Zelda fans were delighted to hear that the fan-favorite Skull Kid, the face behind Majora’s Mask, is joining the cast of Hyrule Warriors for its 3DS launch in 2016. He uses an ocarina as his primary weapon, accompanied by Tael, and attacks with a host of dark magic abilities.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Ben and I think Skull Kid is a great choice, but Alex, whose favorite game was
Majora’s Mask for a long stretch of his life, questions whether Skull Kid really deserved to join. He argues that his moves could be too contrived, and characters like the Happy Mask Salesman are far more interesting. Ben and I, on the other hand, think there’s plenty they can do with dark magic, the Moon, and Majora’s many forms, to make his playstyle unique and delightful. And of course his legion of supportive fans doesn’t hurt.

What do you think? Did Skull Kid deserve to join? Do the moves he uses represent the character well? Who else would you like to see join
Hyrule Warriors? And most importantly, should we settle this debate in Smash?

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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