Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:


If you’re like me, you owe your love of The Legend of Zelda to Nintendo’s fan-favorite unconventional mascot fighting franchise. The Super Smash Bros. series has included elements from the Zelda series since its first incarnation on the Nintendo 64 in 1999, which featured Link as a playable character. The series’ newest title was officially unveiled for Wii U and 3DS at E3. This version allows players to once again choose Link in their battles, this time with a design resembling both Skyward Sword‘s and Twilight Princess‘s designs but with a nicely stylized twist. Jump inside to check out the trailer and see our favorite Hylian hero in action!

From this new trailer, not only do we get to see some excellent shots of Link in action but also a few stages that are based on Zelda games. First, there is a new stage in the 3DS version that is based on Spirit Tracks in which players battle it out on Link’s train. Another stage shown for the Wii U version of the game involves players fighting away among the buildings of Skyward Sword‘s Skyloft. While the only Link shown here is the Twilight Princess/Skyward Sword one, it is highly likely we will also see a different iteration like Toon Link again, especially considering the inclusion of a Spirit Tracks stage.

Additionally, some of our more sharp-eyed viewers have noticed what appears to be another stage, this one based on Ocarina of Time 3D‘s iteration of Gerudo Valley. You can see it for just a few moments around the 0:53 to 0:55 mark in the video. Behind Link’s total domination of Fox, there is definitely a canyon with a waterfall and river that are familiar, as well as the carpenters’ tent to the left and the bridge’s post in the bottom-right. It isn’t a good enough look to be 100% just yet, but it is certainly a very good chance that this is a Gerudo Valley stage. Consider me intrigued.

What are your thoughts on this new trailer? Are you a fan of the Super Smash Bros. series? How do you like the Zelda-based stages? How about the other characters being added like the Villager and Mega Man? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

[EDITED 11:00am CST]: Added information on Gerudo Valley, revised Link’s description.
[EDITED 12:00pm CST]: Updated video with one that includes Mega Man reveal and Iwata’s closing remarks.

Source: Nintendo Direct