#1 Edited by DeF (4979 posts) -

Sakurai let the toon-cat out of the bag and revealed that Toon Link is joining the Smash Bros. roster again.

Screens:

In other news, I went ahead and added all the previously released official images to the wiki gallery earlier today. You can now feast your eyes upon them sorted by various criteria (3DS/Wii U screens, artwork, character art).

#2 Posted by TheMasterDS (2138 posts) -

Man fuck that. Clones are back then.

#3 Edited by cmblasko (1352 posts) -

I would prefer more new characters, or at least different takes on returning characters.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

That makes sense given the release of Wind Waker HD. I just hope he plays differently enough. Give him some boat-based attacks or something.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

The fact that they continue to use the name "Toon Link" angers me greatly.

#7 Posted by probablytuna (3829 posts) -

@def said:

This image makes it seem like it's just a regular ass human wearing a giant Link head.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@def said:

This image makes it seem like it's just a regular ass human wearing a giant Link head.

Fuuuuck. Now I can't not see that.

Mascot Link.

#9 Posted by Superkenon (1506 posts) -

Kinda weird to be announcing clone-types at this juncture, when there's already so many questions in the air about the roster at large.

Ah well.

#10 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

@probablytuna said:

@def said:

This image makes it seem like it's just a regular ass human wearing a giant Link head.

Fuuuuck. Now I can't not see that.

Mascot Link.

Hell, I like the idea of that waaaaayy more.

#11 Edited by gokaired (570 posts) -

I'd like it if Young Link came back and pressing down on the right analogue uses the Goron, Zora and Scrub masks. Fierce Deity link would be the super smash.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@gokaired said:

I'd like it if Young Link came back and pressing down on the right analogue uses the Goron, Zora and Scrub masks. Fierce Deity link would be the super smash.

That's actually a really neat idea. It'd function similar to Red in Brawl but you could still play as Link.

#13 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

Oh good, I thought I was only going to have one Link to play as.

#14 Posted by Morningstar (2242 posts) -

When I read Toon Link I thought the Toon Army.

#15 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

Kinda weird to be announcing clone-types at this juncture, when there's already so many questions in the air about the roster at large.

Ah well.

Is it a clone if he plays very differently (at least in Brawl)?

#16 Edited by Superkenon (1506 posts) -

@def: I'd say yes, because that's the way it usually is with clones/palette swaps across the genre.

Though it definitely gets kinda fuzzy here. I'd say there's pretty few shared assets between them at this point, and since they're announcing him so early, I wouldn't be surprised if that means they're changing more of his core fundamentals.

Not the most exciting reveal for me, either way. Gameplay aside, I think it's kinda funny that we're getting a "second Link" when they're supposedly cracking down on the roster size.

He looks damn amazing with those graphics though.

#17 Posted by Zeik (2766 posts) -

I really hope this means we get Wind Waker Ganon this time. He'd be way more interesting than OoT Ganon.

#18 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4702 posts) -

@zeik said:

I really hope this means we get Wind Waker Ganon this time. He'd be way more interesting than OoT Ganon.

Last time we got TP ganon and that design is ever worse. The character himself was poorly designed are very bad competitively. I am curious what Toon Link's moveset shall be like. Project M showed it possible to make Toon Link rather different from Link. The PM fsmash for instance is way better.

#19 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4893 posts) -

I was almost impressed. I expected Toon Link though. You know, that guy.

#20 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

I like Wind Waker Link, I'm ok with this.

#21 Posted by TheHT (11802 posts) -

Can't wait to see what other fighters are returning to this game. Don't care about newcomers. Those are never the exciting announcements.

#22 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

@theht said:

Can't wait to see what other fighters are returning to this game. Don't care about newcomers. Those are never the exciting announcements.

You are objectively wrong because of Mega Man.

#23 Posted by TheHT (11802 posts) -
#24 Edited by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

@theht: Yellow-spotted octopus pancakes.

#25 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

Why do they keep rendering Toon Link with realistic textures? Sheeeeeit, Nintendo, get your head outta your ass.

#26 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (619 posts) -

I'm getting really worried about the lack of a King Dedede announcement.

On the cusp of sanity hoping it comes soon.

#27 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

I'm getting really worried about the lack of a King Dedede announcement.

On the cusp of sanity hoping it comes soon.

You have many many many many many more months with daily updates for that to possibly happen. :)

#28 Edited by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

Now we just need the Link who says "well excuuuuuse me, Princess" which I thought I made up for a moment there.

#29 Edited by MocBucket62 (1260 posts) -

Cool, Toon Link is back, but this time as a starter? Guess they're giving him the Luigi treatment.

Wondering who the next "new character" will be and when that character will be revealed? Calling it, next new character is a Nintendog!

#30 Posted by Hunter5024 (5973 posts) -

With the reduced roster he seemed like one of the most obvious characters to get rid of. They haven't announced anything I find exciting for this game yet.

#31 Posted by RuthLoose (836 posts) -

Captain N, por favor!

#32 Posted by Andorski (5367 posts) -

@def said:

@superkenon said:

Kinda weird to be announcing clone-types at this juncture, when there's already so many questions in the air about the roster at large.

Ah well.

Is it a clone if he plays very differently (at least in Brawl)?

I would also argue that Toon version is the better of the Links in Brawl.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

I'm getting really worried about the lack of a King Dedede announcement.

On the cusp of sanity hoping it comes soon.

I bet he will come back for sure. Meta Knight as well.