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The Game Awards: How to watch Smash Ultimate DLC fighter 8 reveal

Published: 10/Dec/2020 17:03

by Daniel Megarry

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Nintendo have announced that a brand new Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighter will be revealed at the Game Awards. Here’s how you can tune in.

Smash Ultimate has been out on Nintendo Switch for two years now, but there’s still a very passionate and active community. One of the major things keeping gamers hooked is the slow and steady drip-feed of new DLC fighters.

Nintendo have just announced that the next DLC fighter will be revealed during the Game Awards, an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the biggest accomplishments in the gaming industry and is often filled with major announcements.

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, this year’s ceremony will be a little different than usual, as there will be no live audience and honourees won’t attend in person to accept their award. You can still livestream it from your homes as always, though.

How to watch the 2020 Game Awards

The Pre-Show goes live on December 10 at 3 PM PT | 6 PM ET | 11 PM GMT | 10 AM AEDT on December 11. The main broadcast will start just 30 minutes later, so make sure you’re tuned into your chosen stream with plenty of time to spare.

The Game Awards will be going live across “more than 35” different platforms, ranging from Twitter to a direct embed in Steam. Arguably the easiest and most universal way to watch is via the official YouTube livestream, which you can find embedded below.

There’s no set time for the Smash Ultimate announcement, so it’ll be a case of tuning in and waiting for it to happen — although you’ll also be able to find the latest Games Awards news right here on Dexerto.

Who will the next Smash Ultimate fighter be?

Right now, it’s purely speculation as to who the next DLC fighter in Smash Ultimate could be, but fans have some pretty good guesses.

The biggest rumor currently making the rounds is that we’ll see a Fortnite character join the game, after a leaked conversation between Geoff Keighley and Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard hinted at a Smash tie-in.

We know there’s a big Fortnite announcement lined up for The Game Awards; could it be a Smash Ultimate crossover? Our money is on Agent Jonesy if true.

Fortnite gameplay next to Smash Bros artwork
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Could Fortnite be coming to Smash Ultimate?

However, some fans believe that the next fighter could actually be Geno from SNES game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He’s long been one of the most-requested characters, and there’s a good chance he could make the cut.

If you’re looking for more information on The Game Awards including hosts, awards categories, and announcements, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the 2020 Game Awards.

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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.