“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”
- The first major update to 2018’s smash hit Nintendo Switch game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” arrived on Tuesday evening.
- The update adds Piranha Plant as the game’s first new character.
- A variety of other changes have been made to how the game plays, which Nintendo thoroughly detailed for the first time ever.
Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 just got its first major update: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” transitioned to version 2.0.0 on Tuesday evening in a free downloadable patch to the game.
More than just a version number change, “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” now has 75 characters with the addition of Piranha Plant in Tuesday’s update. And that’s just barely scratching the surface!
Here are all the changes and additions in the new update:
First and foremost: You gotta download the update.
If you’ve turned on your Nintendo Switch since Tuesday evening and booted up “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” the console has likely already alerted you to the necessary update.
If you haven’t, you’ll be prompted to download the update the next time you do turn on the game. For me, it took about one whole minute to download the update, install it, and reboot the Nintendo Switch.
So, what’s in the update? 1. The big new character, Piranha Plant from the “Super Mario Bros.” series.
No, before you ask, you don’t have to do anything to unlock Piranha Plant — it simply shows up as the newest addition to the game’s massive character list.
With Piranha Plant, the game’s roster hits 75 total playable characters.
Of note: You have to buy “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Nintendo Switch before January 31 in order to unlock Piranha Plant for free (here are all the details). It will otherwise cost money to unlock at some point in the future.
Here’s a look at Piranha Plant in action:
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