ARMS character revealed as next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter - Dexerto

ARMS character revealed as next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter

Published: 26/Mar/2020 16:03 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 16:12

by Calum Patterson


Nintendo have officially confirmed the next DLC character coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be a character from ARMS, in a surprise Nintendo Direct on March 26.

The fighter included in Wave 6 of the Ultimate DLC will be unique, given the extendable ‘arms’ they come equipped with, which could make them a standout contender.

It was explained that development time on the character would also be extended, asking fans to be patient for the new character.

Which ARMS character it will be exactly wasn’t revealed, and there is a large roster for them to choose from.

ARMS fighters
These are just a few of the many fighters in ARMS.

The announcement will come as a surprise to many Smash fans, and some will be disappointed that the character isn’t from another franchise.

But, we’ll have to wait until June to see if the fighter is actually a worthwhile addition to Smash. You can see the announcement from Nintendo Direct here, at around the 14-minute mark.

It’s unclear how the extendable arms would be implemented in Smash, but perhaps that’s what the extra development time is required for.

We’ll know exactly which character it is come June, which is also when they will be released.

Also noted in the March 26 Direct, anyone who is subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online can get a free trial of ARMS. So, if you’ve never tried it before, now might be the perfect time to practice for the new Smash fighter.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.