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Has a future Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character been leaked?

Published: 4/Aug/2019 21:45 Updated: 1/Sep/2019 19:46

by Brent Koepp


Now that Nintendo has released the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character ‘Hero’, everyone is wondering who will be next to be added to the ever growing roster – but a new rumor approaches!

Nintendo released Dragon Quest XI’s Hero to Smash on July 30, making him the second character to fill out the Ultimate ‘Fighters Pass’.

Banjo & Kazooie is set to release this Fall, but there are still two more fighters left to fill out the pass. A recent online ‘leak’ suggests that the next character to join the fight may be from a hit indie game.

Undertale x Smash?

The rumor suggests that Frisk from Undertale may be the next character to be joining the popular fighting game. 

The source is from 4chan, so obviously you should take it with a huge grain of salt. However, some major leaks have happened before on the site. For instance, Pokemon Let’s Go on Switch had major leaks that showed up on the forum in advance of the game’s announcement. 

Undertale / Toby FoxFrisk is rumored to be the next Smash character.

The rumor also said that Frisk started development a couple weeks after Hero was finished. Interestingly, it claims that Hero was actually finished in June, but needed an entire month for them to balance. 

Given that the insane amount of special attacks that the Dragon Quest character has, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched that he needed extra time for balancing.

YouTube: Blocked ContentThe alleged 4chan ‘leak’ claims development on Frisk started two weeks after Hero finished.

Sakurai loves indie titles

In an interview with Famitsu in 2018, Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai said that he was playing indie titles such as Stardew Valley on the Switch, and got “hooked” – could he have fallen in love with Undertale too?

His comments sent fans into a frenzy, speculating if Smash might get its first indie character. So it’s hard to say whether the rumored leak is accurate, or just wishful thinking.

The ‘leak’ also claimed that Banjo was 80% done, and should be out in early to mid September. So Smash players should find out soon whether this pans out or not.

UPDATE 12:45PM PST September 1:

According to Nintendo’s official website, the next Smash Ultimate character could be someone from an SNK title

While nothing has been 100% confirmed, a copyright at the bottom of the page for the fourth DLC hero heavily implies that this is the case.


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.