Link, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from The Legend of Zelda series, one of Nintendo’s flagship franchises. Link made his first appearance in “The Legend of Zelda” for the NES.
Appearance: Link is typically depicted as a heroic, green-clad warrior with a pointed hat and the iconic Master Sword and Hylian Shield. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Link’s design is based on his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, featuring a more realistic and battle-worn depiction.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Link is a versatile fighter with a balanced mix of swordplay, ranged attacks, and defensive options. His fighting style often involves the use of the Master Sword for close-quarters combat and various items, such as the Bow, Boomerang, and Bombs, for ranged engagements.
- Neutral Special – Hero’s Bow: Fires arrows with varying strength based on charge.
- Side Special – Boomerang: Throws a boomerang that travels in an arc and returns.
- Up Special – Spin Attack: Performs a spinning sword attack for recovery.
- Down Special – Remote Bomb: Places a bomb that can be detonated remotely.
Final Smash – Ancient Bow and Arrow: Link’s Final Smash, “Ancient Bow and Arrow,” involves trapping caught opponents in a cinematic sequence where he unleashes a powerful shot with the ancient bow.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Link is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Link has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about his adventures in The Legend of Zelda series, his encounters with various characters, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Link’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to embody the hero of Hyrule in a crossover fighting game. Players can engage in battles featuring Link against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Link’s diverse moveset, iconic weapons, and the incorporation of Breath of the Wild elements contribute to the rich and varied roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.