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Piranha Plant May Join The Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster In February, Says Nintendo!

Today, the Nintendo Switch’s Nintendo news application reminded players to claim their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate My Nintendo Gold Points by January 31st, 2019 because you’ll receive the character Piranha Plant for free. However, it was discovered that Nintendo’s planning to release the carnivorous plant next month.

Photo courtesy of Nintendo’s news application for Nintendo Switch.

As a reminder on how to get the character, states that you must buy the game and register it before January 31st. They also report,

“if you purchased the game physically, you’ll have to claim your My Nintendo Gold Points manually before this date in order to get Pirahna Plant. Those who bought the game digitally should have had this done automatically and will need to take further action.”

However, after reading through Nintendo’s instructions about how you can obtain Piranha Plant for free via your physical or digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they state, “you’ll have access to Piranha Plant as soon as it’s available around February 2019.”

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This is exciting news as the game just-released last month. Based on comments shared online, many consumers are pleased with game and its remarkable line-up of content. Although Nintendo doesn’t share Piranha Plant’s specific release date, it’s great to receive word that most fans will be able to try out this well-known Mario enemy next month.

On the other hand, I’m curious about the previously announced DLC character, Joker from Persona 5, who’s apart of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass. I’m wondering when we’ll receive news or a new trailer showcasing the character in-action. This release window news drop for Piranha Plant can make one question if Nintendo’s planning something for the title soon. A brief reminder, there are still four more characters they’ve yet to reveal for the game and that’s why I’m questioning if an Nintendo Direct’s actually upon us now.

If anything, we’ll update you all when news about Piranha Plant and Joker’s release dates or any word about the remaining DLC characters surface online or elsewhere.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited to play one of Super Mario Bros. most iconic enemies in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate next month if Nintendo keeps their word? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter, and follow us for more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news, and everything gaming too.

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