Smash Ultimate amiibo theory reveals possible release for DLC fighter 9

Published: 21/Dec/2020 19:22

by Michael Gwilliam


While Sephiroth was just recently added to the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, the release date for DLC fighter 9 may already be known, thanks to the yet-to-be-debunked amiibo theory.

Smash Ultimate fans are some of the most observant in gaming and whenever a trend emerges, they’re normally quick to spot it. One trend with DLC fighter releases shows that they are often accompanied by new waves of amiibo.

The concept of “amiibo theory” is very simple and it has never been proven wrong.; in the past, amiibo releases have always been accompanied by a DLC fighter within the next two weeks. Back in August, Twitter user APC_Cipher showcased how amiibo have dropped around the same time as six of the then seven DLC fighters.

When Pirahna Plant came out, the second set of amiibo hit shelves eleven days later. The third wave came out five days before Joker was available, followed by eleven days in between Hero and wave 4.

Sixteen days after Banjo was downloadable, the fifth set dropped. Next, for Terry Bogard, amiibo wave #6 was two days after his release in Japan and nine for Europe/North America. With Byleth, amiibo wave seven was 11 days before she came out. Finally, with Minecraft Steve, there were nine days between his release and the next wave.

The two exceptions to this theory are Min Min, who had no amiibo released when she came out, and Final Fantasy 7’s Sephiroth.


That said, however, the fact remains that whenever an amiibo wave releases, there has yet to be a time where a new fighter did not accompany them. This now brings us to DLC fighter nine and the next amiibos.

Wave #9, which consists of Terry, Byleth, and Banjo is scheduled for March 26, 2021. If history once again repeats itself, this means we could be getting the next DLC fighter around this time, either in March or early April.

Sephiroth in Smash Ultimate
Min Min and Sephiroth were released without an amiibo wave, but there has never been a new amiibo drop without a DLC fighter accompanying it.

A March release may end up working out well for Nintendo as they could potentially announce the final two characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2 at E3.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 is still on track to conclude as late as December 2021, so expect to see three more characters released next year. It’s still unclear who exactly the next fighter will be, but it will be very difficult to top either Sephiroth or Steve as both announcements were extremely well-received.


How to complete Cannavaro ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:54

by Bill Cooney


EA SPORTS has released another trio of new ICON cards for FIFA 21 including one for legendary Italian center back Fabio Cannavaro, and we have all the info you need to unlock it quickly and without spending every single coin you have (hopefully).

Icon cards are some of the most powerful to come out in each new FIFA game, and Prime Icons are the best of these best, so it’s no surprise that Cannavaro is an absolute powerhouse.

The Italian was part of his nation’s 2006 World Cup-winning team, and has so many more accolades that could be an article itself. But we’re not here to look at that, we’re here to look at his FIFA 21 stats, requirements, cheapest price, and solution, so let’s get right into it.

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC in-game stats

Cannavaro stats FIFA 21
Stats for Fabio Cannavaro’s Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.

Obviously the highlight here is Fabio’s Defending, and why wouldn’t it be? It comes in at a 95, a three-point upgrade from 92 on his Mid-tier card.

Pace sees a four-point boost from 76 to 80 as well, and Physicality is also up three from 82 to 85 for this card. If you’re building an Italian team to end all Italian teams, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger brick wall than Cannavaro.

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC price & requirements

For a card with such high-end defensive stats, it’s not all too expensive if we look at how ICON cards have been normally priced. Altogether it should run you around 894,000 to 1.2 million FUT Coins, depending on which platform you prefer to play on.

If you’ve played Ultimate Team at all you’ll know that ICONS aren’t just expensive, they also mean a lot of requirements. Here there are seven separate ones to complete, but you do also get a pack reward for each as well, in addition to Cannavaro’s Prime ICON card at the end.

The full list, along with the rewards are below:

Born Legend

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Jumbo Silver Pack


  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Gold Players Pack

Los Blancos

  • Number of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Electrum Players Pack


  • Number of players from Piemonte Calcio: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Gold Players Pack

Il Muro di Berlino

  • Number of players from Italy + Number of players from France: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Rare Gold Players Pack

League Legend

  • Number of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Mega Pack

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC solutions

Now that that’s out of the way let’s get into the cheapest solutions. To help you out, we have one cheap solution for each squad down below, and to make things even easier none will require any loyalty or position change cards to complete.

Born Legend Solution

Rising Star solution

Top-notch solution

Los Blancos solution

Bianconeri solution

Il Muro di Berlino solution

League Legend solution

This is a lot of work to do for one card, but don’t worry too much as you have until February 9 to get them all done.  That won’t make it any cheaper, but you won’t have to rush yourself too much, at least.

As usual, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest ICON SBCs and more FIFA 21 updates, and if you do unlock Cannavaro, let us know how he does with a clip of him in action!