Dragon Quest Hero coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate July 30 - Dexerto
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Dragon Quest Hero coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate July 30

Published: 30/Jul/2019 15:21 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 15:58

by Paul Cot

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A new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter is coming July 30 (July 31 in Europe). Dragon Quest’s Hero character is the latest fighter to be introduced to the ever-growing roster.

Finally, The Hero arrives

The Hero from Dragon Quest follows the most recent addition of Persona 5’s Joker. Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros series, revealed the new character in a livestream where he detailed The Hero’s skillset and gave us a glimpse of Yggdrasil’s Altar, the new Dragon Quest themed stage. This was no secret though, as the next character had previously been given away in a July video.

On top of the new character and stage, it was also announced that there will be eight orchestrated music tracks from various Dragon Quest titles, as well as new Mii fighter costumes.

NintendoThe lineup of all four heroes…

Unfortunately, The Hero from Dragon Quest isn’t free unless you’re the owner of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass. If not, it will cost you $5.99.

Version 4.0.0 details revealed

The exciting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news comes on the same day as version 4.0.0 going live. Among the changes in the latest version is the ability to predict a winner in spectator mode which garners rewards for doing so, an online tournament mode, and a new very easy setting for adventure mode, a much-requested feature.

There is a less significant change whereby final Smash meters also drain and expire. As Smash Wiki state: “It allows players to have a chargeable meter and unleash a weaker Final Smash when the meter is filled.”

Which character is next?

The glut of characters has arguably made Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the most popular of the series since it first released all the way back in 1999. 

The new characters aren’t expected to stop either with the notorious Banjo-Kazooie set to be launched before the winter. There will be a further two DLC fighters following the arrival of Banjo-Kazooie.

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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.

Joker holds smash invitation
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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.