Today's Nintendo Direct was chock-full of surprises for those looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
During the 40-minute presentation, new fighters, a new game mode, and several other intriguing announcements hit Nintendo fans like a ton of bricks, including the fact that Piranha Plant will be available as a free playable character for a short time. Piranha Plant will be "taking root" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a bonus for anyone who buys the game between November 1 (that's today!) and January 31.
You won't be able to play as Piranha Plant until February 2019, but it's still worth picking up the game early to add it to your roster, especially since, well, it's a playable Piranha Plant. What more could you ask for?
Piranha Plant takes root in Super #SmashBrosUltimate! This fighter will be available as a bonus for players who purchase the game between 11/1 & 1/31. This fighter will arrive around February 2019, & look forward to a new #amiibo figure on 2/15 as well!https://t.co/0Jwx7QMtml pic.twitter.com/imjzxuXhZk— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) November 1, 2018
In the meantime, if you missed it, here's the entirety of the Direct for your viewing pleasure below.
And if you want to check out a recap with all the handy info you need to be in the loop, we've got that for you, too. Otherwise, stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.