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Smash Ultimate’s 5th DLC fighter leaked from this classic series

Published: 16/Oct/2019 21:04 Updated: 16/Oct/2019 21:28

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new leak regarding the fifth downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate has surfaced. 

Smash leaker Brew Elfen has a history of accurate leaks including the addition of the wildly unpredictable Piranha Plant before he was announced. Now, Brew has given another hint as to who the next fighter is, but his hand may have been forced. 

Earlier in October, a 4chan user claiming to be Brew claimed that Fortnite’s Jonesy would be joining the cast of characters. The user also linked to Brew’s original Piranha Plant leak in a weird attempt to show who he was. 

Now, Brew has come out and debunked the fake Fortnite leak, but in the process revealed that: “Ryu Hayabusa will be joining the Brothers of Smashing in 2019”.

This isn’t the first time Ryu Hayabusa’s name has popped up in Smash leaks by seemingly credible sources. 

As Dexerto reported back in September, a YouTuber by the name of IAmShifty claimed that the 4th character in the fighter pass would be Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden. 

“Yes, I do actually know who the next DLC character will be. I’ve leaked stuff for Smash Bros before, I have sources that occasionally tells me things about Smash,” he said.

In August of 2018 the YouTuber leaked that Isabelle, Incineroar and Ken would be coming to the game. 

Koei Tecmo / NintendoCould Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu be next in line to join the fight?

While the new character ended up being Terry from SNK’s Fatal Fury, it’s possible that there was a bit of a mix-up with the timing or fine details. 

Ninja Gaiden is an NES classic with a major history on Nintendo platforms, so Ryu Hayabusa would be a good addition to the game. While Ryu from Street Fighter is already in Smash, this wouldn’t be the first time two Smash characters share the same name as both Roy from Fire Emblem and the Bowser JR alternative costume. 

With Terry set to be released in November, it’s possible the fifth fighter could be unveiled with his arrival. The original five DLC fighters will all be available by February 2020, but Nintendo did announce that more fighters would be coming

Could one of them be Ryu Hayabusa? We’ll have to wait to see.   

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How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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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
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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 store.nintendo.com.
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
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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
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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.