Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS will feature lots of Zelda items

Game director Masahiro Sakurai has "more than a few" of the new items will be pulled from Nintendo's iconic RPG series.


The Gust Bellows
The Gust Bellows

The Super Smash Bros. series isn't known for having all that many items pulled from the Legend of Zelda franchise, but that's going to change for the upcoming entry for Wii U and 3DS.

Game director Masahiro Sakurai wrote on Miiverse today that of the new items coming to the Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS, "more than a few" will be from the Zelda series.

"We'll take the most interesting and straightforward ones and reformulate them to match the Smash Bros. world," he said.

One of the new items is "The Gust Bellows," which can blow opponents away with its powerful wind blasts. When it's dropped, however, "the gusts run wild," presumably affecting all players, Sakurai wrote.

Zelda items featured in past Super Smash Bros. games include the Heart Container, Bunny Hood, and Deku Nut. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, a collaborative effort between Sora Ltd. and fighting game veterans Namco, launches later this year.

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