DLC leak for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes some surprising new characters - Dexerto

DLC leak for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes some surprising new characters

Published: 4/Jan/2019 11:28 Updated: 4/Jan/2019 11:41

by Matt Porter


New leaks have revealed a list of characters expected to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in a future DLC pack, with some surprising names included that Smash fans may be shocked to see.

First reported by GearNuke, the leaks have come from 5Channel, a Japanese forum where information about Smash Bros. Ultimate and other Nintendo Switch games has been found.

On January 3, a post from early December was found that seems to contain a list of characters who will be included in the game as DLC in the future.

The leak suggests that Ubisoft’s Rayman will finally be included in the DLC pack – the character was rumored to make an appearance in the base game back in September. The yellow haired character failed to make an appearance in the game when it was released, but could be on his way in the future.

Erdick from the Dragon Quest series was also mentioned, alongside Ryu Hayabusa from the Ninja Gaiden franchise and Marine from DOOM, with the leaker suggesting that all three will release new titles in 2019, and these characters will be introduced to Smash Bros. to promote them.

Finally, Steve from Minecraft was also named as a character set to come to the fighting franchise, with two Pallet Swaps coming in the form of Alex and a Master Chief costume from Halo. Steve was also rumored to be included in the base game, but the leak states he will now be released in Smash to promote DLC for Minecraft Dungeons.

Steve from Minecraft could be making an appearance in the game.

There is currently no information regarding when these new characters may become available, however the leaker suggests we will get more information at E3 2019 in June, while another Nintendo Direct presentation is set to take place this month.

Of course, all of these characters are just rumors and may be incorrect. Still, seeing Rayman and Steve from Minecraft in Super Smash Bros. would make for an incredible experience for Smash fans. 


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 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!

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.