanese or English voice track.”

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11 to 13. As is tradition, however, things kicked off early on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET with Electronic Arts’ EA Play event, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium on June 8 and 9. Microsoft had its big Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. ET. Publishers Bethesda and Devolver Digital also hosted press conferences that same evening at 8:30 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.

E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.

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