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Nintendo's Skyward Sword photo shoot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is great, but also mad disrespectful to Falco

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 22, 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT • Comments: 1

Nintendo is flying high following the HD re-release of 2011's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and has created some creatively cool screen shots from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to celebrate.

These stills feature Super Smash Bros. roster members Link and Zelda on the Skyloft stage utilizing a handful of the objects and items borrowed over into Ultimate from Skyward Sword. One image also features a makeshift stand in for a Loftwing featuring a character that we just know would not be happy to fulfill the role.

We're talking about none other than Starfox's Falco Lombardi, of course, whose pride and no-nonsense attitude naturally make him a highly unlikely candidate to play the role of Link's sky horse.

This looks to be in reference to the sequence in which Link first leaps off his home base floating island to begin learning how to ride Loftwings. Though it's a charming moment, we couldn't help but chuckle at the thought of Falco being forced into doing this.

In all seriousness, these shots look really good and even feature one of Ultimate's trophies, Ghirahim, as though he were part of the actual fray (though part of us is somewhat glad that Ultimate doesn't have yet another sword fighting character).

Check out the four screen grabs via the gallery below and let us know in the comments what you think of them as well as how old you feel knowing that Skyward Sword has now been around for more than a decade.

Skyward Sword SSBU image #1 Skyward Sword SSBU image #2 Skyward Sword SSBU image #3 Skyward Sword SSBU image #4
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