Skull Kid Joins ‘Super Smash Bros.’ As Assist Trophy

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As Namco Bandai and Nintendo continue to progress deeper and deeper into the development of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, more and more characters have been confirmed for the highly anticipated brawler. A handful of veterans have been confirmed for a comeback in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Smash, and while the return of certain characters is a relief for many, it’s the newcomers that fans are really excited about.

One character that’s been spotted on a plethora of roster wish lists is Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, but fans awoke today to learn that the tragic villain will once again be shafted as a playable character. Not to be completely left out from the chaos, however, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Skull Kid will be making an appearance as an Assist Trophy on the games’ official MiiVerse page.

“Here’s a new Assist Trophy–the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters!”

Since Skull Kid has remained such a prominently requested character for participation in Super Smash Bros. following the series’ first installment, there are sure to be a number of gamers who are once again disappointed that Nintendo decided against having him be playable. That said, Sakurai and the rest of his team know that the character has only ever appeared in a single game and his relevancy isn’t nearly as apparent as some of the previously announced newcomers.

He’ll make a splendid addition as an Assist Trophy, nonetheless, and his powers may very well change the tide of a battle. Just what these powers are remains to be seen, but the likelihood of a demonic moon being brought down on the stage is a strong possibility.

What do you think about Skull Kid missing out on a playable role in Super Smash Bros.? How do you think this Assist Trophy will affect the battle, Ranters?

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Source: Nintendo

TAGS: 3DS, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Wii U

  • fizzystrings

    Skull kid was in more than one game. He was in Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Twilight Princess.

    • Daniel Carlson

      yeah but the one from twilight is not the same one from ocarina or majora’s mask… also assist trophies are just a novelty or really annoying (in the case of the nintendog) that dont really serve any purpose. but i guess not too many people play with all items off. my friends and i have played every SSB to death. the game becomes too unfair when you have 30million items floating around. no items is more challenging.

      • Deli

        After reading Hyrule Hystoria, I am pretty sure it is the same Skull Kid. The Skull Kid is immortal (or close to), in Majora’s Mask he was already several hundred years old wasn’t he?

  • Kenny

    I’m perfectly fine with having him as an assistant trophy. Though I do find Skull Kid to be Badass and an awesome character. I can’t completely say he’s worthy as a playable character. But it’s the idea of including him into the game is what I find awesome. I just hope that Young Link will make a return, or to prevent a Toon Link clone, appear as his Majoa’s Mask counterpart and include his Deku, Goron, and Zora masks.

  • dethfuse

    Why would this be news? I mean if he was a character that would be one thing.

  • TheMaskedSkullKid

    I feel like, I’ve been slapped in the face. Hoping to have the Majora’s Mask version of the Skull Kid to be in the game as a playable character since like the summer time. Then I read this, wouldn’t have been awesome if I could have turned into one out of the three forms of the masked as a final smash, or even drop the creepy moon onto the stage would also be awesome. :)

    • TheMaskedSkullKid

      Replace that wouldn’t you see into would.

  • NowhereMan

    Really bummed Skull Kid isnt a playable character. Majoras Mask was always my favorite of the two and always wanted to see something else done with it. SK alone would of made me buy this. Anyone play melee still?