An update on the Nintendo Switch news feed has narrowed down the release date of the Piranha Plant fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
According to the post - which is a reminder to claim your Gold Points before the end of January, so you can receive the Piranha Plant fighter for free - the classic Super Mario enemy will become available “around” February. Prior to this, the free DLC was locked in for early 2019.
If you haven’t already claimed Piranha Plant, the download code to redeem the character will be emailed to you within 72 hours once you’ve purchased Ultimate from the eShop or claimed your Gold Points manually with a physical copy of the game.
If for some reason you won’t have the chance to take advantage of this offer, there's no need to worry. Nintendo will be making it available for standalone purchase once this promotion ends. Here’s the confirmation from the Nintendo support page:
The Piranha Plant DLC will be available as a standalone purchase in 2019 (exact date TBD). It is not included in the Fighters Pass.
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