The upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4 is filled with Zelda characters, items and stages. After the recent Nintendo Direct, it’s time for a rundown of all the Zelda elements we can expect to see in the upcoming games.
A veteran fighter, Link is fully prepared carrying his Claw Shot, Master Sword, Hylian Shield and Bow. His downward aerial attack is just as devastating as before, and watch out for his spin attack!
Beautiful as ever, Princess Zelda joins the fight clad in her Twilight Princess styled garb. New to Super Smash Bros. 4 is her special attack, the Phantom Slash. This summons a phantom that works as either attack or defense. Be careful though, this attack will backfire if your opponent reflects the phantom back at you!
Just announced in the latest Nintendo Direct is Zelda’s alter ego, Sheik. A swift fighter, Sheik has learned some new moves — the bouncing fish which is an acrobatic kick, and burst grenade.
Toon Link makes his return after appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Don’t let his cuteness full you as he taunts the others using his Wind Waker baton. He’ll bombard you with bombs, but if you’re quick you can catch them and throw them back at him.
Just like in the Zelda series, the fairy in a bottle is a recovery item. These life-savers can heal over 100% damage.
New to Super Smash Bros. is Skyward Sword’s Beetle. This item can be used to attack opponents by carrying them up into the air.
A series regular, the Bunny Hood is back. Just like in previous versions, donning the Bunny Hood enables you to jump higher and run faster.
Another newcomer to Super Smash Bros. is the Gust Bellows from Skyward Sword. Using this weapon, you can literally blow your opponents away. If you drop it, get ready for total chaos as it blasts in multiple directions.
The Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask styled Bombchu can travel up walls and even upside down, blasting your enemies (or any other solid object) upon contact.
Gerudo Valley from Ocarina of Tme is one of two Zelda stages found on the 3DS version. Hazards include fire and a collapsing bridge. You can also expect a cameo appearance by those grannies, Kotake and Koume.
The other Zelda stage to appear on the 3DS version is the Spirit Train. Conducted by Alfonzo, this train comes straight out of Spirit Tracks.
Another one of several Skyward Sword entries is Skyloft. This stage is exclusive to the Wii U version. The players fight while traveling across the stage on moving platforms.
Skull Kid must feel bad about all the trouble he caused in Termina as he tries to redeem himself by becoming an Assist Trophy. As a bonus, this gives us an idea at how amazing Majora’s Mask would look in HD!
As one of Link’s companions, the sassy Midna from Twilight Princess has experienced plenty of battles. She uses her magic to aide her summoner.
There is a 99.9 percent chance you can find a Fi trophy from Skyward Sword in Super Smash Bros 4. Another one of Link’s companions, she is one of many trophies you can earn in the game.
The kind-hearted Saria, Link’s childhood best friend from Ocarina of Time, can also be found in trophy form.