Could Lara Croft be Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter?

Published: 9/Jul/2020 17:30

by David Purcell


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might have only just introduced Min Min, although a new Nintendo Switch leak appears to hint at another DLC fighter coming soon – and it might be Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. 

The multiplayer title has one of the most comprehensive rosters in the history of fighting games, although its fanbase is always looking for the next big thing to happen, in the hope of more characters being made available to play with.

Well, in the not too distant future, they might just get their wish again.

According to an apparent leak on 4Chan, from an anonymous user, a Tomb Raider collection will soon be announced.

Min Min in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Min Min, from the ARMS video game, was the latest fighter to be added to Smash.

The graphic shared in the post has not yet been confirmed by developers or publishers, but it does show Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and most importantly Nintendo Switch as a potential destination for the games.

As seen in the post below, from Twitter, ‘The Ultimate Experience’ is the name mentioned in the 4Chan leak.

Based on what we know about Smash in the past, in-game promos aren’t out of the question, and we’ve previously seen many fresh faces emerge from them as well. Square Enix also has a working relationship with Nintendo already, as seen with Cloud’s inclusion in the title.

The likes of Joker, Terry, Hero, and Byleth have all been added to the fight to help promote their respective games or franchises, and Tomb Raider (should the leak prove to be accurate) may be the next on that list, joining a group of crossovers.

While this supposed leak doesn’t confirm the arrival of Lara Croft in Smash, it does open up the possibility. That, for some players, will be nice food for thought as we grind through the next few months in-game waiting for teasers to arrive.


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.