The list of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already full of capable Smash fighters, with Nintendothe last (and maybe last?) Iteration of the game was mega-franchise.
But Nintendo is not finished with Ultimate's squad.
As part of a huge patch that brought profound changes to the current squad on Jan. 29, Nintendo has also added the first DLC character: Piranha Plant, the sentient, serrated shrub. Adding DLC fighters to your Ultimate squad normally costs real dollars but The Piranha facility is available to anyone who purchased the game for free prior to January 31
However, there are a few hoops that you can jump through if you want to get the floral fighter at no cost. We have described in detail the process for unlocking the free Piranha Plant DLC. Remember, you must have bought a copy before January 31st.
Players who have purchased a physical copy of the game must dive into the options menu on their Nintendo Switch ($ 289 on Amazon) to register for the game on Nintendo. Do so before January 31, and Nintendo will send an eShop redemption code for the character to the email address associated with your account.
Here is the complete process described by Nintendo:
If you purchase the retail version, you must register your game card with My Nintendo before 11:59 am. PT on January 31, 2019. Here are the steps:
1) First create a My Nintendo account on my.nintendo.com if you have not already.
2) Place the game card on a Nintendo Switch console and highlight the game icon in the HOME menu.
3) Press the + or – button to enter the software options menu.
4) Highlight "My Nintendo Rewards Program" and select "Collect Points" (Game Card Version only) "to complete the process.
Players who digitally purchased the game should automatically register however, you will still need to check your e-mails for an e-shop redemption code that will work even if it arrives after the deadline, but does not sit too long: Piranha Plant's eShop codes will run on the 30th June 30, 2019.
At the time of this writing, the deadline for registering your copy is The game is only two days away, but Nintendo has made every effort to notify the players, as noted in the social media posts, The Nintendo eShop news channel and pop-up announcements can also be displayed when players start the game, and if you can not find the code in your email, you can also contact Nintendo Customer Support.  You have Sma sh Bros. Ultimate not yet? Then you will probably miss the free version of Piranha Plant, but Nintendo says the figure will be available later this year.
First published on January 25 at 1:29 pm
Updated on January 29, at 6:41 pm: Adds the Piranha work DLC.