Super Smash Bros. 4 - Toon Link

The latest revealed character in the roster of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games is certainly a familiar face around these parts. Toon Link returns, and he’s looking more colourful and stylistic than ever. Perfect timing, too, with the recent launch of The Wind Waker HD.

It’s not a completely shocking surprise, but it is nice to see my main in action in the new titles. You can read on for a slew of screenshots of Toon Link in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game.

Some of his moves from Brawl appear to be confirmed here, such as his Up + B spiralling slash, his Hero’s Bow and, judging by the Wind Waker-style smoke in one image, his bomb-throwing. You can also catch him posing with other characters, sleeping on the job and taunting with the Wind Waker baton. You can even see him compared with his more “realistic” iteration, with quite the size difference!

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Update: Friday’s update from the Super Smash Bros. site features another screenshot of Toon Link. It shows that his bombs can again be caught by other characters.

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Source: Super Smash Bros.
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  • Canyarion

    He’s got a bit of a lifeless expression on his face!! It reminds me a bit of the downgrade in Phantom Hourglass.

    • Reece

      Really? I dunno, I'm seeing anger, happiness, surprise, fatigue and more in these screenshots alone, which is more emotion than most of the other character reveals.

      • Robbo

        Hes showing the emotions but he seems to kind of have dead eyes compared to the actual game where they seem to really pop. sounds lame to say it haha but the eyes look kinda funny here

  • wandersage

    With all this emphasis on windwaker, and the toon style of link in all the zelda stuff that's been coming out recently. I kinda wonder if the next zelda game will be a more cartoony or alternative art style, and this is nintendo's way of getting us used to the idea.

    • MikeL

      You sound exactly like the naysayers back in 2002 who thought that every future Zelda would look like Wind Waker.

    • Reece

      Remember though, WWHD wasn't planned until recently. Nintendo toyed with Zelda games in HD, and after seeing Wind Waker running on the system, THEN they decided to run with the project. So considering the Wind Waker revisit hasn't been thought about for a significantly long time, I doubt they would base the future of the series on some quick decisions they only just made. Toon Link was a popular character in Brawl, so I think he was always going to return. So I'm not seeing that happening.

  • Faleel

    "see my main in action"

    Your what?

    • JonahTHD

      A "main" is pretty much another way of saying " the character I like to use the most".

      The term is mostly used for fighting games and MMO's.

  • Reask

    Does this mean we'll see the return of the rest of the clones? I'd rather see Lucas, Falco and Wolf go bye bye.

    • DarkLink1996

      Lucas & Falco have the potential to be different, Wolf also could, but as the very reason he exists is to be a foil to Fox, I don't think it'd work.

  • JonahTHD

    Well, there goes any hope I had of Young Link return from the depths of Melee.

    • DarkLink1996

      If they brought OoT Link back,maybe we'd get Young Link too.

      • TrueHylianHero

        As a DLC, probably.

    • TrueHylianHero

      And Young Zelda as a newcomer, too.

  • RPH1

    Look at the seams on his clothes. That makes them look more real. I'm glad Toon Link is back. He is the most athletic. He's also the one I used most in SSB Brawl, even though he was unlocked later.

    I was hoping they would use Skyward Sword Link as Teen Link, but that is clearly Twilight Princess Link. Oh, well. I'm still buying 2 versions of this game.

  • Mickii

    I really really approve of this!! It really makes up for that only slightly touched up TP Link. Granted, Toon Link is also only slightly touched up, but he's supposed to be from the Wind Waker. Plus, he looks really good! I mean really! Still toon like, realistic shading, but not as detailed as Brawl.

    Now I'm eagerly waiting news on Zelda! I really hope they give her a whole new model. We all know how physically different the Zeldas from TP and SS are, and I won't stand for it if they do to her what they did to Link.

  • Jack

    Mehhhhhh personaly im not a big fan of toon link, i like adult link, it would be hella bad ass if insted they used link from twilight princess, and even have him the abuilaty to change into the wolf 😀

    • Guest

      Looks like a Link from Twilight Princess 2. I mean, everything matches up with Twilight Princess except the colors, face, and hair. Sakurai changed everyone's colors to primary, so that'd explain that. And the face and hair look 100% unique, and older than any Link so far. This Link looks more like the tech demo for Zelda U Link than TP actually. Further pointing to Zelda U being some sort of sequel to TP. What better way to show the essence of Zelda than with a sequel that had major ties with the most well-known Zelda game? Twilight Princess is still my favorite, actually. Midna really won me over. I hope Link's final smash isn't Wolf Link. Just so Wolf Link can be part of a playable Midna with her look in Zelda U/ TP2…. ahhhh……. that would be amazing…. and possibly give Zelda more swaps like Sheik (Tetra, Phantom, Possessed, Spirit Maiden) and even put her in a duo with Impa! Then have Ganondorf and Ghirahim playable with sword/ magic movesets (but different) and that would be great representation of the Zelda series! My favorite series!

  • Xuleh

    He looks older somehow… Is this a sign? Please be a sign, I love this art style!

    • Midranl

      No, of course not. Nintendo's done with this style. Adult Link is the one that looks like an older Twilight Princess Link. Hopefully they'll follow that style as close as possible. They specifically said Toon Link was there for WWHD. It's not like we'll ever see Peach's smash design in a Mario game. Plus, how does he look older, his eyebrows might be slightly bigger?Is his face any slimmer? It just looks like Sakurai is going with the primary colors pattern, and tooned him up a bit more. I could see them making a toon game for the 3ds eventually, but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere WW was the start of the design, and WWHD was the end of it. I just hope we don't see the design on the Wii U, other than Smash, which I'm also not particularly happy about seeing him.

  • Some Guy

    Toon Link is my main