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Completed Smash Ultimate character screen hints at a third Fighters Pass

Published: 11/Jun/2020 23:57 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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With six fighters still coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate with Fighters Pass Volume 2, one question players have had is “will there be a third?”. A newly-created render of what the character select screen will look like once Volume 2 is completed may provide some insight into that question.

Whenever a new fighter is added, the character select screen changes ever so slightly to adjust for their addition and center the board with the bottom row consisting of less than the upper two.

There’s also two forms of the character select screen – one with Echo fighters stacked and one without. The one without the stacks is primary, while the one with puts the Echo fighters such as Dark Samus and Dark Pit in the upper right hand corner of a character’s square.

With some modding help, Redditor epicmartin7_ created a mockup of both screens once the six upcoming fighters are released.

“You can add CSS squares just by changing some parameter values. In this case, I enabled some CSS UI entries they have for Bosses in WoL and Classic mode,” he explained.

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The stacked Echo fighters screen is perfectly balanced.

The most interesting thing about the mockup for the standard character select screen is that there will be just enough room for four additional fighters once Volume 2 is completed.

However, on the stacked Echo fighters version, the screen matches up perfectly with no empty spaces available.

One theory is that there will be four final Echo fighters to round out the roster. This would allow for both screens to be perfectly balanced – as all things should be.

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Could we be getting four new Echo fighters?

Could there be a final Fighters Pass consisting of only Echo fighters? Only time will tell. Until then, here’s our list for five Echo fighters we want to see in Smash Ultimate.

All that’s known thus far is that the next DLC fighter will be from the ARMS franchise and released later in June. The remaining fighters in Volume 2 are scheduled to all be out by the placeholder date of December 31, 2021.

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How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.

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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 store.nintendo.com.
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!

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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
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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.