Smash Ultimate leak reveals ARMS fighter and potential release date - Dexerto

Smash Ultimate leak reveals ARMS fighter and potential release date

Published: 11/May/2020 21:48

by Michael Gwilliam


The identity of the upcoming ARMS fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate along with their release date may have been revealed if a new leak is to be believed.

While it’s been known for some time that the first character in Fighters Pass Volume 2 would be from the ARMS series, their identity has been a mystery.

According to an anonymous poster on 4chan, Spring Man will be the next fighter with his alternate costumes being seven other characters from the game.

Spring Man will be the ARMS fighter according to the leaker.

This wouldn’t be the first time that alternate costumes have been separate characters. The most notable example of this is with Bowser JR’s outfits being the other Koopalings.

Spring Man has been widely speculated to be the upcoming character, as he’s considered to be the “face” of the series and already an assist trophy in Smash. It’s unclear what will happen to his assist trophy as an in-game item, however, and the leaker doesn’t elaborate.

According to the poster, the character reveal will begin where the Incineroar and Ken trailer ended. Nintendo has paid homage to prior trailers in the past when announcing newer fighters. For instance, when Banjo Kazooie was announced, his reveal took place after King K. Rool’s.

A poster on 4chan claims to know when the ARMS fighter is coming to Smash.

The leaker claims that Incineroar is “looking annoyed only for a fighter with lanky arms and legs drops down from the lighting setup” only for Spring Man to show up and emerge out of the shadows.

“[The] trailer ends with Incin on the floor with crossed eyes and tongue out and Spring Man looking smug,” the poster wrote.

What’s interesting about the supposed leak is the release date: June 16, 2020.

The ARMS fighter could be coming on June 16.

ARMS was originally released on the Nintendo Switch on June 16, 2017, so this would mark three years since the game hit shelves.

Even if the 4chan leak doesn’t turn out to be true, this particular date does seem quite plausible so fans should keep an eye out just in case.

It’s unclear who the next fighter after the ARMS character will be, but there have been many rumors and other supposed leaks ranging from Dante from Devil May Cry, Crash Bandicoot, and even a League of Legends champion.


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.