Hey Smashers, Plasmaster here with another Let's Debate blog post.
Today we will be debating Link's representation in the next Smash!
With Breath of the Wild out, it makes one wonder, will we be seeing the Hero of Twilight that we know and love from Brawl and Smash 4? Or will we get a new Link inspired by Breath of the Wild? Now, I think it I safe to say that a Brawl version will certainly have the famous green tunic and hat, but a color swap for the blue shirt Link is seen wearing in most Breath of the Wild promotional art would be cool to have. The main thing here is, how would this effect his moveset? Would he use the Sheikah Slate's Magnesis power for a grab instead of the Clawshot? What about his standard attacks? Would he use the Master Sword, or one of the other weapons found throughout Breath of the Wild? Would his Hero's Bow get an upgrade, firing explosive or freezing arrows? As far as I know, he doesn't even get a boomerang in Breath of the Wild, so what would his new side special be? His down special Bomb would certainly have little change to it, though maybe now it could be detonated manually like the Remote Bombs from BOTW? Another thing to consider is that Link has a sort of counter in BOTW during combat where dodging at the last second allows him to unleash a flurry of attacks onto an enemy. Could the next Link in Smash be sporting a counter?
Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments, and tell me if you think the Hero of Twilight will make a return or if the newest Link in the Zelda franchise will take his place.