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Toon Link is joining the cast of Super Smash Bros.

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Today a new character has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Toon Link from Wind Waker HD will be joining the roster, complete with a new set of moves. Of course adult Link is still in the game. It makes sense for the inclusion of Toon Link, with the release of Wind Waker HD being one of the biggest on the Wii U.

Are you happy with the inclusion? You can check out the full view of Wii U screenshots taken below and if you want to see those for 3DS, you can find them here. As the roster comes together now, is there anyone you’re afraid of being left out? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Louie

    I thought they were getting rid of “clone characters” to make room for brand new ones…
    oh well hopefully he will have a little more variety in his moveset this time.
    and I really like the more toon like visual on him this time in brawl, there was lots of detail in his hair and crease in his shirt, the appeal of Toon Link is that he is supposed to be a simple cartoon character

    • ComposedJam

      Toon link was never a “clone character”. While his move set was similar to link, there were many fundamental differences which inevitably made link terrible in brawl and Toon link pretty good.

      • Ryushi

        Actually he was. I mean, c’mon Toon Link’s and Link’s Smash movesets were basically exact replicas of each other. Only strong difference is Toon Link has an actual spike.

        • ComposedJam

          actually, he wasn’t. Firstly, every single smash attack they have has fundamental differences. Toon links’s forward and down smashes almost always hit with both attacks unless you DI. Normal links just hit you away with the first hit. Toon link’s up smash is one swipe while links is three. Secondly Toon link’s neutral air attack is two sword swipes while link’s is a kick and toon link’s back air attack is a sword swipe while link’s is a double kick. thirdly, their ability to recover makes a huge difference, toon link has decent recovery while link has terrible recover. Yes, their projectiles are more or less the same except the boomerang, but those are the staple items for any incarnation on link.

          there are many strong differences which make toon link a decent character and link an absolute terrible character.

          • Antar Rodríguez

            lol link was not a terrible character i beat all my friends with link, it does have bad air recovery but his projectiles were faster and stronger, guess its a terrible character just for the ones that dont know how to use it, and yeha too link is not a clone character, i do feel as if i was playing with an entirely new character when choosing toon link

          • ComposedJam

            i know how to play link, I’ve been using him since the day the original game came out on n64. he’s a bad character in almost every game except smash bros melee. it’s because he’s a little slow, has a bad recovery, and is easily combo’d. Just because you can beat your friends with a character does not make that character good. I love link and used him all of the time in brawl, but he’s pretty bad compared to toon link or almost any other character for these reasons and more. hopefully in this new one he’ll finally be better than average.

          • Antar Rodríguez

            just because u rhink he is a bad character doesnt mean it is, in my opinion there are no bad characters in brawl, you are just good or bad with each character, maybe link doesnt fit your playstyle

          • ComposedJam

            That’s simply asinine. I hope you’re trolling.
            With a fighting game there will always be characters that are simply better than others.
            Is pichu, who damaged himself with almost every attack, on the same level as fox? No. Fox is faster, more powerful, has better moves, a better recovery, and more spacing.
            Is bowser just as good as metaknight? of course not! metaknight is faster, has disjointed hitboxes, insane recovery, excellent special moves, and all around destroys bowser in each and every single way.
            I’m talking about playing the game in a competitive environment. you must be speaking about something else. keep playing with items on ;D.
            Also, Link has been my main in every single smash bros other than brawl because he was much worse then his melee counterpart. I’ve participated in tournaments and played with some of the greats. I’m no where near their level in skill, but you are simply wrong.

          • Antar Rodríguez

            lol i dont know it you actually read my post slowly but i said in “brawl” meaning your pichu opinion has no place there and while some characters are faster or stronger they have their advantages too, take Ike for example, he is as slow as heck but has overwhelming power, brawl has a way to compensate each characters weakness, also i dont play with items and im assuming you just got mad and started commenting agressively, i´ve participated in tournaments too in my city, so if you just disagree with my opinion then just say you do and thats all, clearly you have problems accepting otherones different thinking

          • ComposedJam

            I know you said brawl, I was using pichu as an example of how unbalanced smash games have been in the past. I then used the metaknight example to show that unbalanced characters are a trend in the super smash bros franchise. I’m sorry that was lost on you.
            brawl has a way to compensate each weakness? lets put that to the test

            if brawl has a way of compensating for character weakness then why does every character have a chain grab against lucas and ness?

            why can king DDD chain grab DK to infinity and then smash him?

            i guess brawl compensation just ignored those characters.

            i don’t have problems accepting other peoples opinions. it’s just when someone tries to claim that a fighting game is perfectly balanced, especially smash, i feel inclined to tell them they cannot be right. it’s literally impossible for a game with different characters to be totally balanced.

          • Antar Rodríguez

            ok dude you went off road for like 100 miles, the original topic was you saying link was garbage character, wich in my opinion its up to the player/user wether is garbage or not, if you consider it that way and feel you are in a great dissadvantage by playing with him then the solution for you is to not use it anymore and just use the overpowered characters as you say, i stated my idea that is up to the player to fully use the characters capacity and if your opinion is just to disagree i respect that, just dont expect me to change my ideas into yours

          • Mario

            You may be right. I doubt there is sush thing as ”perfect balance”.

          • Kirbyomega

            Sakurai has said himself ‘real men play with items on’

          • ComposedJam

            lol, that’s the funniest thing i’ve heard in awhile, thanks

          • Guest

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          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            Not only Pichu damages itself when attacking, but it’s the lightest character in the game, meaning that its percentage increases rapidly both by getting hit and by attempting to hit and is easy to KO.

            Meta Knight is overpowered. I mean, hell, he even got temporarily banned from tournaments. He has ridiculously fast attacks, his only attack to actually have start up lag is his forward smash, even though it’s still very fast for a smash attack. He also has one of the best recoveries in the game and a low amount of weaknesses. The only weaknesses I can come up with is that he’s the 5th lightest character in the game, has poor air speed (although his multiple jumps and specials can compensate this), all his specials leave him helpless if used in the air and his killing moves aren’t all that powerful. I think it’s a safe bet to expect Meta Knight to be nerfed if he returns.

          • greengecko007

            Link is a great strategic character in Brawl. His wide use of special attack can allow you to control your opponent’s movements, to the point that I was playing somebody that I was forcing to dodge into my attacks because of the onslaught.

          • rp17

            I was hoping they would get rid of toon link and make normal link good for once. On the bright side, toon link looks pretty cool.

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            We can all expect Link to be buffed, especially his recovery.

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            Link’s forward air is a two hit sword slash, with the first hit being weak and the second one being powerful, while Toon Link’s only does one powerful slash. Link’s grounded Spin Attack does one powerful hit while Toon Link’s does multiple hits. Toon Link’s down air greatly accelerates his falling speed and as mentioned above can spike opponents, Link’s down air has neither of these properties. Toon Link’s arrows are slower and floatier than Link’s. Toon Link’s forward and down tilt can trip opponents.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Remember how they altered Ganondorf to make him less like a tank Captain Falcon. That his likely how they will deal with clones

  • Jack5221

    I just hope this time around in smash bros, ALL the characters move sets are different – especially with the clones. (Starfox, Falco, Wolf etc)

    • rp17

      At least different final smashes!

    • Vinny

      Did you just call Wolf a clone? Not even close.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    WHAT THE HELL PEACH-

    • Guest

      Peach is a whore… there I said it.

      • QuizmasterBos

        Um… I think Ony is referring to the pic where smoke from Link’s bomb appears to be coming from… ahem… under Peach’s dress, not to a pic that makes Peach look interested in other men.

  • DANCRAD

    I wonder how he will be different from Brawl. Obviously the moves will be different but what else will be new.

    • Marcus Navarro

      1337 Gr4ph1cz.

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    What is happening with Zelda then? The roster would be more colourful with another femme fatale.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      The witch will sure kick ass in e3 she may be included if the game did will. Well let us hope so.

      • Ryushi

        Her name is Bayonetta by the way.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Her name is bayonetta but I was calling her the witch because that is her nickname is so who cares anyways I just wanted Nintendo fans knew about her and they did.

      • Mr. J

        That makes another character that I wanted to return.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Imagine the hype if she was added. I think Platinum should be smart and add her sometime this year just to create a hype for Bayonetta and a matter of fact the game would sell but not much. It could sell better and the only way is to add her in Smash Bros leading her to be a likable character.

          • DragonSilths

            Bayonetta hasn’t earned a spot in Smash. Bayonetta 1 wasn’t on a Nintendo system. Just cause a new game comes to Nintendo you think that automatically means that character deserves a spot? NO.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            hmm you are right. I am not saying anything. Well this can help Bayonetta a lot.

          • Michael Nillo

            didn’t it happen with Snake?

          • DragonSilths

            That was some special occasion. Like how Sakurai said Megaman is a special case. There are exceptions but very very few.

          • Mario

            And Wonder red from The Wonderful 101?

          • DragonSilths

            You guys already know my thoughts on Wonder Red for Smash, I always got thumbs downed for it. He also doesn’t deserve a spot. Gotta wait till at least the 2nd game in a franchise when a character is well known before he/she goes in Smash. Maybe next Smash or a DLC character. But W101 is almost a failure in terms of sales. You don’t add a failure into Smash Bros.

          • Mario

            Right…..

    • Ryushi

      Maybe Tetra?

    • QuizmasterBos

      They’ve introduced the Mario characters we were missing first, it seems they are going with the Legend of Zelda next. So Zelda or Ganondorf is probably next.

      • Mr. J

        It would be awesome if they introduced a new zelda character from the series, but that probably won’t happen. Sigh…………..

        • TheBrainJemin

          The character I want to see from the Zelda series is King Harkinian, mainly because MAH BOI! THIS DINNER IS WHAT ALL TRUE WARRIORS STRIVE FOR!

          • Mr. J

            I would like to see the Gorgon king from Ocarina of Time. Also my prediction for Link’s final smash move is Link riding around on his crimson loftwing leaving destruction in his wake

        • DragonSilths

          A Zora or Goron would be cool.

        • lonewolf88

          maybe they will though i could see impa having a place in smash.

        • Majora’s Mask

          I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TETRA

    • The Clockwork Being

      She probably has a new look just like Link so they don’t want to spoil it. Same could be said for Ganon.

  • $41809923

    this hole thing with smash is becoming very funny no clones in the game if they put toad,ridley or more clons then this game is going to the dogs

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      “complete with a new set of moves”

      => go home…

      • Marcus Navarro

        *Proceed to rinse burn under cool tap water.*

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Haha Nintendo just like to fool us they said no price cut starting from six days there is a price cut. Nintendo fooled us on saying no story but now it most likely will so either it will be an evolution to the series or similar to subspace emissary.

    • Marcus Navarro

      Yeah, no, diss one of the more unique fighting games, why don’tcha? I’m sure you’ve had a great time playing Hyper-Powered Street Fighter 4 EX+: Transformed Mega Edition Part 2. I wouldn’t put it past ya!

      Go lick a salt dome, you fuck.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    I’m REALLY glad he’s back :D
    I wonder what new moves he’ll get and how he plays in comparison to Brawl, BUT I have to admit, that he doesn’t look as good as he could ;)
    I would have liked a version, that looks more cel-shaded than that. don’t get me wrong, he looks almost as good as the new Kirby (who is AMAZING), but well…can’t really explain it :D

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Now Nintendo added good characters. Now it is time to add new ones probably on e3. Now just hope they add Chrom, Issac, Shulk, Big Mac, Tails, Knuckles and Zero.

    • Mario

      I think Chrom has better chances of being in this game.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Definitely.

  • Skelterz

    Toon Link vs Mega Man vs Pikachu vs Reggie….

  • Marcus Navarro

    I remember when my cousin would whip my ass all day long in Brawl, but I’m 16-5 against him with Toon Link.
    Wait ’til I see that motherfucker on Smash Bros. U! The Saturday Morning Asswhuppin’s making a comeback, bitch…

  • Negatron99

    I wasn’t going to buy this game… I have to now… What you doing to me Nintendo?(^_^)

    • TaintedXGamer

      you wasn’t gonna buy this? did brawl Leave a sour taste in your mouth or Something?

      • Negatron99

        Not my kind of game…. But now… It’s got my kind of character in it.

        • Mario

          In that case: Welcome to the club!

  • Josiah Parsons

    Look at the weave on his shirt! everyone looks GREAT in HD.

  • SuperSmashLinkMo

    YES Welcome Back To Super Smash Bros Toon Link

  • BIG Franky

    I really hope Little Mac gets included this time. Talk about a PERFECT fit! I’m nervous he doesn’t make it… kinda stupid if he doesn’t if you ask me.

  • palomino blue

    I’d take him or leave him.

  • Javier Smith

    Pretty cool, but I still cross my fingers to one day see Masked Link. I know it will likely never happen, but he would be so fun to play as. He would look and play like Young Link from Melee, but three of his taunts would be mask transformations. In this sense, he would be a lot like Zelda and Pokemon Trainer.

    Deku Link would be fast, light and an aerial character, kind of a mix between Ivysaur and Metaknight. Goron would be a somewhat slower and heavier DK, except he could roll like Sonic and ground pound like Bowser. Zora Link would be similar to regular Link but able to shoot fins like boomerangs and shock (at close range, because they’re not underwater).

    Of course, the Final Smash would allow him to transform into Fierce Deity Link. Sword slashes would whip out projectile slashes of light, and do massive damage at close range.

    Thank you for reading up to here. What do you guys think?

    • Marcus Navarro

      Overpowered as fuck…

      • Javier Smith

        Perhaps, but essentially you’re just switching characters mid-game, like the Trainer and Zelda do. Just with one more character than the trainer (Young Link).

        • Marcus Navarro

          Exactly. Overpowered as fuck…

          • Javier Smith

            Okay…

            : (

          • Javier Smith

            Look at Megaman, though.

          • Marcus Navarro

            He’s probably gonna become the Hulk of Smash Bros. U. Maybe the War Machine/Iron Man.

          • Javier Smith

            yea, it’s gonna be awesome

          • Javier Smith

            will be my main.

          • Javier Smith

            also, back to Masked Link, if there were a slight delay when he changed masks, I think that would balance it out. So you couldn’t just switch back and forth on the fly.

          • Javier Smith

            I think the point of Smash is to make characters all seem almost invincible, then pit them against each other! Just that some were there at the start, when this ideology wasn’t really present (such as Diddy with a jetpack and guns from DK64 but Donkey Kong not using anything from that game, save for his goofy final smash).

          • Marcus Navarro

            Hey! Turn that frown upside-down! It’s not a bad thing if you absolutely must destroy the person you’re playing against! Like if someone you know got you in a losing streak and you wanna break it!

  • Ryushi

    In relation to Wind Waker characters being in Smash 4: Please make Ganondorf Toon Ganondorf in this Smash . . . Please?

    • Marcus Navarro

      Whatever you do, PLEASE don’t send him character requests…for the love of gaming we don’t need him to become another Phil Fish…

      • Ryushi

        Was intended more as a ‘wish’. Regardless, I think Toon Ganondorf or Ghirahim (not sure if I spelled that right) sound likely for this series, I mean considering Wind Waker HD was the last Zelda released. But then again, Skyward Sword was the most memorable between the two, so it’s probably a toss-up between the two.

  • Sdudyoy

    One thing I wish is that they would have different outfits and this would be one of those instead of making another clone character.

  • MetroidZero

    Question is: Would you rather have Skyward Sword Zelda or a remodel of Brawl Zelda? I choose Skyward Sword Zelda.
    http://i39.tinypic.com/29apkkp.jpg

    • Marcus Navarro

      Upwards Zelda definitely.

    • X3Charlie

      Skyward Sword Zelda.

    • TaintedXGamer

      I would like to see how they make SS Zelda into a fighter, Would be VERY interesting :P

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      so a 16 years old girl against a young woman with good sword skills, tons of knowledge about magic and a badass alter ego?
      I’ll choose “Twilight Zelda” :P

      • ezquimacore

        Skywar sword’s zelda is a goddess, your argument is invalid.

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          Well, what did that goddess do except for playing a bit on her Lyra and sleeping for thousands of years? :P
          I just can’t imagine that Version of her fighting against characters like Captain Falcon or Bowser, when her Twilight Version and even Tetra are such tough women :D

  • Huzefa Javed

    Please have Sonic. PLEASE have Sonic. PLEASE HAVE SONIC!

    • therealruben1

      It would make sense since sonic has 3 exclusive games on nintendo consoles

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Sonic will be added during the October direct. Nintendo will add him soon. Once Lost World comes out.

      • DragonSilths

        Hard to say, October has a few possibilities. With Sonic Lost Worlds we could get Sonic, with Windwaker HD (North America) we could get Zelda or Ganondorf, with Pokémon X&Y we could get Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, or Pokémon Trainer.

    • CMB

      And snake!

      • DragonSilths

        Nope he isn’t coming back.

        • CMB

          One can hope

          • DragonSilths

            True, that’s fine. But I would say if MGS5 was coming to Wii U there was a chance of his return, but I just don’t think so. Plus I don’t like Snake in Smash Bros lol.

          • CMB

            I think they might announce MGS5 on wii u and snake in smash bros at same time. That would be awesom

          • DragonSilths

            Gotta disagree lol.

          • greengecko007

            While I found Snake fun to play with in Brawl, I agree he doesn’t belong. Especially since his games never even come to Nintendo consoles.

          • CMB

            I thought snake was a unique character, stood out from most of the characters. Brought a little more diversity.

          • greengecko007

            He was definitely fun. He had his own unique moveset and everything. I just think he felt out of place in the game. I still used him plenty of times though.

          • CMB

            ok then whatever, I liked snake and he was my main in brawl. I’d be sad if he didn’t come back but I have megaman to make up for it though. :)

    • Ducked

      I agree. It also be nice to see some new characters.

      Chrom
      Rayman
      Shulk
      Maxwell
      Knuckles

      • DarkLegacy

        I’d like to see Knuckles in SSBB which he made the last appearance in SSBB on Wii only as a character who kept running on the background stage Green Hill Zone. plus I think he might do good as a playable character

        • Ducked

          Yep, he’d be better then Sonic.

          • DarkLegacy

            And if he’s not playable then we should think about having him as an assist character

  • Fuzunga

    I was worried about Ganondorf being replaced since he wasn’t in the last ZELDA game, but if Toon Link is in then he definitely is.

    edit: Jesus, nobody understood what I meant at all. OBVIOUSLY he was in Brawl. Nobody used their brains and thought I was talking about Skyward Sword.

    • X3Charlie

      Ganondorf was in the last game.

      • Guest

        he was in brawl….. wait a min…….LMAO! you Didn’t Unlock him?! Fuzunga?! XD

        • Prince Ali

          I think he was talking about the last Zelda game.. Actually, he was not in the last three Zelda games.

          Phantom Hourglass – Bellum
          Spirit Tracks – Malladus
          Skyward Sword – Demise

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            what about Twilight Princess? Was it really older than Phantom Hourglass oO

          • Prince Ali

            Twilight Princess 2006
            Phantom Hourglass 2007

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Thanks for the info. I always thought, that I played PH before TP (got both on release day)

          • Fuzunga

            Congrats for being the only person with a brain.

          • NkoSekirei

            well demise is ganondorfs ancestor

          • Mario

            Actually he was in Skyward Sword. Sort of. His ancestor was in the game.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Ganondorf was in brawl…..o.o :P wait a min…….LMAO! you Didn’t Unlock him?! Fuzunga?! XD

    • TaintedXGamer

      oh sorry but about the ganondorf, Since Skyward sword is supposingly the Origin/prequel of All the Zelda timelines(I Think that how it works). Ganondorf was a descendant of demise also Ghilrahim Basically filled the Ganondorf/villian spot in Skyward Swords.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Aw… I was hoping for another version of toon link this time (four swords link would have been awesome… he could actually have a unique moveset…)

  • SonicLucario

    This was a huge surprise to me, this just increases the chance that Lucario could come back

    • d_wat

      Mega Lucario would be decidedly easier to implement than two Mega Mewtwos, I suppose…
      (Between ourselves I think Victini would be a great inclusion. Zippy, cute, kinda floaty but with a lot of firepower and a likely insane Final Smash. Also it’s Masuda’s favourite and THE gen 5 mascot. But I’d take Mewtwo OR Lucario over, say, Zoroark or Genesect.)

  • insomniac

    thats cool and all but what about Waluigi? i think he would be a great addition

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      I agree with you

  • Sol Ridgeway

    As long as he is not a powerful as the one in Brawl. My buddy always uses Toon Link and it is bad how powerful and fast Toon Link is I can only beat him about 1 out of 8 times. The funny thing is he CAN’T beat me when it’s Toon Link vs. Toon Link.

  • Frankie

    The picture with Link and Peach is a Pikmin 3 stage.

  • Truthteller

    Ashley King’s articles read like a propaganda piece for Nintendo more than a neutral article. Link is still Link. Nintendo’s days of turning one character into many because of a color change is played out and from the 8-bit days.

  • d_wat

    I know people figured Toon Link should and would be cut. But I’m glad he didn’t, flavour-wise, it’s better that he is involved (since there really are two different types of Link, ever since… OoT, right? The timeline split and the games diverged (geo)graphically?). What’s NOT okay is the fact that his moves were a total copy of the other Link and therefore makes him a clone when he SHOULD be a counterpart. All new moves plz! Those identical final smashes were a total ripoff!

  • Leo

    That is very cool but this just shows how the celshaded graphics looks better for this visual.

  • Richard Collard

    Couldn’t we get Ghirahim as well? Please? But seriously now, he would be a funny and unique character to add. (I’ve never faced a creepier Zelda villain.)

  • klenko

    No earthbound chars anounced yet. I really want Lucas back!!

  • Michael Ocampo

    CALLED IT!!! :D YEEESSSS!!!

  • bizzy gie

    Nope. They announced Kirby who I’ll pwn with.

  • SuperSonicBrawler

    They seriously wasted a character spot on Toon Link? I like Wind Waker and all, but he’s clearly a clone character. The only reason people played as him in Brawl was because Nintendo managed to screw up normal Link my making him far heavier than he was in Melee, which made his recovery terrible. If they fixed that problem this time around, I see even less reason to add him. Announce someone who deserves to be in the game next time Nintendo, like Ghirahim.

    • Richard Collard

      Ghirahim would be a funny and creepy character, as was shown in Skyward Sword. Plus, he has tons of potential as a fighter, seeing that many of his attacks from the game could be implemented into this game. That tongue thing could be one of his taunts as well, just for laughs. But still, it’s a shame that Nintendo has been announcing returning characters rather than new characters, but they’re probably saving them for later.

    • ComposedJam

      wasted a spot? just because you don’t link toon link doesn’t mean other people don’t like him. I’m personally thrilled he’s coming back.
      Ghirahim over toon link? ghirahim has had one game whereas toon link has had 3.
      and he’s not clearly a clone character. you yourself said people played as toon link because regular link has terrible recovery. So their recovery’s are different aka, not clones of each other.

      their smash attacks also work differently and they have different aerial attacks. Toon link is much faster than normal link, both with attacks and running. toon link floats where regular link sinks.

      i get why people THINK they are clones. but, they are merely incarnations of the same character. they have similar attacks, but they play totally differently.

      HOWEVER, i do agree they should change his move set to reflect the items he gets in windwaker.

      • SuperSonicBrawler

        You’re missing the point. You pretty much agreed with my opinion on Toon Link. He was literally a faster, stronger version of Link with better aerial attacks. And as such, there was very little reason to play as normal Link in Brawl. But if Namco Bandai truly is helping Nintendo make the game more balanced this time around, don’t you think they’ll have fixed all the problems normal Link had before in Brawl? They freaking rearranged Bowser’s spinal column as well as made him faster. I can’t imagine they’d neglect to give Link the same treatment. And if that’s the case, unless they do change his moveset to better reflect Wind Waker like you suggested, Toon Link and normal Link will be closer to being clones than ever before.

        • ComposedJam

          he has to be a version of link though, because he literally is a version of link. “toon link” i feel like there are enough differences between them to say they are not clones. I will agree they are very similar though.
          It really depends on what you decide a clone is, but i’m comparing to younglink vs link in melee, those characters were clones. they played the same and had very very similar moves.. toon link mixes it up, in terms of graphical style and play style.

          i do hope they fix the problems with link. he’s never been a very good character in super smash bros, just decent. I’d love to see a link that was fixed, especially after what brawl did to him.
          what i don’t get is that toon link has all of his own items from his game, why not use them
          make his up B the leaf! it’s perfect. pull it out and fly high up in the air and then get a little glide.

          and i’d love to see the skull hammer. a man can dream i guess…

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Link’s poor recovery is caused by many factor, including fast falling speed, poor air speed, low midair jump and low height gained from his up special.

      Those attributes combined with high ending lag and landing lag on his up and down air attacks gives him a fairly poor air game.

      Toon Link is floaty, has good air speed, and has a better midair jump and his up special covers much more height than Link’s. He also has fast air attacks that are about as powerful as Link’s. Unfair, isn’t it ?

  • Ducked

    Sora please

    • DarkLegacy

      Seems like Sora wont be in the upcoming SSBB but I like to see him in there. and now that Toon Link is in we just need Sonic to come back in

      • Mario

        Sonic! Come back please!

        • DarkLegacy

          Hopefully he’s able to come back. I wouldn’t play it if Sonic wasn’t in. he’s become one of the best characters we’ve played as on SSBB and including some of the best Sonic games that were released on PlayStation and Nintendo like Sonic Heroes. I like to get a chance to play Sonic Lost World and we don’t have long for it

          • Mario

            Whoa, whoa, whoa! Dude, I do want Sonic to be in the game. But that’s no reason to not play the game. I like Sonic. But I also like many of the characters that had appeared in the series. So even if he isn’t in the game, I’ll still buy the game for sure.

          • DarkLegacy

            I want Sonic to be in the game too. but if not then I might get the game since we have Toon Link in SSBB

          • Mario

            Exactly!

          • DarkLegacy

            And I pretty much like to see some new stages too. I already seen some new ones or the new stages that I’ve seen maybe the ones appearing in SSBB or there might be more that the stages I’ve seen

      • Ducked

        I know, but a duck can dream.

        • DarkLegacy

          I’m sure anyone can dream about that

  • Ben Ifits

    Ghirahim impa from SS midna or darbus would be good additions I think.

  • Merrfn

    I just love “Toon Link”, he is the bomb. Glad to see him in here.

  • Erik

    Well that’s something. Now im getting a bit more concerned that Yoshi will be the one that will get cut from this game.. :(

  • Mitch Hall

    Doesn’t surprise me, since Wind Waker just came out.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    ok besides from 3 characters this game looks like it’s gonna be exactly like brawl. I am not really seing any differences. They could have made something original with a skin-like system fans have speculated for years (kinda like the different suits for wario in brawl) but no, they will take valuable places in the roster to put back uninspired characters. whoohoo

  • 00EpicGamer00

    I thought Nintendo wouldn’t add Toon Link, since he’s already in the spirit track stage on the 3DS version.

    • Mario

      You do reliaze that there are two Toon Link incarnations. Right?

      • 00EpicGamer00

        No. Never played Wind Waker or any of the other games with Toon Link

        • Mario

          Then you should. I heard they’re pretty good games.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I plan to rent Wind Waker as soon as it comes out, on October 4th. Now, as for the others on the DS. I don’t know about those. I’ve heard mixed feelings about them. Most people I see complain about the controlls. And I’m not too big of a fan of big adventure games on a handheld. Unless they’re adapted to fit the handheld appropriately. Such as Luigi’s Mansion, and Pokemon. They’re sort of big games, but not too big to where you feel overwhelmed.

          • Mario

            Oh well. Your choice!

  • Lusunup

    Whaaaaa…. Im excitied but I NEVER SAW THIS COMING.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I would have never seen that coming. Whats next, Paper Mario?

  • revolution

    Looks great.

  • IcyCatt

    I LOVE TOON LINK!

  • Joel

    No. Just… no.

  • sneyd321

    There needs to be another character to represent metroid! May I suggest Ridley

  • Emily Horton

    Toon Zelda or Tetra next please Nintendo? :)

  • Chronic Gang

    I think instead of having the characters name like
    “Toon Link is joining the cast of Super Smash Bros.”

    they should not state the persons name and just say another player joins the battle so for those like me who dont want to know who is in the game and want to wait dont have to creep on this site for spoilers

  • Josiah Henry

    Gandalf the white would be good, I think, or some other Lord of the Rings character.

  • greengecko007

    Not surprised. Toon Link is the most used character model, being the protagonist in 6 Zelda games. Not to mention that WWHD being released this year.

  • David Horowitz

    He looks like a clay figurine.

  • Javed Grewal

    I am so happy that one of my favorite Link incarnations is in the new super smash bros.