After Link, Toon Link and Princess Zelda being confirmed as playable fighters, we have a new and slightly more obscure face from the Zelda series appearing in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title on 3DS; this time in the form of a stage background character. Alfonzo, Royal Engineer of the Spirit Train and descendant of Wind Waker‘s Gonzo, is confirmed to appear in the Spirit Tracks stage.
Series director Masahiro Sakurai says on Miiverse:
“When Toon Link joins the battle, Alfonzo is in charge of the train.
Alfonzo: “Leave it to me!””
As you will know if you’re familiar with previous screenshots of this stage, Toon Link is usually seen conducting the train. But, if a player selects him to fight in this stage, Sakurai’s quote suggests that Alfonzo will take his place–removing the scenario of a potential Toon Link clone. Once again, Sakurai demonstrates his passionate attention to detail and his reputation of including fun secrets for the player to discover.