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Elon Musk reveals his favorite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

Published: 20/Dec/2018 12:32 Updated: 20/Dec/2018 12:40

by Matt Porter

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The latest edition of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. fighting franchise released on Friday, December 7, and lots fans of the game have already identified their favorite characters.

It appears that Elon Musk, tech billionaire and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is one of those fans, revealing his personal character of choice in the game through a tweet on Friday, December 14.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features a wide range of characters from various Nintendo properties, allowing players to battle against fan favorite characters like Mario, Pikachu and Link for The Legend of Zelda.

Characters from Nintendo’s biggest franchises battle it out in Super Smash Bros.

However, it’s not one of these well-known characters that Musk likes to use. Instead, he prefers to head into battle using galactic bounty hunter Samus Aran from the Metroid Prime series in her Zero Suit.

His choice of main character shows that the co-founder of Paypal has been playing the game feverishly, as players need to complete the World of Light story mode, play Versus mode with Pichu or complete Classic Mode using Captain Falcon to get their hands on the character.

It’s no surprise that Musk is grinding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as the businessman has become popular on Twitter for his tweets about video games.

Earlier in the year, his Twitter account was suspended when the social media company believed someone had hacked it after tweets mentioning video games were posted.

It’s also clear that Musk is a fan of Nintendo games, as last month he revealed that he had attempted to make Mario Kart playable from the main console screen built into Tesla cars. Unfortunately, Nintendo wouldn’t give him the license needed to make this happen, but owners of the electric vehicles can play classic Atari games inside their car.

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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.