Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0.0 patch release date revealed - Dexerto
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0.0 patch release date revealed

Published: 29/Jul/2019 9:06 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 9:18

by Matt Porter

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The official release date for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0.0 update has been revealed by Nintendo’s Dutch Twitter account.

Nintendo officially revealed that a brand new Nintendo Direct event would take place on Tuesday, July 30, with the developers set to give a 22-minute presentation to fans about what is coming next to the popular fighting franchise.

Included in the announcement was word that the game’s next character would be unveiled, coming from the DragonQuest franchise, and that details of the 4.0.0 update would also be discussed in the video.

NintendoThe Hero is the next character set to be added to Smash Ultimate.

With the Nintendo Direct not releasing until Tuesday, many assumed that we wouldn’t see any more new information regarding the update until then, but it seems that the Nintendo Netherlands Twitter account may have spilled the beans about the patch’s possible release date.

In a tweet posted on Monday, July 29, the account appeared to tweet that the update will launch on Wednesday, July 31, meaning fans will have to wait just two days until they can get their hands on the patch.

The news was then confirmed by the official Nintendo of Europe account, which also tweeted that the 4.0.0 update will launch on July 31.

It seems likely that the new DragonQuest character will also be included in this patch, with Hero set to arrive in the game. His abilities remain unknown, but it’s likely that we will see a full breakdown in the Nintendo Direct presentation.

Players who intend on downloading the 4.0.0 update will need to convert any replays they want to keep that were created in versions before 3.1.0, as they will be lost once this patch is installed.

To do this, players will need to head to the game’s Vault, select their replay data and convert it to a video before downloading the new software on July 31.

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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.

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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!

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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.