Princess Zelda Returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U And 3DS

Princess Zelda Returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U And 3DS

Princess Zelda, from the Zelda universe, first made her debut in the Gamecube's Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Nintendo is taking its sweet time revealing the new characters for its flagship mascot brawler: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS, but it is at least satisfying our appetite for Smash Bros. news by regularly unveiling returning fighters from prior games. This time, Nintendo has announced that Princess Zelda, of the Zelda series fame, will be returning in the new game.

Long-time fans of the series will know that Zelda, who made her debut in the Gamecube's Super Smash Bros. Melee, can transform into her alter-ego Sheik by using her down-b special. However, none of the screenshots released alongside her announcement show Sheik. Have the two characters been split? Or has Sheik been given the ax entirely?

Check out the screenshots of her in action below:

You'll notice one of the screenshots has her commanding a phantom from the DS's Spirit Tracks game, which, if Sheik truly has been cut, may be her new down-b special move.

So far, Zelda, Link, Toon Link, Marth, Sonic, Olimar, Peach, Luigi, Mario, Donkey Kong, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Bowser, Pikachu and Pit have been confirmed to be returning from prior games, while Rosalia, Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer and the Villager are confirmed new characters.

Are you glad that Zelda made the cut, or are you worried that her inclusion may have bumped your favorite fighter off the roster? I thought she had a very interesting play-style with the Sheik transformation mechanic in Brawl. It seems odd to cut it, although they may still announce it at a later date.

The game will release sometime in 2014.

Source: Smash Bros. Blog

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Another game I will buy, excellent, hopefully the game will be cross platform.

When is this game going to get released? All I hear from it is them revealing new characters with the same hype as if it was a new game reveal, if every other company did that shit with their content then it would be a clusterfuck (although FPSs do the exact same thing with maps).

And arent people overthinking this game? From what I understand its just a fun game with no much depth to it in comparision to other fighting games yet the roster here seems to matter much more.

Smash bros has a surprisingly large amount of depth actually. It all depends on how the game is played of course, either you just go free for all with 4 players items and whatnot, in wich the game becomes a very fun clusterfuck, or you go 1v1 with maybe the smash ball activated and play it like a regular fighter. It's a pretty legit fighter if you do it that way. When melee ran during the last evo championship they had a ton of viewers.

Interesting how she has the knight armor from Spirit Tracks. If Sheik did get axed, they'd probably just replace her with someone like Impa. It would switch up dynamics quite a bit

Dang, that is one amazing model.

So, that's pretty much all the female characters from Brawl confirmed returning (except for Nana the Ice Climber).

Fingers crossed for Palutena, Jill Dozer, Lucina...

I don't think she's commanding the Darknut. Her pose in #2 is the same as in #8, which tells me that that pose is part of another attack and, though clever camera work, they have put together a potentially misleading shot. Almost all her pictures are cleverly shot to create "scenes" which would not exist in the regular game.

Additionally, spirit control was never that Zelda's thing. What seems more plausible to me, and exciting, is that there will be a "toon" Zelda addition who may have that ability.

But the Darknut is most likely an assist item.

I'm glad she has her Twilight Princess look; As a blonde, she just looks like Link in drag.

I just wish Peach & Zelda has weapons or were super strong. It would be cool to see them bodyslamming opponents to the concrete.

You know, I am glad Zelda is on there and all....BUT WHERE IS MY YOSHI! Still not on the list and he was on the first game. I am still sure their will be no problem and he will be back by the time it is sold, but still why take so long to throw him on the list.

Sigh....back to waiting.

Will she have alternate skins like Wii Fit Trainer? Will I have my Skyward Sword Zelda? Because I don't really like Twilight Princes Zelda.

Wow, that is some serious Sailor Moon posing in that last screenshot.

The_State:
I don't think she's commanding the Darknut. Her pose in #2 is the same as in #8, which tells me that that pose is part of another attack and, though clever camera work, they have put together a potentially misleading shot. Almost all her pictures are cleverly shot to create "scenes" which would not exist in the regular game.

That's actually one of the things I like the most about the official Smash Brothers site updates: the fun they have with the screenshots they post. It seems like they're being even more creative this time than they were with Brawl, which is saying a lot.

The_State:
Additionally, spirit control was never that Zelda's thing. What seems more plausible to me, and exciting, is that there will be a "toon" Zelda addition who may have that ability.

I'm ususally not interested in "clone" characters, but that might actually be pretty awesome.

If she is as good in this one as she is in Brawl, I'm glad to have her back. Now the real question, will Ganondorf return? Will he still be a clone of Captain Falcon? I hope not, he has so much potential as a fighter, he needs to utilize it!

Woo!

Now, can they, like, make her not bottom tier for once*? :(

* Sheik specifically being top tier in Melee doesn't count, Zelda was still bad.

Glad they lost Sheik. He/She/It was in one game and fit into the plot as Zelda's disguise. In Brawl, they used Twilight Princess Zelda and a Sheik that never showed up in that game. It always bugged me. Now they should change up more character's moves. Mario could get the tanuki suit. Samus could get a move or 2 from the Prime games. Link could use some of the more unique items like the Beetle or Spinner instead of bombs, arrows and boomerang

Sheik was always kind of a stretch anyway, being a character from only one Zelda game who only popped up occasionally and never actually did any fighting. It seemed like they only included her to make Zelda more cool, and it makes even less sense now that they're taking the Zelda from TP.

That being said, I'd welcome a Toon Zelda who can transform into Tetra the pirate.

Great. But I'd also like to see the Zelda from Skyward Sword.

But most of all...

I WANT GHIRAHIM!

Evil Smurf:
Another game I will buy, excellent, hopefully the game will be cross platform.

You have about as much chance of that as Microsoft making Halo multi-platform. None at all. Sadly.

OT: I'm also glad that they stuck with the Twilight Princess design. I really loved the way all the characters looked with that style besides the OoT one but that one's been done too much now I think.

Arnoxthe1:

Evil Smurf:
Another game I will buy, excellent, hopefully the game will be cross platform.

You have about as much chance of that as Microsoft making Halo multi-platform. None at all. Sadly.

OT: I'm also glad that they stuck with the Twilight Princess design. I really loved the way all the characters looked with that style besides the OoT one but that one's been done too much now I think.

Fun fact, Twilight Princess had the best design of all Zelda games.

Can you imagine cross platform SSB? Going to your friends house and paying against him/her on your DS while he/she is on the WiiU. Well at least making the game multiplayer on the same consoles would be good.

I'm pumped for this game, I'm definitely buying the game for a friend with a DS so I can play against her.

McMarbles:
Fingers crossed for Palutena, Jill Dozer, Lucina...

Marth is in, so I don't think Lucina's gonna make the cut. In terms of new characters I'm sill holding out hope for Chrom, and for female characters I'm just hoping they realise what a terrible idea using Other M Samus is and change it to the Zero Mission or Prime version.

Euphbug:
You know, I am glad Zelda is on there and all....BUT WHERE IS MY YOSHI! Still not on the list and he was on the first game. I am still sure their will be no problem and he will be back by the time it is sold, but still why take so long to throw him on the list.

Sigh....back to waiting.

They'll probably announce him as part of the marketing campaign for Yarn Yoshi or Yoshi's NEW Island. That seems to be the pattern these days.

Hrm... it's neat and I loved playing her in melee at least.. So at least I got someone I can play.. but still waiting to hear who if anyone they're going to pull from the new Fire Emblem. I expect Chrom but curious if they pull some other fan favorite to sneak in as well... (and of my course my ever pipe dreamish hope of them sniping Flynn from SMT 4 for this too sense Atlus and Nintendo are getting all snuggly with the whole SMT/Fire emblem cross over game. Make for interesting marketing to plug them together in their big sales driving cross over event game after all.)

Gearhead mk2:

McMarbles:
Fingers crossed for Palutena, Jill Dozer, Lucina...

Marth is in, so I don't think Lucina's gonna make the cut. In terms of new characters I'm sill holding out hope for Chrom, and for female characters I'm just hoping they realise what a terrible idea using Other M Samus is and change it to the Zero Mission or Prime version.

Wouldn't be to hard to believe they might sneak Lucina in as an alt marth skin at the very least, a touch of fan service for relatively little change to the character model and such. Worst part would be the additional voice set -shrug-

likalaruku:
I'm glad she has her Twilight Princess look; As a blonde, she just looks like Link in drag.

First, that made me laugh harder than I care to admit.

I just wish Peach & Zelda has weapons or were super strong. It would be cool to see them bodyslamming opponents to the concrete.

Second, I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. It always bothered me that Peach and Zelda were rather weak and, quite frankly, really crappy in comparison to the rest of the roster. Peach moved so slow and clunky and her moves and attacks lacked any oomf. Zelda was the same, but her strength relied on magic, which was very projectile reliant if I remember correctly. However, projectiles aren't something you should really rely on in a melee based combat game, like this one here. Her strongpoint was really Sheik, who at least was a good evasive character, quick and agile and able to dodge attacks. Either both need to be easier and less awkward to control or they need to buff their basic attacks.

I don't think this is the end of Sheik. Sheik was the only thing going for Zelda anyway. Otherwise, she's just so close to a Peach clone with all the crappy moves and movements. :P

Could we confirm some characters that weren't in the previous games please? As opposed to the ones we have come to expect? It's getting kind of obnoxious all these big character announcements from characters that have been in the game since melee or even the first game.

Evil Smurf:
Fun fact, Twilight Princess had the best design of all Zelda games.

Can you imagine cross platform SSB? Going to your friends house and paying against him/her on your DS while he/she is on the WiiU. Well at least making the game multiplayer on the same consoles would be good.

I'm pumped for this game, I'm definitely buying the game for a friend with a DS so I can play against her.

>_> TP had so much potential. So much... But they half-assed it. And instead of giving it one more try, they dumped it and moved to Windwaker to continue that over TP. It's not fair, I tell you!

OT: I could imagine a lot of things that would be great for cross-platform but the current way things are run will, of course, not allow this. *shrug* The benefit of such a system, though, is, of course, competition, which leads to better quality products.

Great to hear Zelda is back but what of Sheik? Will he be back or is he on the chopping block?

Would be great to know that if Nintendo would hurry up with character announcements. For the love of Glob, we're up to 20 characters and Rosalina was the first new character to be named after E3?! STEP IT UP, PEOPLE!

Also, not to bang on this issue again, but you need a better title for your next SSB game because Super Smash Bros for 3DS and WiiU does not cut it. How about Super Smash Bros Showdown or Super Smash Bros Rumble. If you went with the latter, it would be a good way to bring in ring announcer Michael Buffer to introduce Punch Out's own Little Mac (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).

Final note: if you do bring in Little Mac, have a skin where Mario is wearing his boxing ref attire from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. Just a thought.

If Sheik is chopped out then I will be very very sad.
Oh, and where the hell is my Captain Falcon? He's a legacy character if anything and I want him to return to his former Melee glory, before they nerfed him like crazy in Brawl. >.>

 

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