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

Masahiro Sakurai confirms new assist trophy for upcoming fighting game.

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

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

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

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he is a thought.....

rayman may be in smash bros,

he would be more than perfect

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

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

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"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.

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

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It would be cool if Bowser Jr was a playable character

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It's Aku Aku!

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

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Isaac from Golden Sun. Please!

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

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

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

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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.

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@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.

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@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. ;)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I thought the same thing too when I saw the picture before reading the news headline, dreams smashed.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Super Smashed, bro

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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.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I couldn't tell you wanted Toad to be playable, at all. :)

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No. It just proves the stupidity of gaming media. Dish one article a hour, despite the relevance. The infamous "Kotaku journalism".

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This makes it a day 1 buy

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@b74kd3th i pre ordered right now

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Aww I got hyped when I thought he was playable.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> We all did. :(

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