Release date window for new Smash Bros. Ultimate characters Banjo-Kazooie leaked - Dexerto

Release date window for new Smash Bros. Ultimate characters Banjo-Kazooie leaked

Published: 2/Sep/2019 8:03 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 8:35

by Matt Porter


A timeframe for the release of Banjo-Kazooie has been leaked by 7/11 stores in Japan, revealing that the character could be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo’s massively-popular fighting game, with players from across the world jumping into battle using their favorite characters to secure victories.

One of the many ways that Nintendo use to keep the game fresh is the introduction of new characters, and after announcing that Banjo-Kazooie was coming to the game at E3 back in June, it appears that we now know when players can expect to get their hands on the duo.

NintendoThe bird-and-bear duo are the next DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

7/11 stores in Japan have officially put up brand-new Smash Bros. Ultimate displays, featuring the bear and the bird, with PushDustin on Twitter confirming that it will be up in stores until Sunday, September 15.

This is big news, as the last time 7/11 introduced new signage for Super Smash Bros. was for Hero back in July, when the displays went up on July 24, with the character released on July 30.

With the display set to be taken down after September 15, and based on the release of Hero last month, it seems set that Banjo-Kazooie will officially drop at some point in the next two weeks, although an official release date has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo.

Banjo-Kazooie are some of Nintendo’s most popular characters, and while they haven’t appeared on a Nintendo console since 2005’s Banjo-Pilot on Game Boy Advance, it didn’t stop fans from voting them as their most wanted new fighters for Smash Bros. Ultimate in a 2018 poll.

Little is known about Banjo-Kazooie’s entrance into the popular game at this time, with their abilities still shrouded in secret, but it appears we won’t have to wait long until we can see the bear-and-bird duo bring the fight to Smash Bros.


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.