Nintendo announces Piranha Plant as DLC bonus and Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By on November 1, 2018 at 8:41 am
Piranha Plant Character Super Smash Bros Ultimate Crop

This is not a joke, but it is funny

While Ken and Incineroar may be the last new characters to be added to the roster by launch, Nintendo has already promised additional content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and man, is the first DLC character going to catch fans off guard.

Piranha Plant is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an early adopter bonus. Anyone who purchases the title starting today and registers it before January 31, 2019, will be given the character free of charge sometime in February. The floral fighter hops around and attacks with its signature moves from throughout Super Mario Bros. history and is really something that has to been seen to be believed. The character will also receive his own amiibo which will go on sale on February 15, 2019.

After Piranha Plant, there will be five additional characters, each with their own stages and music tracks that will be added to the title by February 2020. The characters themselves have not been announced yet, but each pack will cost $5.99 individually or $24.99 through the Fighters Pass.

As food for thought, those who purchase the Fighters Pass get a Mii Swordfighter costume based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The reason Rex wasn’t included as a character for the game is that planning for DLC began before Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was announced. Keeping this in mind, this may mean most if not all of the characters set for DLC were already locked in well before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s announcement.

And while we are talking about fighters, Street Fighter’s Guile and Virtua Fighter’s Akira will be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as assist trophies! Both characters utilize their signature attacks from their respective franchises with Guile’s Flash Kick and Sonic Boom and Akira’s decisive strikes and dynamic poses. Funnily enough, Zero Suit Samus looks pretty similar to Virtua Fighter’s Sarah Bryant in screenshot found below!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on Nintendo Switch on December 7 with a total of 74 playable characters and over 100 stages and more info to come!

Source: Nintendo


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Shoryuken.com Associate Editor. Austyn James Roney began his gaming journey with Super Smash Bros. on the N64 but learned the ways of the fighting game genre with Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Loves all fighters, regardless of dimension or playstyle.