Today’s update looks short but sweet – Cuccos now appear on stage!
There’s no indication that picking up a Cucco will allow your character to glide through the air like so many incarnations of Link have done over the years, but Sakurai is keen to point out that you shouldn’t bully them in Smash Bros. Safe to assume that after a few hits, the classic Cucco Swarm will swoop in and attack the offender (and possibly his opponents). This update was on an Animal Crossing stage, so we know that this won’t be something unique to Legend of Zelda stages.
It might behoove strategic players to give a Cucco a few pokes so that any errant attack from his opponents will send the Swarm his way. Start planning!