The assist trophy element is coming back to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U video game, “Super Smash Bros. 4.” According to a report by Mii Gamer on Dec. 6, Masahiro Sakurai provided a first look at Skull Kid in the crossover fighting title.
The mask-wearing individual first appeared as an antagonist in the Nintendo 64 video game, “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” which was released in 2000. The same title was also made available with the Virtual Console digital service for the Nintendo Wii in 2009.
For “Super Smash Bros. 4,” Skull Kid will only appear as an assist trophy and won’t be a playable character. You can check out the screen of the individual, as well as several other shots from the sequel, in the slideshow to the left of this article and the clarification posted by the game director below:
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!
Assist Trophies were first introduced with the release of “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” on the Nintendo Wii. By picking up small statue items, players can summon a special attack from a non-playable character. This mechanic should work in a similar manner in “Super Smash Bros. 4,” which is currently in development at Namco Bandai Games and Sora.
The forthcoming Nintendo-platform exclusive title is expected to hit the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U sometime next year.