Toon Link joins New Super Smash Bros.
posted on 09.26.13 at 06:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
The Wind Waker star returns for upcoming sequel.

Toon Link will return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS.

The news comes on the Japanese release date for Wii U’s The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which stars the toonified Link.

View screenshots of Toon Link at the official Smash Bros. website.

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  • Mohammad Badir

    link looks sexy in HD (no homo)

  • SuperLuigi

    Pleaseeee make his final smash different. Control the wind and push people with it or use the crazy spin dash that makes him dizzy at the end. Or heck, make it where the giant pig comes out from WW and you ride it haha.

    • McPoo

      What did he do in the last one? Was it just the triforce thing?

      • Alkhan

        Yep, he was pretty much an exact clone of regular Link,

  • Elvick

    I’d rather have MM Link, with transformations like Zelda or Pokemon Trainer.

    Be a hefty move set, but so awesome.

    • Nick Pantazis

      He appears to have the Wind Waker, so I would say he will actually play different this time.

      • $30632660

        That’s just one of Toon Link’s Taunts, he doesn’t actually use the Wind Waker.

        • Nick Pantazis

          Bah, you’re right, I forgot about that. Oh well, Toon Link still plays pretty different than Link just because of design, speed, minor move, and range changes.

    • SuperLuigi

      I always wanted young link in brawl when it was announced and fierce diety to be his final smash. NOTHING in zelda is cooler than fierce diety/oni link to me.

      • Elvick


  • $30632660

    OMFG I am tired of these mofoing Clone Characters in this mofoing game. F Toon Link and F Lucas. At least Mario and Luigi actually had a different Final Smash.

    • Nick Pantazis

      But Toon Link and Lucas don’t play anything like Ness and Link (as their top tier status should make pretty clear). You’re right though, I wish their moves were more different than they are. They still do have some different moves and VERY different behavior.

      Luigi isn’t a clone at all.

  • MrKappa

    smh… what the hell are you doing Sakurai? Toon Link is easily the worst Link incarnation and he is back to be clone?
    We’re already gonna have a smaller roster because the game needs to fit on 3DS and we get another Link?

    • Elvick

      I think he’s the worst, but that’s not saying much given the others are so great and he’s not really ‘bad’ to me.

      Though I’m sick to death of him. He’s had a bunch of games and needs to just take a damn rest. I know they want to promo WW HD, but sheesh.

  • Charlottes Guardian

    Yessss, Toon Link was my main in Brawl, and one of my favorite smash characters of all time :D After I saw him in the background of one of the levels in a screenshot, I assumed he he wouldn’t be put in, but now were here! Ahhhhh this is such good news my day is made already :’D

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I’m glad that I can main TL aga-……Wait, I thought Sakurai said he *wasn’t* going to put in clone characters.
    This directly contradicts his statement,
    Most suspicious…

    • Slixshot

      still haven’t seen him play. Could be muhc different play style than Skyward Sword Link (which would be cool)

      • Sae-Won Yoon

        He was very much a clone character in brawl, maybe not as much as say young link from melee but awfully close, same special moveset and same final smash.

        Now we just gotta wait til Sakurai comes up with some bullshit for his contradiction and see if he adds falco to the fucking list.

    • Bec66

      Maybe Toon link has some new tricks up his sleeve.

  • Heisst

    Oh great, clones ARE returning, why did I think he’d grow out of them is beyond me.

  • fallen

    That screenshot is perfect. So colorful, so clean, so crisp. To me, that image *is* video games.

  • Willgaea

    L2TP’s Link should make the roster considering they are making a follow-up. I know hd wind waker is coming, but we won’t see this game till maybe around L2TP 2 comes out.

    Also he looks like claymation. I’m also kind of bias, because L2TP is my favorite game ever made.

  • Servant BerserCAR

    A clear sign that Nintendo is running out of characters.

    • Heisst

      They have a billion characters to choose from like the much-wanted Little Mac and Andy/Sami from AW, it’s just that Sakurai still wants the lazy way out and include clones.

      • Servant BerserCAR

        Well, actually I know that. Heck, I pray that they put at least one Castlevania character or even The Dog from Duck Hunt won’t be a problem for me. It looks like my previous statement doesn’t have enough lvl of sarcasm. lol