The roster of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has slowly been coming together in recent months, courtesy of the games’ official site. Character reveals have been occurring roughly once a month, but Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the franchise, must have felt that fans deserved two confirmations in the month of September. Gamers were previously unsurprised to see Peach rejoin the cast a couple of weeks ago, and now the cartoony iteration of Hyrule’s favorite hero, Toon Link, has secured a spot in the game.
As a returning veteran to the Super Smash Bros. series, Toon Link appears to retain the move set he established in his Brawl debut. Mimicking many of the attacks that the classically designed Link has, but with some minor alterations, The Wind Waker protagonist is a surprising addition for many. Toon Link even made Game Rant‘s list of the top 5 veterans unlikely to return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, but we’d be lying if we said his addition wasn’t a nice surprise.
This announcement ties in nicely with the recent eShop release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which goes to show that Sakurai plans on confirming characters — albeit returning fighters — that tie in with every major first-party release. Given that Ninty has a slew of games on the horizon for both of its platforms (Pokemon X & Y, Super Mario 3D World, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze), there looks to be no shortage of roster reveals in the months to come.
There are now 16 characters confirmed for the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., but there’s no telling how many will end up in the final games. There are sure to be a number of newcomers joining the likes of Mega Man, and they’ll be revealed in good time, but since not all of the fighters from Brawl will make it to the new Smash games it’s nice to see a questionable face resurface.
Which veteran are you hoping to see make a comeback? Which newcomer are you still holding out for?
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is scheduled to launch in 2014.
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