With Smash Bros on 3DS only a matter of weeks away, leaks about it’s final roster were bound to spring up at some stage. It looks like these trickles of spoilery material have begun early, with pictures and video evidence appearing on the internet depicting new characters in action and a peep at the character select screen.
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Right then, these leaks potentially confirm the arrival of four all new characters. Bowser Jr, Shulk from the Xenoblade series, Dark Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising, and most bizarrely, the dog from Duck Hunt.
So far there are only alleged images of the foursome, though it seems that the Duck Hunt Dog fights while aided by the very ducks you’re trying to blast out of the sky in the classic NES game, while it seems logical that Dark Pit will play similarly to his heroic counterpart. However there is video evidence of Shulk and Bowser Jr in action. Shulk uses his mighty sword of anime trope to fight enemies, but Bowser Jr looks truly unique, flying about in his Koopa Copter vehicle from the New Super Mario Bros series while firing cannonballs and other gizmos at opponents.
A lot of returning characters were also seemingly confirmed. Dr Mario potentially makes a comeback, the good doctor missing out from Brawl after his appearance in Melee. It also seems that Wario, Ness, Jigglypuff, Game and Watch, ROB, Ganondorf and Falco have all made the cut and will be returning to fight another day.
Sounds like a pretty comprehensive roster if all this does turn out to be true. And this may not even be the final number. There still seems to be space in the character select screen for missing characters Wolf, Ice Climbers and Lucas, or indeed some additional newcomers who we have not been revealed. So keep calm Ridley fans, there’s still hope yet.
And what of Snake…Snake? SNNNNNAAAAKKKKKEEEE!