Nintendo confirm change of plans with Smash Ultimate’s Dragon Quest Hero - Dexerto

Nintendo confirm change of plans with Smash Ultimate’s Dragon Quest Hero

Published: 26/Jul/2019 13:38 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 14:06

by Connor Bennett


Super Smash Bros Ultimate‘s Dragon Quest Hero has yet to be released, but fans might be shocked to hear that it’s already undergone some altering from Nintendo. 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate has already given Smash fans some of their favorite characters to play as while also preparing new fighters for the future. Fans who have kept up-to-date with the Smash DLC are already on tenterhooks for the release of Banjo and Kazooie, but there is another who is yet to enter the game. 

Dragon Quest’s Hero was revealed as another DLC fighter back at E3 2019, as Nintendo showed off some of its unique move set and look in front of the world. While it is yet to be made available to fans, that hasn’t stopped the developers from already making a few tweaks.

NintendoBanjo and Kazooie is entering Smash before the end of the year.

According to Masahiro Sakurai, whose comments in a column were translated by Twitter user PushDustin, the amount of MP – Magic Points – the Hero uses for attacks have changed since that big reveal at E3.

Those magic points, which is capped at 100, deplete whenever the character uses a spell during a battle. However, when it comes to an appearance in Smash, it’s unknown if the MP amount can be regenerated during a match – despite plenty of speculation from eager fans.

It was shown in that E3 announcement that some of hero’s move, specifically Sizzle, Psyche Up, Oomph, and Snooze would cost 20, 17, 18, and 16 MP respectively. 

However, it’s unknown whether or not these – and the other abilities that the Hero has – have received a nerf or even become greater as Sakurai seemingly didn’t state either way. 

Players who are waiting for the new fighter might not have too much longer to wait, with speculation growing that it will be released sometime in August. 

A recent Nintendo ‘leak’ showed an uploaded video suggesting that new fighters would be released in July. Yet, that was changed to a general ‘summer’ launch window. 

With only five days until July turns to August, at the time of writing, it still remains to be seen as to when the new Hero will become a DLC fighter. 


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
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.