i mean, at least ridley wasn't dlc. the fact is that dq in smash probably wouldn't be such a problem to western audiences if it came in the base game. square enix is stingy as fuck, though, so of course they're going to nickel and dime everything.
dq for smash is a great idea and is long overdue. as dlc, though, it's a stupid-ass move, but that's square for you. they're a load of idiots who don't know how to market shit. dlc that caters to only one country in the entire world is going to inevitably get backlash. base game additions that cater to one country aren't a problem. look at lucas, roy (debuts for these first two, not the sm4sh dlc), marth, richter, chrom, etc. they were not a problem.
it pisses me off honestly. it's gonna result in dq's good fans getting shit on. anti-dq smashers are going to be pissed off. it's going to be a hot mess once he's unveiled for both sides, and i think it all could have been solved with dq being in the base. thanks, square enix. dq's fans deserve better than this shit because now this is going to stick with them for a long-ass time.