A new notification in Smash Bros Ultimate now confirms the release date for the Piranha Plant DLC is in February. This fits in perfectly with the rumor that the Piranha Plant release date will be on February 15th to tie-in with the release of the Piranha Plant Amiibo. The new Smash Bros Ultimate fighter was confirmed all the way back in November. Soon, players will finally get to use Piranha Plant in the game.
Piranha Plant DLC Release Date
All signs point towards a February 15, 2019 release date for Piranha Plant DLC. This is the official release date for the Piranha Plant Amiibo, as shown on the Official Nintendo Store.
A previous Sakurai interview also claimed that Piranha Plant would be available around 1-2 months after the release of Smash Ultimate. Now, an in-game notification lets players know that Piranha Plant will be available in February.
It’s likely that Piranha Plant will be available to download from February 15th, if not before.
How To Get Piranha Plant DLC
Anyone who’s bought Super Smash Bros Ultimate before January 31st, 2019, will be able to get Piranha Plant for free.
Those who downloaded the digital version of the game will get Piranha Plant automatically. Those who bought the physical version of the game will need to collect their Gold Points on the Nintendo home screen. Nintendo outlines how to do this.
- Highlight the game on your HOME Menu and push the + Button to open the options menu.
- Select “My Nintendo Rewards Programme”, then “Earn Points (game card version only)”
You’ll need a My Nintendo account to do this. However, you don’t need to be subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online to get Piranha Plant. This will send a code to your email address which will allow you to redeem Piranha Plant.
Those who don’t get the game before January 31st will be able to buy the character at a later date. The same applies to upcoming DLC characters such as Joker, who will be available in paid DLC Packs.