Gamers concerned that their favorite gender-confused Zelda alter-ego would be absent from Brawl
have absolutely nothing to worry about. The Hyrulian princess's down-special move will still transform her into Sheik, now re-imagined
to match the visual style of Twilight Princess
According to the official Smash Bros. Brawl
blog, Sheik's look is based on an early design drafted during development of Twilight Princess
, meaning that at one point Sheik was a shoe-in for Link's grittiest adventure to date. Sheik appears to retain the needle storm, chain, and vanishing moves from Melee
, and shares the "Light Arrow" Final Smash with Zelda.