How many people have beloved memories of slashing their swords away at Cuccos throughout the Legend of Zelda series?  I know I certainly do! It was one of the first things I would do when playing A Link to the Past. Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, warns against this in Super Smash Bros. 4 though. “Never bully Cuccos. Seriously, attacking them is out of the question! This has always been a cardinal rule of The Legend of Zelda series.”

“Never bully Cuccos. Seriously, attacking them is out of the question!”

Sakurai is as vague as ever about exactly what consequences may lay ahead for players if they do abuse Cuccos, but my interest has piqued. While I do wonder what kind of punishment there may be for bullying Cuccos, I am sure it will be fantastic and live up to the legacy of Cucco abuse in the Zelda series.