Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Piranha Plant DLC Now Available For Purchase

Smash's new DLC fighter is up on the Eshop.

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Now Playing: Super Smash Bros Ultimate New Character Piranha Plant Gameplay Live

The first DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Plant, is finally here. The fighter arrived alongside the game's recent 2.0.0 update, and players who purchased and registered a copy of Ultimate on My Nintendo by January 31 were able to receive it for free. If you missed the cutoff date, however, you now have the option to buy the character.

Piranha Plant is now available to purchase in the Switch Eshop. Unlike the other planned DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Plant isn't included in the game's Fighters Pass, so you only have the option to pick it up individually. If you do want to add it to your roster, it costs $5--slightly cheaper than the price of other upcoming fighters, presumably because it doesn't come with a new stage and music tracks.

Beyond Piranha Plant, Nintendo is working on five other DLC characters for Smash Bros. Ultimate. The first of these will be Joker from Persona 5. Each new fighter will come in a pack alongside a stage and multiple music tracks for $6. You'll also be able to get all of them at a discount through the $25 Fighters Pass. Picking up the Fighters Pass will also get you a bonus Mii costume based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

All of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC characters are slated to arrive by February 2020. Nintendo hasn't officially revealed the identities of the remaining four fighters yet, but during the Game Awards in December, NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime teased they will all be newcomers to the series and are characters "who you wouldn't anticipate."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched for Nintendo Switch on December 7 and has set new sales records for the series. Not only was it Amazon's best-selling video game of 2018 (and the US's fifth best-selling game) despite launching near the end of the year, it has already sold 12 million copies around the world, making it Nintendo's third best-selling Switch game to date.

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