While there were people stateside that were interested in seeing Dragon Quest's Hero join the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, there's no doubt that the reveal was much bigger over in Japan. It certainly seemed like a decision more tailored to the Japanese audience, whereas the reveal of Banjo and Kazooie seemed more squarely aimed at audiences in NA/EU. Just what did the Japanese audience think of the reveal? Check out a handful of Japanese comments from across the internet below.
I got so excited about Banjo-Kazooie that I cried! Now I gotta go buy me a Switch!!
Sakurai is really kindhearted. He listens too much to what players say. He clearly listened to the foreign audience with Banjo and stuff.
I might have to buy a Switch for Banjo and Kazooie lol
I seriously cried at Banjo-Kazooie
I never played Banjo but I did hear the bird felt really heavy to hold, so I laughed when I saw that the bird really does look heavy in the promo video.