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Real Smash Ultimate invitations can now be claimed by some players

Published: 13/Jul/2020 16:27

by David Purcell

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Nintendo Switch players can now grab themselves an exclusive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitation set, and they look even cooler than you might expect. 

The fighting game has all sorts of characters already available to play with, such as original Nintendo series fighters like Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and others. In addition there are a few crossover players as well, as seen with the latest figure to join the fight, Min Min, from the ARMS video game.

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Those who are familiar with the series, however, will be well aware that for these fresh faces to make their way onto the stage, they have to be invited to the action. Now, players can get a hold of this invitation in real life as well, with the classic red wax seal looking better than ever.

Smash Ultimate letter in-game
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Fancy grabbing yourself a Smash Ultimate letter set? Let’s take a look at how to do just that.

Smash Ultimate Envelope set: Price, How to get, more

The collectable offerings were revealed by the Japanese Smash Bros account on July 13, and together its priced at 400 Platinum points. For those who aren’t aware, these are given to players for using various Nintendo services, such as completing My Nintendo missions.

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This bundle is only available in Japan as of the time of writing. Some members of the community might see this as a downside, but it could be a sign of the set being made available to all regions in the near future as well.

As seen below, the set includes not just the envelope itself, but also different watermarked pieces of paper for writing, and three additional wax seals. Each of these have the Smash logo imprinted on them, which is a nice touch.

How to get real Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitation set

For those wondering how you can get one, however, we’ve included a step-by-step guide below.

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  • Load up your Nintendo Switch console.
  • Complete My Nintendo missions to rack up Platinum Points. These missions can give you between 10 and 100 points, depending on difficulty.
  • Once you have reached 400 points, head over to the Nintendo eShop and purchase the pack online.

How to get Nintendo Platinum points: Active My Nintendo missions (July 2020)

The full list of missions below are active at the time of writing, according to the Nintendo website, and can be completed to help you rack up more Nintendo Platinum points to help you on your journey to purchase this cool Smash collectable.

Nintendo Platinum points missions
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As of July 2020, these missions are active and can be completed to rack up Platinum Points.

So, there you have it! If you’re in the right region, get those Platinum Points and have a cool set like this sent out to your home in no time.

For those who aren’t based in Japan, however, only time will tell if this bundle is eventually opened up to other countries and regions. Hopefully, it won’t be long before that happens.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.