Sheik:  ninja-ing her tea

Zelda characters and themes have made numerous appearances in non-Zelda games over the ages, including Link as a guest character in Soul Calibur II and an entire Zelda level in Super Mario 3D Land.  However, the most popular and definitely the most highly-publicized of all such appearances can be seen in the Super Smash Bros. series.  Link has appeared in every installment in the series, and Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, and dozens of other references have also appeared.

Recently in a statement to Nintendo Power, Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, has warned fans not to expect a new title for the Wii U coming any time soon.  Read on to see exactly what he has to say.

Sakurai is currently devoting his full attention to his upcoming title for the Nintendo 3DS, Kid Icarus:  Uprising.  In a statement to Nintendo Power, he said:

“I can’t really say anything until things settle down with Kid Icarus…  And a lot of it will depend on the team that I end up assembling for Smash Bros.  It may take a while, but I think that your patience will be rewarded.”

Although this means we won’t be seeing Link and Zelda appearing in a Smash Bros. game any time soon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Nintendo revealed at E3 2011 that the dual Smash Bros. games for Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS hadn’t even started development, and wouldn’t any time soon.  However, this is good news for any fans wanting Skyward Sword to be featured in the games, just as Twilight Princess was with Brawl.  Which new characters and stages based on Skyward Sword would you like to see in future Smash Bros. games?

Source:  Nintendo Everything