Saturday, October 20, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Princess Hilda?

Well, this will be a broken record, but I still wanted to do a separate post for this, since I've been doing this with all potential Zelda newcomers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so far. But ever since the concept of "Echo Fighters" was introduced, I've kept bringing her up: Princess Hilda from A Link Between Worlds.

The idea mainly stems from Princess Zelda's new design, which comes from A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. It looks amazing, but it also invites the possibility of Hilda as her Echo Fighter, who is like Zelda's dark mirror image. A playable Princess Hilda has been a big topic for me with Hyrule Warriors: Legends and its final DLC characters, where sadly she didn't take that last, open character slot, but now Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can make up for it.

Hilda could also turn into a more unique Echo Fighter, at least when it comes to the different attack animations. The Special Attacks based on the Goddess spells could use a purple, orange and yellow color scheme for an inversion. She could also use her staff for the different spells and the Phantom probably should be replaced by a Lorulean soldier. For the Final Smash she will trap someone in these dark tentacles, like she did with Yuganon, which would work like Zelda's Triforce attack, but with a different animation.

Still, she would work mostly the same as Zelda, so this character would primarily focus on presenting a visual difference, similar to Princess Daisy. But right now it doesn't feel likely that we'll be getting many more Echo Fighters and on the list of potential characters, which includes classic characters like Dixie Kong, she doesn't really have a high priority...

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