Link's Breath of the Wild remote bomb mechanics in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate offers insane stage control and combo applications

Like Snake's C4, but launches opponents to the left or right of the blast's epicenter

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 9, 2018 at 9:23 a.m. PDT

Link in Super smash Bros. Ultimate is apparently getting quite the overhaul. His mechanics appear to mostly be inspired by his Breath of the Wild iteration.

This Legend of Zelda character no longer has access to a hook or claw shot, leaving him with a normal grab for the first time in the Smash series. His arrows will now jut out of the ground and can be thrown like darts.

He's now back to using Melee's boomerang before it was converted to the Twilight Princess Gale Boomerang. While his damage is at 0%, a forward smash will cause him to shoot out a blade beam from his sword.

Finally, his bombs might be the most interesting change. They are now remotely detonated. This gives him a way of controlling the stage similarly to how Snake does it with C4.

Rather than launching the opponent straight up upon activation, the enemy will be launched away from the blasts's epicenter. This can create some very interesting combo opportunities.

A Link player was able to show off some insane stage control and combo possibilities during Nintendo's Japan Expo 2018. Here's a quick sneak peak that was clipped by Virum on Twitter. After the jump, you can find the full match.


Click image for animated version

Source: Nintendo France.

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