Link seems to still be based on TP Link.

#1AlphrinPosted 7/25/2013 5:54:37 PM(edited)
At first I thought it was sort of a composite between SS Link and TP Link, but looking at them closer...

SSBWiiU Link: http://www.smashbros.com/images/character/link/screen-5.jpg

TP Link: http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w335/sync2285/Twilight%20Princess/Link9.jpg

TP Link: http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/216152-twilight-princess-one-more-for-the-road/TPOneMore-LinkMidna-620x.jpg

TP Link: http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/games/coverg/47/672847.jpg

SS Link: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9fsprUgYC1qbfs2z.png

SS Link: http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp191/chewyli/zelda_skyward.jpg


Link's outfit is identical to his TP look, except tweaked slightly in regards to artistic style. His belt is the same, his shoulder strap is the same, his neck collar is the same, his boots are the same, his arm guard is the same, his pants are the same, etc. SS Link, on the other hand, has a different belt, a different shoulder strap, a different neck collar, different boots, no arm guard, and different pants.


I suspect that this increases the odds that the younger Link (which will probably be included) will still be based on the Wind Waker design (and of course this is further increased by the WW HD remake). It also means that Ganondorf and Zelda will also be in their TP designs, so we can expect Ganondorf's hair curlers and beard to return and Zelda will probably still transform into Sheik with the TP-based design. It also slightly increases the possibility of either wolf Link or Midna showing up.


Anyway, just an observation.
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#2anthpel11Posted 7/25/2013 5:52:02 PM
This is a good thing.
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#3Meta289Posted 7/25/2013 5:52:56 PM
He's TP Link with SS Link's color scheme.

It's also clear that they have Skyward Sword in mind for this game, as the Zelda stage is Skyloft.
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#4DasDavidPosted 7/25/2013 5:54:26 PM
I don't know why but I just hate Link's face in that Wii U shot...

But yeah, it's definitely a Smash Link based heavily on TP Link. Which KINDA irks me since it makes it even more confusing that Skyloft seems to just be a rip of the Wii one...
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#5GohansephirothPosted 7/25/2013 5:55:32 PM
Its TP link without a doubt, the the details of the design match up, and hes left handed. Like others have said he just has this games brighter palette and design along with a new character model.

Im hoping they give each zelda character a design from a different game, give link TP, zelda SS, and ganondorf OOT for OOT3D. If they are all unchanged and TP again ill be disappointed that we got nothing new.
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#6PhlipDarkRiotPosted 7/25/2013 5:55:54 PM
He also has the exact Hero's Bow from TP, haven't seen the boomerang yet. But I see now that it's TP Link, I'm pretty sure anyway.
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#7SoulstigerPosted 7/25/2013 5:56:48 PM
Meta289 posted...
He's TP Link with SS Link's color scheme.

It's also clear that they have Skyward Sword in mind for this game, as the Zelda stage is Skyloft.


The colors have nothing to do with SS, its the new lighting in SSB4. Brawl used painted on shadows, making the characters all look darker. SSB4 uses actual lighting. This also explains why Villager casts a shadow on the Gyroid that he is airdodging from the daily pic a few days ago.
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#8Alphrin(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2013 6:04:02 PM(edited)
PhlipDarkRiot posted...
He also has the exact Hero's Bow from TP, haven't seen the boomerang yet. But I see now that it's TP Link, I'm pretty sure anyway.



I didn't notice the Hero's Bow. I'm willing to bet that the gale force Boomerang will be coming back for certain, now.


Gohansephiroth posted...
Im hoping they give each zelda character a design from a different game, give link TP, zelda SS, and ganondorf OOT for OOT3D. If they are all unchanged and TP again ill be disappointed that we got nothing new.


I like that idea. I'm actually kind of saddened by the possibility of not getting to play as the adorable SS Zelda.
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#9capturinggod200Posted 7/25/2013 6:04:05 PM
This means TP Zelda hopefully I like this look for her the most I want to see her in HD.