Zelda Joins New Super Smash Bros. For 3DS And Wii U

By Ishaan . December 25, 2013 . 10:48pm

Princess Zelda has been confirmed as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and it looks like she has a few new tricks up her sleeve. Most notably is the suit of armour she inhabits in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which you can see in the screenshot above.


As of now, whether or not Zelda will be able to transform into Sheik is unknown.



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  • Some of those screens are hilariously cute.
    My hubby and I were just talking about this earlier today though~. Glad to see it official. ♥

    Also, I like that Sailor Moon looking pose.

    • BizarreJelly

      Looks more JoJo than Moon to me.

    • Asturias_Knytt

      Here we have it people. We went from TLOZ and Zelda II and Majora’s Mask to….cute. This is the audience.

      • Exkaiser

        Zelda’s always been cute! Just look at those adorable Octoroks- they’re so fat and round and have stubby little legs…

      • LoZ is generally cuter than BSSM. Actually, both are fair mirrors of each other. Generally cute art and characters, but then really nightmarish stuff existing alongside and happening~. It’s also a part of why I love both.

  • Jettythesunfish

    Frankly, I’d find it cool if she happened to don the armor during battle.

  • Scipio

    Really digging the Spirit tracks suit. ST Zelda was one of my favorite renditions of her yet.

  • Eder García

    dat Zelda’s pose… Dio Brando confirmed?

    • Internet is Crash

      Its kinda more of Kars or Annasui the way I see it

      • It’s Killer Queen’s pose.

        • Who are you guys talking about?

          • NightzeroAX

            Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure.

          • PreyMantis

            Look at the post below with a picture.

    • SigmaNHK


    • Spirit Macardi

      Now I’m imagining Zelda with the voice of Tim Curry… Somehow that’s making her seem hotter to me.

      • That is incredibly sexy; but adding Tim Curry’s voice ups the sexy by at least 50% for basically everything.

  • SlickRoach

    The pose in the sixth picture made me instantly think of Killer Queen from JoJo.
    It sucks that Toon Link seems unchanged yet Zelda gets new moves though since he’s one of my favs.

    • Grape Monet

      That animated armor only reinforces the Stand User image.

      • SlickRoach

        Looks like Silver Chariot has some major competition.

    • Hunts Rattata

      I guess that means her Side B is Sheer Heart Attack.

    • Final Aura

      She is a (Killer) Queen er I mean Princess after all.

    • Chido55


      • SlickRoach

        So instead of possessing the Arrow I guess she uses Light Arrows, huh?

  • Guest

    The 3DS version looks so good!

  • Kaihedgie

    Never before has Zelda looked this beautiful and graceful

  • Tenabrus

    holy **** dat HD Zelda<3

  • klkAlexar

    It looks like Link is cheating on Zelda with Peach in that second to last pic.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      I’m pretty sure that’s what he was going for… -_-

  • I wonder about the armor, is it an item or an attack from Zelda’s moveset?

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Dat girl is angry.

  • Dianatos

    Awesome! My sub is back! I really hope she gets that suit of armor as part of her moveset. I also hope Sheik is also in for the Sheik fans, even if I only use Zelda myself.

  • Slayven19

    Zelda looks great. Glad theyve given her back some funny expressions.

  • TempestTwin

    Please give us Impa Sakurai, I would prefer her over sheik any day!

    • J_Joestar

      that would be interesting, given that if Zelda’s moveset is modified to no longer have Shiek as a part of it (being replaced with the PH armor), then partially reusing Shiek’s moveset for a Impa could be an easy way to add another character .

  • kuroneko0509

    Easily the best Zelda design used :D

  • Tonton Ramos

    Best christmas gift ever!

  • anthony apduhan

    Zelda slapping Kong is best pic ever!

  • artemisthemp

    What if Zelda was a girl :P

  • evilmajikman

    Dang. Was hoping for Skyward Sword Zelda. Loved her hairdo and upbeat smile in that game.

  • ChirotheHiro

    Pay attention, friends, the fifth image shows TP Zelda is capable of more than grim facial expressions. That image is fabulous by the way, their poses and expressions are just… so good.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Its not TP Zelda :p

      • Wappuli

        Mind pointing out what you’re seeing that I’m not? Because that is pretty clearly a Twilight Princess-desing to me.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          They took TP zelda and adorned her with stuff from spirit tracks. Look at her clothes

          They also changed the face structure a bit and the consistency.

          • Exkaiser

            No, it’s definitely just TP Zelda. Everything’s the same.


          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Look at her necklace and face./

          • Exkaiser

            The necklace is the same as in TP, though? It’s got the same ankh-esque shape and the dangly blue crystals. The face is also still as sharp as ever…

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Nah its a different necklace and Zelda’s face is bigger. given the eyse and the like

        • KoRLumen

          May be the TP design, but I’m pretty sure the whole using a Phantom as an attack thing pretty much confirms that’s not TP Zelda in terms of canon.

  • Go2hell66

    zelda should be playable outside of smash as well

    • MrJechgo

      *points to Hyrule Warriors*
      There might be hope ^_^

      • Linhua

        … I definitely see that happening.

    • Ying

      Depends on the game I think. If they want to do a story like ALBW then you can’t play as her, but it would have been fun to have a side story with Zelda in Skyward Sword. It all comes down to what they want Zelda’s role to be in the game.

    • David García Abril

      That already happened.

    • PreyMantis

      It’s called Spirit Tracks.

  • LustEnvy

    Imagine a Legend of Zelda game, with the main character being Zelda. I’d dig it. If we can have a Super Princess Peach game, we can surely have a Zelda uhh Zelda game.

    • Bigabu Beaze

      They did that. It was on the Philips CDi

      • Asturias_Knytt

        and it sucked.

        • TalesOfBS

          So much.

          • Asturias_Knytt

            Wand of Gamelon was bad, but I would love a spiritual successor to Zelda II with a Minecraft-esque, retro visual style and a slanted, isometric viewpoint. Think Super Mario RPG, but time-warped into the 21st century. I think that would work quite well.

          • Asturias_Knytt

            I don’t see what’s to dislike about this comment. This is why I need to avoid fanboy fever articles/sites. -__-

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  • Kayseur

    I didn’t remember liking her as much in the other SSB, and looking at pictures of her older renditions, my memory wasn’t just failing. She looks really good/cute here. I guess I’ll try to get my hands on the 3DS version once it’s out to see if I like it, otherwise I may have to consider getting a Wii U.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Damn Sakurai, save some badass poses for Captain Falcon!

  • NeptuniasBeard

    My two favorite Nintendo princesses revealed back to back? Sakurai just gave me the greatest Christmas ever!

    (of course I know Rosalina isn’t really a princess)

    • +1 upvote for the funny DC/Young Justice reference. :)

    • David García Abril

      Rosalina is basically God.

      She can be whatever she wants. lol

  • Asturias_Knytt

    She looks like a character model from one of those HD Final Fantasy ports. Jesus Christ…dated as hell. Zelda Wii U better buck the trend of kiddie or pseudo realistic with a splash of emo. I want surrealism/fantasy and I want it naow! Nintendo are so lazy.

  • JMaster3000

    [sarcastic] Shocker! Didn’t thought she will be in the game :O Quite Surprised :O [/sarcastic]

  • SirRichard

    Having her Spirit Tracks armour makes me wonder what else has changed for other characters, or is this just something like Mario getting FLUDD? I don’t think they’d remove Shiek entirely, but then you never know.

  • Am I the only one not surprised it’s the TP/Brawl version of Zelda upgraded to HD? I’m guessing because Zelda in Skyward Sword didn’t wear the traditional Zelda outfit, they decided to stick with the TP/Brawl look.

  • I laughed so hard at this screen. I can’t find the right words for it, but it’s definitely along the lines of Rosalina saying “This is my turf now, bitch.” xD

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Zelda is coming with Orarararara.^_^

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Rosalina who?

  • pressstart

    I wish we could have gotten 2 Zelda’s like 2 Links. I would love to have toon Zelda, soooo adorable! She should be the one with the spirit armor doll or whatever. Make her a spirit instead for the eerieness :P

  • MasterScrub

    Damn it, I really wanted Skyward Sword Zelda.

    • TheGioG

      This seriously calls for some Ora ora ora ora ora ora ora!!
      Infinite combo with Star Platinu- er, Phantom Armor confirmed.


        it’s not phantom armor either…It’s Iron Maiden!!
        Name: Zelda Joestar
        Country: Hyrule
        Stand: iron Maiden

        Name: Rosalina
        Country: Star World(??)
        Stand: Galactic Cowboys

        • TheGioG

          Smash Bros’ Bizarre Adventure

          • Vash bane

            lol it has a nice ring to it

      • J_Joestar

        imagine Ganondorf going Muda muda muda muda muda!!

    • SlickRoach

      The Legend of Zelda’s Bizarre Adventure – Part III: TriForce Crusaders

    • raymk

      New wallpaper confirmed

  • Serge

    I was hoping to see SS Zelda, the lack of smiles in TP Zelda has always bother me.


    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      But this one, she smiles

    • Exkaiser

      To be fair, she hasn’t got much reason to smile in her own game.

    • Learii

      I don’t like how they draw SS they look too I don’t know to bright too cartoony or whatever

    • Draparde

      I love the way zelda looked in SS, i personally thought it odd they didint go with SS looks for both link/zelda (maybe it will be an alt outfit? i’d be fine wit hthat too…)

  • Warren

    Wow Peach is boss, stealing men and touching everyone inappropriately! That is why i love her!

  • Aemette

    With the inclusion of that suit of armor, I can see her being a greater force to be reckoned with. She was tougher in Brawl than in Melee and I can see her being crazy good in this one.

  • XaviIniesta

    I hope the new armor move is a sign of it occupying the Transformation button, so that she finally has 4 special moves of her own. I really hope she and Shiek are separate characters this time.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    SS Zelda was better she looked more like a fighter. Maybe she will be a skin

    • Exkaiser

      SS Zelda looked like a fighter to you? She just looks like a small-town girl.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        living in a lonely world? She took the midnight train going anywhere!?

        • Exkaiser

          Just a city boy? Born and raised in South Skyloft?!

          • Göran Isacson

            I salute you both for not having this thread sink to a shouting match, and for your taste in music.

  • TruSpindash

    She looks fantastic, good to see them switching up her moveset. Also, some of these screenshots are pure gold.

  • jugss

    I wished Sakurai made Zelda a ranged fighter like Hawkeye in UMVC3. I still remember fighting Ganon while riding on a horse with Zelda.

  • that picture with rosalina is very cute but what is donkey smiling about haha

    • colorblindnightmare

      Clearly he is a masochist.

  • KingGunblader

    Yes, my beloved magic troll returns! Not that I doubted she would.

    My friends always get so salty when I play as her. I am kind of worried about that Phantom though, I like her moveset. :(

  • Kinda wanted SS Zelda but oh well.

    • British_Otaku

      It could still be a skin.

  • PreyMantis

    Darknuts have to be one of the hardest enemies in the LoZ franchise, now they put ’em on Smash Bros.? I guess I’m gonna need a lot of potion and faries for this one.

    • Items that restore Stock in Stock Matches? Bottled Fairies confirmed!

    • Arrei

      Oh, that’s not a Darknut, that’s a Phantom. Ever wonder what it’d be like if you crossed a Darknut’s near-invulnerability with a Wallmaster’s ability to send you back to the start?

      That’s a Phantom. And it is just as terrifying/irritating as the description suggests.

      • PreyMantis

        I guess my Zelda knowledge is getting rusty…

        • Lumi

          Brush up on Spirit Tracks then! The pink Phantom is from there. It/She’s 10 times cuter in the original game though.

  • Yan Zhao

    Lol those screenshots, instigating affairs at its finest.

  • Dat HD Link completes the MJ Experience along with the Killer Queen herself!! I wonder when will we be seeing a JoJo character in this game…

  • Learii

    the 2nd last pic Link broken Zelda heart *Don’t go with Peach Link noooooo* lol

  • Shadowman

    Lol at Zelda face when Link went off with Princess Peach

  • Altumn

    DARN! I was hoping for a Terta/Zelda like how she’s Zelda/Sheik. I feel like that chance is lost if they put the ST Knight on this Zelda.

  • Hinataharem

    Spirit Tracks Zelda was my favorite. Glad she is getting some rep

  • Ben Sylvia

    Until proven otherwise, I will believe and insist that the Phantom is an Assist Trophy.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha all these images man. Zelda doing Jojo poses, correcting DK when that monkey get’s too frisky, looking regal as all hell… and then contrast that to Rosalina tripping her up and them posing Peach in that manner. Holy heck the Smash team is having a ball with Peach and posing her in questionable/risque ways.

  • sharpshot909

    This is just as surprising as when it was announced that Gran Turismo 6 would have cars.

  • Linhua

    … well then. This is certainly pleasant news. The female cast of the roster just keeps getting fatter.

    … know what would be REALLY cool though…?

    … at least to me.

    … everyone who enters the SMASH Universe will have a sort of Smash-like design to their character, as the default costume. And then the other costumes (or models, if they looks drastically different) could be in-game unlockables.

    … take Zelda for example. To start with in the SMASH Universe, she’ll have a Smash design freshly added for the world she’s in… and then rewarding the player (who might be a Zelda fan) as they progress through game modes, with other costumes or model types from her other games. So for Zelda it would be models like Twilight Zelda and Skyward Zelda as unlockables.

    … just a thought I wanted to share. But this would totally negate all of the complaints about the choices Nintendo makes with the character’s designs. People could just choose their favorite.

  • Vash bane

    liking the screen of both Zelda and links… and I guess the fairy lol

    for some unknown reason I like the way the 3ds screen looks.

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  • T-X

    I say they make Zelda permanent and add Impa to the roster to embody Shiek’s moveset.

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