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Assist Trophy – The Skull Kid For Super Smash Bros

Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on Miiverse that Majora’s Mask will return again as an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.  Here’s what Sakurai had to say on Nintendo’s social network. Here’s a new Assist Trophy–the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters

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    1. Probably will be, with that pose. Either that or he turns fiances into children and highlights the rampant racism prevalent amongst the Bombers.

    2. Imagine these graphics on the actual game, i want my majora’s mask hd, also his belt is 2d, wtf, sakurai?why is everything else good but you fuck up on his belt?

      1. It’s one model out of thousands. The game will be looked from a distance, and the model will probably be there for just a few seconds. I think it’s pretty detailed for what it is.

    1. I think you just answered the question everyone was wondering about that 3DS Gerudo Valley level. There was one pic where the bridge falls down and the ground is scortched. I wonder if Skull Kid dropped the moon onto the stge and everything caught fire!?! O.O Nice catch,jamesmac!!!!!!

  1. Sakurai logic:
    “Let’s put in a character that nobody cares about as playable, maybe something dumb like the Wii Fit trainer, and make Skull kid, who thousands of fans have been requesting since Melee an assist trophy”.

    Don’t get me wrong, I actually like WF Trainer, but this is just aggravating.

    1. True. But those lame troll characters are kind of a staple for Smash Bros now, there was alaways gonna be a couple. Like Mr Game and Watch or Rob. Not that they’re bad, just kinda silly and pointless.

      1. Of course I have. As I say, he’s not bad at all. I’m not speaking of how good he is to use, I’m speaking from a design perspective. He’s rather lame and silly, I really don’t see how anyone could deny that.

    2. The logic comes from the fact that Wii Fit Trainer is a major reacurring character from a major franchise where-as Skull Kid is not a huge major character from te Zelda franchise. He is “half” of the main villain in ONE Zelda game. He is like Zant, Midna, and Ghirahim. They are all popular among fans, but are only prevelant in a single game. If Sakurai added characters through that logic, we’d get Prince Fluff and Toon Zelda/Tetra, but they’re not going to happen.

      1. To be fair, Toon Zelda was nearly a thing in Brawl (as was a combo of Plusle and Minun)

      2. Well, also to be fair, that whole “Toon Zelda and Plusle/Minun” rumor is just that… nothing but a rumor. Sakurai never actually “confirmed” they were ever going to be playable characters. It is highly assumed that they were.

    3. Its Sakurai’s game. He sees things in characters that the fans don’t. Most ideas that the fans have are terrible impossible ideas. Mii’s Pac-Man, Goku and so many more. Just go along with what Sakurai chooses.

    4. Imagine what the game would be like if the fans made the decisions regarding characters…Yeah, Its bad.

      1. Ridley can work as much as Skull Kid works as a character…and we all know how well that turned out….TROLOLOOLOOOOOOO Your tears are trollicious!

      2. @Dragonsilths, I didn’t know you were working on SSB4. I mean, you must be if you know for a fact that Ridley can’t work, right?….

  2. I wonder if this is foreshadowing a Majora’s Mask remake on the 3ds. I mean there have been a lot of requests for such a thing, with Operation Moonfall and all… Then again, Reggie recently stated that these requests have no influence on their decision to release a game. But one can only hope, and keep on dreaming. Right?

  3. Oh so close, maybe next time? I was legit surprised when I saw him on the website, but when I check Miiverse I was actually a bit disappointed. I never finished Ocarina of Time but I really liked Skull Kid from the reviews I watched. Maybe this is his way of at least getting him in the game in some way so in a future installment he can make him playable.

    Besides this isn’t the first time this has happened, other popular characters like Shadow, Knuckle Joe and Little Mac were left to be assist trophies so why cry now?

    1. MAJORAS NO OCARINA ASSHOLE!! In ocarina skull kids play a small role. . . And you are a great nintendo fan arent you? . . . You havent complete ocarina. . . YOU REALLY SUCKS THAT IS HOW NINTENDO FANS ARE NOWADAYS STUPIDS THAT SAY THAT WIIU IS COOL BUT THEY DONT NOTHING ABOUT NINTENDO

      1. Ok first you very rude individual, I never ownd an N64 when I was a kid. My family was SEGA and Sony until I got a gamecube and even then we had a PS2. I also don’t have money to buy the re-releases of that game and I planned to play the 3ds version when I had cash. I know for a fact you don’t know more about Nintendo than anyone else.

        Stop hating, turn off your caps lock and stop being lame :/ and the reason I said Ocarina is because that is where he first appeared. Whenever i talk of a character, i talk of their first appearance and not their most significant one unless its necesarry.

      2. IKR? So many little kids on this site have never been taught manners by their parents

      3. Aren’t there a lot of people called Someone? How many of you are clones and how many are from the future, here to give us the good word?

        And yea, there are a lot of childish people

      4. I haven’t played it in years! I don’t get why I haven’t but its just I haven’t had the time but I really have the drive to do so since I really loved SS and that was my first Zelda Game. But I need to play A link to the past first :/ so im probably gonna download the Wii u version if there is one.

      5. Neither a link to the past. . . Yeah you are the ultimate nintendo fan. . . FAGG WHAT ARE YOU TALKING IF YOU KNOW SHIT!!! YEAH NINTENDO IS COOOL WOHOOOO NINTENDO IS MORE THAN A TREND YOU ASSHOLE. PLEASE STOP PLAYING NINTENDO GAMES YOU DONT DESERVE THAT PLEASURE GO AND PLAY SOME STUPID KINECT GAMES. . . NINTENDO “FANS” NOWADAYS ARE SHIT

      6. Like you? I doubt your a Nintendo fan. A Nintendo fan isn’t someone who has played ever game when the never even had the chance to do so. I was busy as a kid and my parent never really bought me a lot of video games. So I played what I had and Zelda wasn’t on my radar at the time.

        Doubt you are more of a fan than me. Nintendo fans should be open minded and kind and not close-minded and rude.

        Also if I don’t deserve it, then you definitely don’t to play them. Just saying :p ya rude fool

      7. Im not gonna argue if im more fan than you but i own every HOME system that nintendo has put out and some of their portable systems (nds, 2ds gamevoyadvance and gameboy) I also try to play all of their games because IM A COLLECTOR so well maybe my attitude is not the attitude of a nintendo fan which is what you said but definitely nintendo prefers fans like me that give em money since 1990 FAGGOT.

      8. Lol Faggot is a bundle of stick you know

        I do give them my money but un-like you, I am a newer fan that just started truly getting into gaming around the time of 2009. Just because I haven’t beaten certain games doesn’t make me more or less of a Nintendo. You don’t have the mindset of a fan or collector, you have the mind of a rude fanboy and you can tell because of your comments. If you had said it calmly and not like a douche then I wouldn’t feel the way I do.

      9. WANNA CRY LIL’ FAAAAAAAAAGGGGGG? GO CRY. IF YOU ARE NOT A HARDKNOWER OF NINTENDO DONT GO PRETENDING YOU ARE THEIR BIGGEST FAN ASSHOLE

      10. Ok first, I have never said I was the biggest fan. Stop trolling and picking fights when you know nothing of someone.

      1. lol, this was really suprising honestly but I guess its something. At least he is in the game but i don’t really see him having an interesting moveset, maybe when i beat Ocarina and Majora then i can have a proper opinion on him. My impression of this being in is that he will be playable in another game. I think he wants to add a different more popular Zelda Character rather than Skull Kid

      2. OOOOU YEAH TELL US WHOM YOU HYPERZELDA FAN WHO HAVENT PLAYED A LINK TO THE PAST NOR OCARINA OF TIME!! YOU DONT KNOW A SHIT ABIUT ZELDA SO SHUT THE FUCK OFF. ASSHOLE.

      3. I never said I didn’t play them, I never finished them, I did play both but never had the chance to complete them. Stop trying to troll bro…its kinda sad man.

      4. KNOW WHAT IS SAD? YOU TALKING ABOUT THINGS YOU DONT KNOW LIKE ZELDA OR NINTENDO. YOU PROBABLY HAVENT FINISHED ZELDA II OR A LINK TO THE PAST EITHER. YOU PROB. HAVE ONLY PLAYED TWILIGHT PRINCESS WIND WAKER AND S. SWORD AND YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE A NINTENDO FAN… SO SAAAAD

      5. You are the sad one. Do you know what makes a fan? You don’t cause if you did we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Turn your caps lock off dood, its sad considering your a grown ass adult acting like a child. Im 18 and in college with no money and I act more like real fan than you do. I don’t just blindly act ppl I have never talked to and just out right insult them. I am a fan because I love Nintendo, I didn’t grow up with them but that doesn’t mean anything cause that was the past. The only thing I lack is the nostalgia factor and if that’s what it takes then don’t count me as a fan.

        But I am a fan I will continue to play Nintendo games regardless because I love playing Nintendo games and I love retro games but I’d rather look to see what the future has than re-visit the past.

      6. Im sorry :( i didnt mind to hurt you. I love you so much. AND YOU FAILED AGAIN ASSHOLE I WASTNT TELLING THE TRUTH IM 13 YEARS OLD AJD YOU THOUGHT I WAS AN ADULT WAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJJAJAJAJ SUUUUUUCKER

      7. I don’t know why I’d believe you, since you could easily be lieing. If you aren’t that’s sad that you’d pull the age old internet thing. If you are, keep hiding behind that screen of yours man. So don’t pick fights before I take your lunch money kiddo

  4. What’s with the article? “Majora’s Mask will be returning”???

    Did you just call Skull Kid “Majora’s Mask”? And this is his first appearance in Smash Bros so how is he”returning”?

    1. Technically, Majora’s Mask is returning, since it appeared in Melee as a trophy battle stage, and now it’s on Skull Kid in this one. They weren’t wrong.

  5. Id prefer skull kid being playable than toon link. Skull kid could have used items from the lost woods like the deku stick

      1. Ah, your right. Maybe in the next game he will be in it. Majoras wrath would be awesome though

  6. I don’t think Ice is gonna be happy about this but at least he’s in so maybe he will be playable in a future installment

    1. let me predict things, he would rant of how stupid nintendo is, that reggie and iwata should be fire and bla bla bla bla

      1. Most likely, but he is a Nintendo fan; he just overacts for attention is all. He does mean well but… he is just a shell of what he used to be.

      2. A Nintendo fan? in what way, all I see him to rant about Nintendo, Nintendo sucks this, Nintendo sucks that, but I agree he is just a shell, all he does now is use waaaay too much “WAHAHAHAHA” “Nintendbabies” “Reggie is a pizza boy” insults,

        …still don’t know in what way Reggie is a “pizza boy”…

      3. He worked for Pizza Hut in a higher up position. I think he created a very popular Pizza for them actually if I remember right (don’t quote me on that)

      4. either way, don’t know why Icy is so pissed at him for being a Pizza place worker in his youth, I’m a lawyer who worked as a waiter when I was 16 to earn some extra cash, whats the problem with that? I think Icy is just pissed off with everything because of his itch problem…

      5. Lol

        Idk, he might shut up once Nintendo gets back on their console feet and are no longer scared to compete. I think Iwata and Reggie are realizing the time to no longer compete is demishing. They have to stay relevant with the “hardcore” while staying true to their “games for everyone” motto

  7. Wow I was looking forward to see him as a PLAYABLE character not an assist trophy -_- but better than nothing.

    1. I never thought there was much too him too be playable, but the same could have been said for Fox. Still he in the game

      1. Same can be said for most characters in smash but yea I’d rather have him as an assist char then not in the game at all.

      2. I now I really want that possible remake to be on wii u, look at skull kids’s model. Speaking ssb wonder if he is going to be on the 3ds version?

  8. This is good.
    I don’t really care about MM so to me this is the best way to include him. Just my opinion though. P.S. Am i the only one to dislike MM?

      1. its very divided game. Some hate it for the lack of dungeon/bosses. SDome hate it for the 3 day system. And ect. One of my favorite zelda games. Would be interesting to see him playable,, but remember why they exist? They were characters sakurai had ideas for being playable, but he changed them. Not all assist trophys were plan to be playable, but i swearIF LITTLE MAC IS NOT IN THE GAME!!!!

      2. I personally didn’t mind any of those things just the lack of direction.
        I never knew what i was supposed to do in the deku kingdom part. I do however like skull kid and he is on my playable character wishlist just not very high. Little Mac would be cool but you shouldn’t get your hopes up if sakurai trolls like this.

    1. Yeah right, Sakurai wouldn’t leave out one of the most coveted items in Smash history. Cutting the assist trophies would be like cutting the Pokeballs… absolutely devastating.

    1. I’m okay with characters like Knuckle Joe and Jeff as assist trophies, but I hate how Sakurai does this like with Isaac from Golden Sun. Skull Kid would’ve been a great playable character but Sakurai has to screw fans over and basically says “lolnope”

      1. Because Zelda doesn’t already have enough playable characters. They really only NEED Zelda, Link and Gamondorf… somehow Toon Link squeezed in too. I think Skull Kid is asking a little too much. Especially cuz then the Midna fans and the Ghirahim fans would be furious that “their” favorite “non-essential” Zelda character didn’t get in while another one did.

      2. Yeah it’s bull that Toon got in and Skull would be pushing it too far. If they really needed two Links, just send him in wolf form with Midna on top.

  9. I was really excited there for a moment. I would have really enjoyed playing as Skull Kid, but it’s cool to see him anyway!

  10. This must be the prove of:

    a) A Majora’s Mask remake for a Nintendo console, most definitely the 3DS

    or

    b) Some one on Nintendo, probably Aonuma, Like to kick the blue balls of the Majora’s Mask Fanbase

  11. I prefer him as an assist trophy. MM is my favorite Zelda game. But what would the Skull Kids moveset be if he was playable? He doesn’t have any moves besides bringing down the moon.

  12. He would’ve been a way better choice than Toon Link. They say not everyone would come back and hint about this guy… so they bring back the brat clone and toss this guy as an assist? Real nice, how about some more creative choices Sakurai… saving up for more of your Kirby characters to take the spotlight? Or Kid Icarus people since you practically own that too.

  13. (wipes sweat off forehead) for a second i thought it was another bad character decision. it makes a good assist trophy though

  14. I hope this game model is a hint of an HD game being made, heck even a sequel or prequel to Majora’s Mask would be awesome. :D

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