What Doomguy, Sora, 2B & more would look like as Kirby in Smash Ultimate - Dexerto
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What Doomguy, Sora, 2B & more would look like as Kirby in Smash Ultimate

Published: 20/May/2020 18:37

by Michael Gwilliam

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With many Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans requesting Kingdom Hearts’ Sora and Nier’s 2B among others as DLC fighters, a talented artist showcased what they’d look like if absorbed by Kirby.

Since the very first Smash Bros game back on the Nintendo 64, Kirby has been able to gain his opponents’ powers by absorbing them with his neutral B attack. Each time he does so, the pink fighter gets a new hat on his head to indicate the character he just inhaled and copied.

This has continued with each new Smash game, and with Ultimate’s roster being the franchise’s largest yet, Kirby has more hats than he could possibly know what to do with.

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2B has a been a popular request for Smash Ultimate.

‘Franmm127’ on Twitter, has created a wealth of crossover-themed art – and there’s no better crossover than Super Smash Bros Ultimate, where characters from almost any title can enter Nintendo’s flagship fighter. Thus, it comes as little surprise that the artist decided to reimagine Kirby after absorbing some popular DLC candidates.

The adorable artwork consists of nine new versions of Kirby, each with their own charm. The top row features Nier Automata’s 2B, Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes and the ever-popular and rumored DLC Dante from Devil May Cry.

In the middle row, Francis turned Kirby into Doomguy, Sora from Kingdom Hearts (who sadly most likely won’t be coming to Smash) and Crash Bandicoot, who is also rumored to be part of Fighters pass Volume 2.

Finally, the last row turns Kirby into Geno from Super Mario RPG, Shantae and Ryu Hayabusa.

The art was extremely well-received on Twitter. earning over 2,000 retweets and neatly 10,000 likes.

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Many fans have wanted Doomslayer/Doomguy in Smash.

With so many fan-favorite DLC fighters floating about in the game’s community, it’s hard to imagine a world where some of them don’t join the battle – especially with there only being five-character spots left after the ARMS fighter is released.

While we still have no confirmation on who the ARMS fighter will be, a recent leak has suggested that it will be Spring Man, graduating from Assist Trophy status, and will be revealed on June 16 to mark the three year anniversary of ARMS on Switch.

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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.