Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U



Japan September 13, 2014
United States October 3, 2014
Europe October 3, 2014
Australia October 4, 2014

United States November 21, 2014
Europe November 28, 2014
Australia November 29, 2014
Japan December 6, 2014



Bandai Namco Games


Shinya Saito
Masaya Kobayashi


Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is a fighting game with two different versions: The 3DS version and the Wii U version. The two games have some different stages, trophies, modes, and music, but share the same roster, physics, and movesets for all characters. This game features multiple playable Zelda characters and several Zelda themed stages and has more Zelda inspired assist trophies and items than any other installment of the Super Smash Bros. franchise.

Zelda Characters

There are five playable characters from the Zelda series in this game. This is also the first installment where Sheik and Zelda are separate characters on the character selection screen.


Link's appearance in this game is based on his Twilight Princess model, just like it was in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but this version features a more vibrant color palate than his predecessor in Brawl. He uses the some of items he got while on his journey in Twilight Princess in some of his attacks. These different items include his Bow, the Gale Boomerang, Bombs, and the Clawshot (the same items that where used in Brawl). Among other uses, the Bow can be used to hit opponents from a distance, the Gale Boomerang can be used to bring distant opponents toward you, the Bombs can be thrown across the stage or used to disrupt a foe attempting to recover, and the Clawshot can be used to grab opponents, or to latch onto the edge of the stage when falling. Link also uses the Master Sword and Hylian Shield. Link's alternate colors appear to be based off of different appearances of him in the Zelda series. Some alternate colors include a Dark Link color scheme, a color scheme based off of Link's initial clothes in Skyward Sword, and a costume based off of Fierce Deity Link.

Toon Link

Toon Link makes an appearance one again in this new Smash Bros. While being mostly the same as he was in Brawl, Toon Link has received a buff to his hookshot and speed, while receiving a nerf to his power and recovery.


The most notable change to Zelda in this game is her inability to transform into Sheik. Due to the change to her down special she now has a new move, Phantom Slash. With Phantom Slash Zelda summons a Phantom to attack, which can be charged up for a greater effect.


With Sheik being her own character in this game, she has received many buffs. A lot of Sheik's moves were buffed up thanks to her being a separate character, which has led to her being used more in the competitive scene.


Ganondorf has the same appearance in this game as he did in Brawl. Ganondorf's moves are generally all the same, however he has received a buff to his speed, power, and recovery. Ganondorf must be unlocked on the 3DS version of the game, however players start out with him on the Wii U.