Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Now Available & How To Get Piranha Plant

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. This is the one many fans have been waiting all year for. There’s plenty of fun to be had here that’s for sure! We’ve had many questions about how to acquire the free Piranha Plant playable character. Most of you know that it won’t be made available until early next year (our guess is February), but some of you were confused on how to avoid missing out. Check out the details below, straight from Nintendo:



The wait is over! Fans both new and pro can now clash in the ultimate brawl between gaming legends. Get ready to play the biggest game in the Super Smash Bros.™ series ever—anytime, anywhere.

In the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, newcomers like Inkling, Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, Ridley, Incineroar, and Isabelle join every fighter from past Super Smash Bros. games. A total of 74 fighters from over 30 games series are here to battle it out.


  • All past Super Smash Bros. fighters have joined the battle. Everyone is here!
  • More than 100 stages. The new Stage Morph option even transforms one stage into another while battling.
  • Play in a variety of ways. Go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player* free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player* battles and more. Whether you’re throwing a party or a tournament, a wide range of modes and options await you.
  • New items, Assist Trophies, and Pokémon spice up battles with special abilities and unpredictable results.
  • Unleash the power of Spirits. Collect characters from a wide range of video game worlds to power up your fighters in different ways. Test out tons of combinations!
  • Explore the single-player Adventure Mode, World of Light. Fighters and spirits will have to team up to stop the mysterious fiend known as Galeem.
  • More than 800 music tracks can be listened to with the in-game music player (even when the system’s screen is off!).
  • Play with a wide variety of control options, including GameCube™ Controllers.

Buy early, get Piranha Plant for free!

And finally, here’s one more thing to chomp on. Register the game by Jan. 31 and Piranha Plant will join the battle! There are two ways to get this toothy fighter:

1) Buy the digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before 11:59 PM PT on Jan. 31, 2019. (The game will automatically be registered to your account.)


2) Buy the retail version and register the game card with My Nintendo before 11:59 PM PT on Jan. 31, 2019.

A download code for the Piranha Plant character will be sent by email to the email address associated with your Nintendo Account. You’ll receive the new fighter when it becomes available in early 2019. **

If you would like to purchase the game please visit

* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.

** A software update may be required to receive the downloadable content. Download code expires 6/30/2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Full version of game required to use DLC.



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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