8B1T On December - 25 - 2013

As expected, Zelda was today confirmed to be in both the WiiU and 3DS versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Celebrating the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Japan, Sakurai posted the following on Miiverse:
 
To celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Japan, Zelda joins the battle!! It’s great to see so many female characters this time around.
 
Check out all the screens below!

 

8B1T

A veteran of the Forum, you'll probably know me as H-J (Kaabii) or 8B1T. My main role on the website is as an assistant editor. My favorite Nintendo franchises are Mario, Kirby and Legend of Zelda, though I do have fleeting moments of entering fandoms beyond the Big N (mainly Japan only stuff).

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  • 8B1T

    I have to love her expressivity in screens 2/5/6/9. Also, screen 2 seems to suggest that she summons Darknuts (or are they Armos?) as an attack now…?

    • SuperZambezi

      Looks like her Phantom from Spirit Tracks. That’s a really cool addition!

      • Braystar

        Yeah! She must have new special actacks

        • tsvlink25

          Thing is, Toon Zelda was a scrapped character from Brawl. I guess that means she won’t be appearing, lol.

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Why not? There’s Link and Toon Link isn’t there?

        • Aaron Illingworth

          Have you guys considered it’s an assist trophy?

          • Braystar

            she summoned it

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Not necessarily.

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      Like Illingworth said above, it’s suspicious that she’s in the same exact position as in screen 9 to summon the Phantom. Although, it would be nice to have another powerful attack in her arsenal, as her serious lack of K.O.-capable attacks in Brawl jogged down her match-ups immensely (she’s even before last in the American tier list.) On a side note, I would miss Din’s Fire immensely if it left…

  • Cyan

    She’s flawless… *sigh* i’m in love.

    • Braystar

      ._. Very disturbing

      • Sea Slug and Wagashi

        It appears you have never seen a huge fan before… Check out Deviantart’s million kiss pictures for proof.

        • Braystar

          I only look at Nintendrawer’s comics

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Then you’ll just have to take my word for it. :)

          • Braystar

            Hm… NOPE!

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            OK, just remember me when you see your cousin draws another picture of her favorite character and her kissing. :P

          • Braystar

            Wait… HOW DO YOU KNOW IT’S A GIRL… OH AND SHE’S 15

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            It’s because I also have a female cousin who’s 15 and draws kiss pictures… Creepy isn’t it? Whenever I talk to people it always seems like one of their cousins draws kiss pictures. So I took a wild guess and assumed you had one. They aren’t always girls though – I accidentally used the pronoun “her” (it’s a pronoun, right?) instead of “their” and “them” because I was thinking of my own cousin.

          • Braystar

            oh… that is creepy! :0

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Yup.

          • Braystar

            What’s your age, cause I’m 12 (almost 13)?

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Why?

          • Braystar

            Age difference

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            I’m 200.

          • Braystar

            T_T Stop screwing around!

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Not much older than you. That’s all you need to know…

          • Braystar

            Do I???

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Yes, no, maybe so.

          • Braystar

            Pick one plz!

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Maybe so. Hey look, the conversation is so long previous posts are being deleted.

          • Braystar

            Ok, U R 13!

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            Am I? Anyway, this is a pretty old post, so I won’t be coming back here anymore. Toodle-loo!

          • Braystar

            Bye!

  • CuriousUser

    Despite her appearance in games released after Brawl like Skyward Sword and A Link Between World’s, Zelda’s design looks remarkably alike the design seen in no game other than Twilight Princess (her hair being brown not gold). How could this have been? Before any suggests me to, I will take a closer look to see what could be Skyward Sword based. Anyway, an observation of mine was proven right.

  • Braystar

    On Wii U, she’s green, on 3DS, she’s purple. 0_o And I agree with the comment in the post. If I get this game, my sis DOESN’T need to complain that she only has Peach and Zelda… YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! :D

    • MagiKooper

      What do you mean she’s green on the WiiU? They look about the same…

      • Braystar

        the lighting

        • Sea Slug and Wagashi

          I have no idea what you’re talking about. Can you clarify please? I’m curious.

        • 8B1T

          SIlly boy, you just explained why is appears so weird with this comment. -_-”
          Lighting is stage dependent anyways, like you wouldn’t expect a purple shade in Battlefield night. :p

          • Braystar

            )_(

            CCCCCRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Critical Hit

      I think that because Zelda’s so pale she is easily affected by lighting.

  • hi

    yay zelda!but im dissapointed!they put the brawl zelda instead of the skyward sword zelda

    • 8B1T

      SS Zelda doesn’t really have anything going for her move wise though, so it wasn’t a surprise that they reused TP Zelda.

  • http://google.com/ DryBonesLover and Fantic

    Rosalina sure does loo evil in picture 6….. But in further notice, I’m really glad Zelda’s back!

  • VideoTanooki

    Just noticed that Shiek wasn’t announced alongside/ as part of Zelda. Could that mean that Shiek is out(or a separate character) and Zelda’s new down special is to summon a darknut?

    • E.Gadd

      Shiek and Zelda have never been announced at the same time, not even during Melee, so I don’t think it means that, but you never know.

      • VideoTanooki

        Oh never noticed that.

      • Cole Holbrook

        They weren’t? I thought that trailer was what confirmed them.

        • E.Gadd

          Nope. The original trailer did not have Zelda fighting like in the opening sequence that released with the game. They also only talked about and showed the character in game footage as Shiek. It wouldn’t be much later that they would reveal that Shiek is a transformation of Zelda.

          • E.Gadd

            Here’s the actual announcement for Melee at E3. And remember, at this time, no one had ever heard of a transformation character, most just thought Shiek was an interesting way to make Zelda into a character who could “fight”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSOLLpj7N2M

          • Cole Holbrook

            Agh! The first time I saw that I already knew Zelda was in. Thanks for the info I just thought it was know

  • Luigiguy567

    Now that Zelda is announced, that’s 1 down, 4 to go. Nintendo needs to announce Wario, Yoshi, Ness, and Captain Falcon before I’m satisfied with the roster.

    • Cole Holbrook

      Jigglypuff, Ice Climbers and King Dedede

      • hi

        and zero suit samus

        • Luigiguy567

          I think she’s already in the game, but I could be wrong.

          • Cole Holbrook

            Not confirmed but Samus’s final smash appears the same soooo probably

          • BlooperLover

            At the Moment, she is not confirmed. At Least I think. We haven’t seen any footage of Zero Suit Samus and she isn’t on the Website from what I have seen. But Samus’ smash is so far the same so she probably she will be in to.

    • Name

      You’d be satisfied with 8 Mario characters, and one Pokemon character? -.-

      • Cole Holbrook

        We know Jiggs, probly Pokemon Trainer and I’m guessing Mewtwo. Although with the larger Mario roster who knows if they’ll add yet another.

      • Luigiguy567

        Yes, I would. Not a pokemon fan.

        • Name

          You made it seem like you wouldn’t mind if that was the final roster. And I’m not much of a Pokemon fan, either. However, it is Nintendo’s second most successful franchise, just behind Mario, and deserves just as many reps (5; not counting Mario spin-offs for this), or at the very least 4.

          • Luigiguy567

            Sorry about that, I don’t want it to be the final roster, but those are the characters I want to be announced.

    • danopdno

      actually five to go, bring on jigglypuff, sixth generation made jigglypuff a fairy type. So she might be relevant and she one of the original twelve.
      EDIT: six to go, kirby rep predicted be shown in january, my guess king dedede.

  • Paul

    Picture 8: Sheik’s taunt ?

    • E.Gadd

      Looks like it. Interesting.

    • 8B1T

      Probably meant 7 (since the render isn’t pic 1), but good observation.

  • supamawiol0l

    Woah! I totally didn’t see that coming! -_- Anyway, she looks cool.

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      It’s literally been weeks since everyone was freaking out about ALBW coming out today…

      • supamawiol0l

        Maybe I didn’t show my sarcasm enough. Did you notice the -_-?

        • Sea Slug and Wagashi

          Well this is embarrassing……

  • supamawiol0l

    Haha I love the second to last picture!

  • Cole Holbrook

    It’s concerning to not see Sheik. With characters like Pikmin AND Olimar and Rosalima AND Luma and stuff you’d think Sheik would be there. But remember Zero Suit Samus isn’t confirmed yet either. And I was thinking more along the lines of an Assist Trophy for the Darknut. I don’t think that Zelda controlled those so why would she be able to summon one?

    • Cole Holbrook

      Furthermore her pose in the Darknut is the same as the second to last one (with no Darknut) so I think that means she isn’t summoning it

      • Aaron Illingworth

        You do realize we didn’t see the confirmation of Zelda until right before Melee’s release? The same goes for Sheik in Brawl. And the Dark Nut is an assist trophy. Zelda is taunting in that screencap.

        • Critical Hit

          Yo Bro are you going around down voting every comment that involves the darknut and/or shiek. If so you need to stop.

          • Aaron Illingworth

            Um, even if it was me, what difference does it make? Do you lose sleep over a downvote?

          • Critical Hit

            I know it’s to express disagreement, but I’m taking it seriously because we are just speculating and guessing we aren’t saying it has to be this way. I mean what if I downvoted all of your comments, then you would get irritated or at least a little annoyed (not that I actually would).

          • Aaron Illingworth

            I could really care less.

          • NoName

            Wow your rude, but who am I to butt into someone’s argument.

          • NoName

            *You’re

          • anoyn

            You guys it is not darknut itis a phantom from loz:spirit tracks where zelda possessed one. This could be a new move that reference the
            game. Or could be a an assist trophy.

          • Critical Hit

            Yeah so butt out.

        • Cole Holbrook

          I know I said that. My point was that it’s weird when other dual character have been revealed together. I think Sheik will return.

        • SaturnYoshi

          That’s not a Darknut. It’s the Phantom Armor Zelda possessed in Spirit Tracks.

  • supamawiol0l

    Has anyone noticed that every game Rosalina has been in got good reviews?

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      With good reason. :)

      • supamawiol0l

        Yeah, because IT’S FREAKING MARIO :D

  • 39 Years of Mario Kart

    For those who want Princess Daisy in this new Smash Bros., don’t worry about that, she will NOT be a clone of Princess Peach because she would have different movesets much like Luigi who is now acting very different to Mario.
    P.S. the one who would be a real clone is Birdo, which she might be a clone of Yoshi.

    • MagiKooper

      Pretty sure she will just be a custom skin and now even make the cut as always, it’s Smash not Mario Party…Nintendo puts characters in that function in a different way and feel different.,,,like…Mario is my guess average…..Sonic focuses on speed and little strength…..and Megaman has to be like strength and shooter….which Villager could probably beat…..seriously almost all of Megaman’s attacks are projectiles…..Villager can probably catch anything he throws at him.

      But we don’t know much about Daisy for her to be in Smash, Rosalina has become a fan favorite because she actually different, we actually know her…..more so than Daisy…..if they would make a game focused around Daisy and Luigi romance then she would probably get some attention…….but at least she has more attention than Waluigi.

      • 39 Years of Mario Kart

        I’m not talking about Mario Kart or Mario Party, Magikooper. Besides, the Daisy and Luigi romance game idea is just like Disney making a Goofy cartoon focusing on Clarabelle and Goofy romance.

    • Cole Holbrook

      I love Daisy but after Rosalina I don’t really want another Mario character. I would love it if Daisy was a skin of Peach. (With her own model and voice).

      • 39 Years of Mario Kart

        Not even Toad?

        • GENO

          I rather have GENO as another mario rep, but he is too unlikely to join smash bros as playable or assist trophy. He was request uncommon in brawl post. I hope there another game that give geno a cameo appearance or playable chance.

        • Cole Holbrook

          Don’t hate, but I never wanted Toad in Smash. I probably wouldn’t complain if he WAS though. I love him in Kart and everything else but I can’t see him having a very good moveset. I would rather have Bowser Jr., Daisy, or even Birdo. Although now I don’t want another unless they appear as skins. (not Bowser Jr.)

  • ToadFan

    5 female characters are already conformes.

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      Four and a half, since WFT can also be a guy.

      • ToadFan

        Ok, but in her normal outfit she continue to be a girl.

        • Sea Slug and Wagashi

          Um, hello? Didn’t you notice all those people hating on WFT for having a vagina? Half of the people who play smash are going to only play as the guy. Haven’t you ever wondered why there are so little females? Sure there are generally more guy characters in games, but there isn’t 7 out of 41, with one treated as a lesser person, two treated as simply transformations, one of those two having an ambiguous gender, a second one having an ambiguous gender, and another one still believed to be male in many circles! Sakurai isn’t sexist, but he’s still trying to sell something, people!

          • Cole Holbrook

            I think you need to calm down. Toadfan simply counted Wii Fit Trainer as a female (which she is) and you ranted on how people like playing with dudes…. I don;t remember anybody hating on the fact that she is female. A lot of people thought she was super weird though. I’m still suprised! But the lesser one here is the male form and I think I’ll use female WFT way more than male.

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            You missed the point. Males do like playing with males, but a lot are horribly exclusionary towards females. All the girls attract a lot of hate, just for being woman in a fighting game. And don’t ask me for sources – it’s people in real life I meet who say this. I’ve also seen A LOT online, but I talk more to people face-to-face. Although, I might have been taking out my anger a bit too much while stressing my point. Sorry…

            Also, don’t dare say that the female form is attributed more importance by the fans. If people are given a choice of gender, the male will always come out on top, no matter how hard Sakurai or anyone else tries. Always…

          • Name

            Why exactly you turned this simple female character count into an argument about the sexism of fans is beyond me.

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            I have this habit of going on and on and on to prove my points. :P

            Also, I feel like I didn’t say this clearly enough: ToadFan, I’m sorry. Sure I was proving my point, but I also got a little angry because this subject frustrates me. My point still holds, but I should have been more neutral.

          • Cole Holbrook

            I just don’t think there was a point needed because all that he said was Wii Fit Trainer is female. I do get what your point is though.

          • Sea Slug and Wagashi

            I guess we’ll just have to wait until the game comes out and see how the community treats WFT.

  • BlooperLover

    Am just happy Zelda is finally confirmed. ^.^ It is nice to see more female character, considering Brawl only had like.. 3 and a half. ? (If you counted one of the Ice Climbers) And Sheik, um yeah she probably is going to be in, even though they weren’t confirmed at the same time, well , they never really been confirmed at the same time.

  • Cole Holbrook

    Wait… They didn’t show ONE of her moves!

    • E.Gadd

      This is what is most interesting really, she could have a somewhat altered moveset like both Bowser and Pit.

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      You clearly missed the slap in screen 5. The only reason why she isn’t actually slapping DK is because it wouldn’t actually look like a slap, DK would just go flying across the stage. Do you honestly think it could be a taunt?

      • Cole Holbrook

        I don’t think it is a taunt but I think maybe she is just turning and running or something.

        • Sea Slug and Wagashi

          Her face is too aggressive. Compare with screens 1 and 10. Also, if I recall properly, all ground turning animations is simply the standing animation being flipped with possibly a slight shift of the feet and a “skid” white blur animation.

  • CuriousUser

    There are some Possible Character Confirmations for other release timing’s in Japan, like Diddy on DKC4′s release and Yoshi on Yoshi’s New Island’s release. Though VideoTanooki had thought King Dedede on the release of Kirby Triple DX, January 11th unfortunately is a Saturday.

    • BlazinJ

      Sakurai could possibly announce King DeDeDe on January 10th the day.before Japan gets Kirby Triple Deluxe

  • anthony

    now all i need is yoshi to be announced and i can be happy

    • CuriousUser

      Are you the Anthony from the Miiverse with blond hair and a red shirt that has something in common with me that posts on the SSB Community more frequently. Seems familiar unless I’m confused.
      *https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/Anthony888888888

  • Boo3DarkBoo

    Zelda is confirmed, great, but now Sakurai need to annouce at least C. Falcon, Ness, Yoshi, Wario, King Dedede, Jigglypuff for make the game with a great roster. I like to see Ike, Mewtwo and Ganondorf in the game too.

    • Cole Holbrook

      Zero Suit Samus, Falco, Sheik, Ice Climbers, Mr. Game and Watch plus yours. Although I wouldn’t mind if Ike got cut and a new Fire Emblem character from Awakening came in. I’m also hopeful for Meta Night and Pokemon Trainer.

      • Boo3DarkBoo

        I forgot Ice Climbers, I like to see them too. No ofense to you, but I think Zero Suit Samus ruined the final smash of Samus, please don’t take this wrong. I want Ike return, he’s one of my favourite characters from Brawl, but if he got a cut, most likely Chrom replace him.

        • Cole Holbrook

          I personally want Chrom in. I liked playing as Zero Suit but that made me not want to get the smash ball so I can see what you mean, because if a person only liked Samus suited up then they’d have to avoid final smash which puts them at a disadvantage.

  • Eric Yann

    how many females are in ssbb?
    3? WRONG! 3 and a half, due to the ice climbers. just some fun trivia

    • Boo3DarkBoo

      No, 4 and a half. Peach, Zelda, Samus, Marth and one of Ice Climbers.

      • T0blet

        Are you joking? :p

        Marth is male.

      • Sea Slug and Wagashi

        Ugh, more crap about Marth wearing a headband making him female. People can wear whatever they want you know – and it’s a symbol of royalty anyway.

      • Unknown Entity

        2b15h134U l_ [] l_

      • supamawiol0l

        HAHAHAHA MARTH IS A DUDE!

    • Jimmy Elwell

      actually it’s 4 and a fourth: Peach, Zelda, Samus, Ice Climbers equals one half, and jigglypuff since jigglypuffs are 75 percent female

  • 39 Years of Mario Kart

    Well, i think that Solid Snake shall return in this new Super Smash Bros. game as well.

  • T0blet

    Zelda confirmed with her TP design, excellent; a healthy dose of purple. :)

    I personally think this design is a lot better than the SS Zelda one and I’m so glad they went with it.

    • Sea Slug and Wagashi

      SS Zelda was designed with “sweet and innocent” in mind, so it wouldn’t quite fit in a fighting game. She was also presented with no magical abilities whatsoever, if you didn’t notice.

      • T0blet

        I think this would be better directed at SS Zelda fans. :p

  • pgrimes1

    I’m glad Zelda is back. It’s good to see nintendo giving other female characters a chance. As a male, I don’t mind playing a female character (Daisy is my favorite in the Mario Party series, mostly because she annoys other players lol) but I find the over the top pinky girlyness of Peach off putting.

    • Braystar

      I’m kinda the same but I would be more male character person.

  • nintendofan2000

    I am really glad they stuck with her Twilight Princess design :)

    • Braystar

      Same!

  • Peach

    Is it me or does Zelda look like the Grudge in the last photo?

    • Peach

      Well next to last… haha

      • Sea Slug and Wagashi

        Kinda, I suppose. …Hehe – it is true! :P

        • Braystar

          WHAT IS THE GRUDGE!

          • Unknown Entity

            A movie with a creepy girl. That’s The Grudge. And I can see how they thought Zelda looked like it. lol

          • Braystar

            Oh… *Reads Wikiapedia entry* OH GOD NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Has nightmares about the grudge and Tails doll*

          • Jimmy Elwell

            does the grudge look anything like the girl from the ring

          • Braystar

            Great, more stuff I don’t know…

          • Jimmy Elwell

            So does she?

          • Braystar

            I DON’T KNOW???!!!

    • Braystar

      The what?

    • supamawiol0l

      Don’t remind me of that movie please. *shudders*

  • Sea Slug and Wagashi

    I have this weird feeling that SS Zelda might be a separate playable character. It came out of nowhere… If it happens, I called it.

  • hi

    i think the 7 characters are:zero suit samus,yoshi,captain falcon,ganondorf,sheik,jigglypuff and maybe another pokemon

    • hi

      now i remembered instead of ganondorf it should be ness because he apeared in the other 3 and because there needs to be at least one earthbound character