Time to take a bite out of the cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a leafy friend. The Piranha Plant has joined the battle. Now that Update 2.0.0 has arrived, people who purchased and registered the game before January 31, 2019 can get the new cast member. In addition, the update has added five Spirits previously available through special promotions or events and the ability to challenge Spirit Board fights locally with up to four people.
The Piranha Plant is available immediately after updating, provided you purchased the game, registered it, and already redeemed your code. Nintendo has not yet said when it will be available for purchase separately.
For the Spirit additions, it is relatively easy to see these new options. The Partner Eevee and Partner Pikachu Spirits were previously automatically doled out to people with Pokemon: Let’ Go, Eevee! or Pikachu! save data. The Dice Block, Golden Block, and River Survival Spirits were originally introduced and available during the Mario Series Spirit Board event. As for multiplayer Spirit Board matches, you can now play matches there with up to four people cooperatively. However, everyone fails if one human player dies.
Here are the full Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 2.0.0 patch notes. You can also see them at Nintendo’s support page.
To enjoy the features listed below, you will need to download the latest update data.
・You can now play Spirit Board with up to four players.
Select the Spirit you want to challenge on the Spirit Board, and then go to Party → Fighter to select the number of people who will play. When playing with multiple people, you will lose the battle if any player is KO’d.
The below Spirits will now appear in the Shop.
・Golden Dash Mushroom
・Adjusted the calculation method for Global Smash Power.
*Online play requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
・Added the DLC fighter Piranha Plant.
*Piranha Plant will become available for purchase as DLC at a later date.
・Pressing both jump buttons at the same time will now cause you to Short Hop.
・Fixed the issue where the KO score included your teammates’ KOs when Team Attack was On.
・Game-balance adjustments. You can see which fighters had specific adjustments on the official website.
・Various gameplay fixes.
・To use online features, your software must be updated to the latest version.
・Local Wireless is not compatible between version 2.0.0 and earlier versions. Please make sure that all players are using the same version of the software.
・Replays created in versions before 2.0.0 are not compatible with 2.0.0. If you have replays you want to keep, you’ll need to convert your replays by going to Vault → Replays → Replay Data → Convert to Video before updating the software.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for the Nintendo Switch.