The way that Nintendo has been pushing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD lately, including creating its own discounted Wii U bundle, it comes of little to no surprise that Toon Link will return to the upcoming Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS rosters.
He is just the most recent character to be announced since the reveal of Princess Peach about 2 weeks ago. He is the 16th character of the entire Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS cast to be confirmed, and has been used before in Super Smash Bros Brawl, thought to have replaced Melee’s Young Link.
The announcement coincides with the launch of The Wind Waker HD in Japan, just like Olimar was announced ahead of the Japanese release of Pikmin 3. It doesn’t mean that every big AAA Wii U release will see its own character make its way to the upcoming Super Smash Bros game, but it doesn’t mean we can’t speculate who is the next character in smash bros to be revealed.
Some of these titles include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Diddy Kong?), Super Mario 3D World (Cat Mario?), Sonic Lost World (Sonic?), Bayonetta 2 (Bayonetta?) and Batman: Arkham Origins (BATMAN?!?). While some of these options are more likely than others, it would be nice to see how niche Nintendo can get with some old school selections in the weeks and months ahead.
The next Super Smash Bros title is expected to launch for the Wii U and 3DS in 2014.