Multiple Smash Ultimate fighter rumors deconfirmed by prominent leaker - Dexerto
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Multiple Smash Ultimate fighter rumors deconfirmed by prominent leaker

Published: 10/Nov/2019 20:24 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 20:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker with a good track record has deconfirmed multiple rumored characters as being the fifth DLC to round out the game’s Fighter Pass.

Vergeben, an insider who often posts leaks to the GameFaqs forums has ruled out some highly requested characters – much to the chagrin of the player base. 

In a forum post titled “We all agree that Doomguy is the 5th DLC,” Vergeben dropped some new info which will undoubtedly create more speculation within the Smash community. 

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“It’s not Doomguy. Or Geno,” the insider wrote, ruling out both the Super Mario RPG and Doom characters as making their way into the game any time soon.

As Dexerto previously reported, a video surfaced in November appearing to show Mii Outfits for Cacodemon from Doom and Mallow from Super Mario RPG. The internet was split on the legitimacy of the video with many suggesting the Miis appearance were due to modding.

Now, it would seem that we have an answer, if Vergeben’s comments are to be believed. 

Doomguy and Geno weren’t the only fighters to be deconfirmed. The leaker’s post continued: “It’s not Ryu Hayabusa or Scorpion either.”

Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden had been rumored even before Terry Bogard’s announcement as DLC fighter 4 with some known leakers straight up saying that the Koei Tecmo hero was “definitely” coming. 

Koei Tecmo/NintendoIs Smash Bros big enough for two fighters named Ryu?

In an October 24 post, Vergeben set the record straight on the Hayabusa rumor. “I can’t say that he won’t get in later since it seems like discussions for him leaked which lead to a big assumption among insiders briefly that he would be the fifth character in the Fighters Pass.” 

He went on to add: “From what I know he’s not the last one in it. He’s apparently not Fighter #75.” 

As for Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion, the insider seemed to crush the hopes of fighting game fans with a brutal fatality. Scorpion would have become the fourth fighting game icon to join the cast of Smash alongside Ryu, Ken, and Terry Bogard.

It’s unfortunate too, as being able to see the likes of Ryu go head-to-head with Scorpion would have been incredible for the community. Still, there’s always the chance Scorpion still gets in as it was confirmed that there would be more characters coming after the fifth fighter is released. 

NintendoVergeben confirmed Terry Bogard as DLC fighter 4 before he was announced.

Vergeben’s accurate leaks go back to before the game’s release where he claimed Ridley and Simon Belmont would be added to the game as newcomers, and that everyone from prior installments would be returning in Smash Ultimate. 

Additionally, just before E3 2019, he said there was a 99% chance Banjo & Kazooie would be added. Surely enough, they were announced during the E3 Nintendo Direct. And most recently, he confirmed Terry Bogard as DLC fighter 4

While the fifth fighter wasn’t announced with Terry’s gameplay reveal, it’s looking likely that we’ll find out the identity of the Video Game Awards on December 12. It was last year at the show that Nintendo revealed Persona’s Joker would be joining the cast.

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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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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.