Toon Link enters Super Smash Bros.
Fitting enough that not only do we now have a HD revamp of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but the newest Super Smash Bros. is also getting the nautical pint sized adventurer as part of its roster.
Nntendo took to Twitter to reveal the newcomer, writing, "Toon Link is confirmed for Super #SmashBros., launching in 2014!" providing "links" to the Super Smash Bros. homepage.
Given that the game is already confirmed to have an older version of Link, it looks as though Toon Link is taking the place of Young Link, who first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube, which also featured an older version of Link. Whether or not Toon Link will play like the older or younger Link remains to be seen, but as certain incarnations of the character reflect their more recent appearances, it's likely the Toon Link will be the same with regard to The Wind Waker, much like when he appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Here, Toon Link was smaller, faster, and more agile than Link, but at the loss of being significantly less powerful. His moves were similar, but there are some differences, the most obvious of which was his bombs. They had a greater range, but like his other attacks, weren't as powerful. It was much the same for his arrows, which flew further, but slower. His Spin-Attack also had the benefit of trapping foes within it.
The new image of Link, seen above, shows him wielding the Wind Waker baton, but it's unknown if that will come into play. But it could make for a great Final Smash, provided the moves are still continued in the new Smash Bros. game. Toon Link used the baton for crucial songs like "Wind's Requiem," "Comman Melody," or others could all be great potential for Smash moves.
Toon Link brings the game's roster to 16, joining Peach, Captain Olimar, Luigi, Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Bowser, Pit, WiiFit trainer, Mega Man, and the Animal Crossing Villager.
Super Smash Bros. is slated to hit both the Wii U and the handheld 3DS some time in 2014. Sadly, cross-play between the two systems will not be featured.