Smash Bros. Ultimate’s First Post-Launch Fighter Will Be, Uh, Piranha Plant

Smash Bros. Ultimate’s First Post-Launch Fighter Will Be, Uh, Piranha Plant

There’s one more fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: the Mario series’s Piranha Plant, which will be free if you buy the game before the end of January.

I’m sure someone, somewhere, is very happy about this. Piranha Plant can spit poison, fire spiky balls, and turns into the massive Petey Piranha for its Final Smash. It’s also got an Amiibo incoming in February.

In addition to Piranha Plant, there will be five other downloadable fighters, coming in a set that includes a fighter, a stage, and music for $US6 ($8). You can buy a season pass for $US25 ($35) and get all five as they’re released.

Piranha Plant won’t actually be available until February—if you haven’t bought the game before then, you’ll be able to purchase it later. I think I’ll be OK with waiting.


  • I’m happy enough about it, looks like a fun, zany character to play, Smash Bros has always had a few of those wtf characters through the years and Piranha Plant fits the bill.

    I think people are just upset that the “Grinch Leak” turned out to be fake. Thankfully I never thought it was real in the first place so I don’t feel quite so salty about it.

  • Are you fucking kidding me?! Piranha Plant added as a new fighter and he uses his Final Smash to turn into Petey Piranha?!
    Dude are you freaking serious?! Piranha Plant gets added as a new fighter and there will be five more fighters added as paid DLC as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate season pass.
    Dude I’m down for that I definitely want more fighters as DLC and the chance to play as Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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