Legend of Zelda Skull Kid trophy confirmed for new Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai confirms new assist trophy for upcoming fighting game.

The all-new Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS will feature a Skull Kid assist trophy, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed today through Miiverse and the game's official website.

To be clear, Skull Kid is an assist trophy only, not a new fighter for the game. The Skull Kid character, what a child becomes after getting lost in the Lost Woods, has appeared in multiple Legend of Zelda games including Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

In Smash Bros. games, grabbing an assist trophy summons a Nintendo character who comes to the aid of the player and wields damage to combatants. Sakurai did not provide any details regarding how the Skull Kid assist trophy will work in the new game for Wii U and 3DS.

The new Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS will be released in 2014, though Nintendo has not announced a specific release date yet. Cross-platform play between the two versions is not supported.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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34 comments
Tenko72
Tenko72

I think that it would have been better if Skull Kid was a playable character instead of just a trophy. 

pboontap
pboontap

my itch to buy a wiiU is getting stronger with every smash bros announcement

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Fierce Deity should have been mentioned as well, I mean he's more powerful than Majora!!!!!!!

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

he is a thought.....

rayman may be in smash bros,

he would be more than perfect

DeepHouse22
DeepHouse22

So many MM easter eggs. It MUST be in production for the 3DS!!!

Jasurim
Jasurim

I wish they would replace that Wii Fit trainer with this guy. ;/ 

Trance_Circa
Trance_Circa

"To be clear, Skull Kid is an assist trophy only, not a new fighter for the game"- All of my hopes and dreams crushed in an instant.

texasgoldrush
texasgoldrush

I predict Tetra, Rosalina, Toad, Chrom, Pac Man, Dixie Kong as new characters.

atopp399
atopp399

I'd like MM to come to the 3DS.  OoT was fun as a portable game.  

Sanligo
Sanligo

Isaac from Golden Sun. Please!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

We're making articles about assist trophies now?  Seriously?

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

This article's subtext: 'no further news left to confirm about new Smash Brothers..'


The game has 2 interesting new characters and a some new stages. That's it. They've hardly added anything since Melee.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

For good sakes Eddie, I thought the title was saying Majoria's Mask remake confirm for 3DS like OOT 3DS. Sign well I guest any news with SSB is better then nothing. (Walks out with disappointed)

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Nintendo offers a Majora's Mask soundtrack for a Club Nintendo reward, places Majora's Mask in ALBW, and now the skull kid is appearing in Smash Bros. Please, Nintendo, keep teasing us. 

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I still want Toad to be a playable character. Then I can take the Mario Kart dominance onto the battlefield. 

itmustbepaul
itmustbepaul

You know your video game is a big deal in the hype department when things you don't really control in the game become major news stories.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

This makes it a day 1 buy

Sikrion
Sikrion

Aww I got hyped when I thought he was playable. 

ProfessorPichu
ProfessorPichu

It would be cool if Bowser Jr was a playable character

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@Thanatos2k Go back to your dull xbox/sony sales articles

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

@MooncalfReviews Brawl was pretty different from Melee...

But as is so often the motto with Nintendo games, if it ain't broke - don't fix it.

Blazeingdragin
Blazeingdragin

@MooncalfReviews They changed the physics a lot in Brawl as well as introduced the Smash ball, it may only be 2 new things but i changed the game drastically in my opinion.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@EasyComeEasyGo I thought that they were saying that Majora was going to be a new character in SSB when i skimmed over the title of the article,  that would've been so awesome

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

@EasyComeEasyGo I thought the same thing too when I saw the picture before reading the news headline, dreams smashed.

meatz666
meatz666

@itmustbepaul No. It just proves the stupidity of gaming media. Dish one article a hour, despite the relevance. The infamous "Kotaku journalism".

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

This "article" is more dull than any sales article could ever be.

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

@gameroutlawzz @Darth_Aloysius OK, well I think I agree with you there. And especially considering that this game is not heavily story based.

That said, a sequel to the Subspace Emissary would be awesome. ;)

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@Darth_Aloysius @gameroutlawzz lol sorry english isnt my main language but you sum up what I meant  i.e. making improvements but not changing the core gameplay and thats what a sequel should always be.

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

@gameroutlawzz Not sure what your getting at, but I'd just like to make clear that I - at least in terms of Brawl - agree with the way they have handled it i.e. making improvements but not changing the core gameplay.

And really, Smash Bros being a fighting game, changing the forumla isn't really going to do much good. Really the only purpose of Smash Bros. is to port it to the next console, so people can keep playing.