SPOILER RUMOR: Super Smash Bros. Roster Leaked

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Last week, rumours were flying around the internet of the potential final roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U. It had appeared that someone had leaked the roster by taking screenshots of the completed game. Since then there has been a huge online debate over its legitimacy.

Well, it seems the rumours were true as someone else has just leaked video footage of the game in motion. One of the character’s that has made their way into the world of Super Smash Bros. is Xenoblade Chronicles very own Shulk.

Check out the rather blurry evidence below:
(NOTE: The videos have been taken down from YouTube)

Other characters from the leak also show the following newcomers:

  • Bowser Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Dark Pit
  • Duck Hunt Dog
Super Smash Bros.

Jigglypuff, Ness, Mr. Game and Watch, R.O.B, Falco and Ganondorf also return.

What do you think? Are you happy with this roster? Do you think there are even more characters coming? Let us know in the comments below.


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  • Josh S.

    I can only be happy with this roster when Ness or Ridley graces it. However, if Bowser Jr. turns out to be real, I will be very happy. Not so much about Duck Hunt Dog…

    • Brittan Allen

      Um, Ness is right next to Captain Falcon…

    • Pedro Rosas

      The videos show Bowser Jr. and he is honestly way better than expected, I’m hyped about him

  • Rob Kneisler

    Ness is right there. In plain view.

    • Josh S.

      Oh. So he is. I obviously need more coffee and better glasses XD Still, I want Ridley. But if I squint at Bowser Jr., he might suffice 😉

  • Yiger

    Snake? Snake??? Snaaakkeeeeeee!!

  • Anthony Yousef


    • Aerokii

      Monado, LEND ME YOUR POWER! -cue “Those who bear their name”-

  • Pedro Rosas

    I have info in that there is 3 characters missing and for what I know 2 of them are newcomers while the third one is hinting for Mewtwo being back

    • Josh S.

      But do we need two versions of Lucario? I mean, unless Mewtwo comes back with epic new moves… I hope Ganondorf has great custom moves that use his sword and magic as well…

    • Tyler Lubben

      I don’t consider Lucario a clone of Mewtwo. Just because Aura Sphere and Shadow Ball are KIND of similar doesn’t really make them clones. Aside from that, they’re still totally unique to each other in their other moves, and how they play.

    • dubaloseven

      Mewtwo and Lucario have one move in common. Lucario is much more of a brawler than Mewtwo, his recovery isn’t near as good, and has a counter as oppose to Mewtwo’s stun move.

      I actually really prefer Lucario over Mewtwo, but I like them both.

  • SunShine

    The videos look more like Modded Brawl than anything we’ve seen of the new game. Especially the videos claiming to confirm Bowser Jr, those are on Brawl’s version of Battlefield, not the new one we’ve seen multiple times.
    And the roster still strikes me as false just because of the placement of Lucina/Dark Pit/Dr. Mario. Smash games have always had characters from the same franchise close to each other, so why would those three be shunted so far away?

    I really, REALLY want Shulk, and I’m still confident he has a pretty good chance, but this hardly convinces me.

  • sergio

    As soon as I saw Shulk, I called BS. I mean come on, everyone and their mom is crying for him to be in the roster and all the sudden, bam.

    • Thomas

      Wouldn’t that be a fantastic reason to add him? Sakurai has shown to listen to his fans. ***also Nintendo has removed the video for a reason. Unless there is something behind that, for example they did it as a misdirection. Although I highly doubt it!

  • Max465

    For me it doesn’t matter how legitimate this roster is. I will never accept it. Even if the game comes out and it gets proven that this is the roster/


    Because the fact that Dr. Mario made it back in yet Wolf and Lucas, who were by far better clones than Dr. Mario, didn’t? No. That’s not fucking okay. I DON’T EVEN LIKE LUCAS AND WOLF!! BUT DR. FUCKING MARIO??? SERIOUSLY??

    • Lucas is my main! If Dr. Mario makes it in instead of him… then that sucks! At least I’ll still have Ness…

  • Ross MacPherson

    I don’t see cards for the Mii characters. I thought we had Swordfighter/Brawler/Blaster types. Shouldn’t there be spots for a Mii fighter?

    • Aerokii

      Huh, great catch! I hadn’t noticed that. It’s possible that “Mii” wasn’t included in this build due to its highly customizable nature, but it certainly casts added doubt to this. Still though, even if it is a hoax… I’m impressed!

    • Thomas

      It has been shown to be on a separate menu. You would need to turn on the customizing thingy.

    • Aerokii

      Curious- I hadn’t seen that. I’ll do some looking- thanks!

  • Koohii Twowii

    As Much as I like some of this too be real…..I call it fake as……..
    There is no “Mii” !!!
    It can’t be the ? as that should be random

  • Duck Hunt dog? I doubt that.

    • Tyler Lubben

      Who can say? When I saw the leaked Melee roster, I figured it HAD to be fake. “Who the heck are Marth and Roy? Mr. Game and Watch? No way…” Then when Brawl rolled around, “ROB? Toon Link? Fake!”

  • Ryan_oprainfall

    The videos are down now.

  • Vinicius

    The best part abou Shulk in Smash, is that he will probably have an Amibo, and since I wanted some miniature from xenoblade since day one, two birds with one stone.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      Great point!

  • Zack Sueiro

    Where the actual f*ck is Isaac.

    • Thomas

      DLS most likely.

    • Thomas

      DLC*** woops xD

    • Vinicius

      As a Assist Trophy.

  • dubaloseven

    Wow this roster is bad. As in it’s complete and total garbage. The original 12 returning and Shulk are the only good discoveries from this.

    As much as I love him and was looking forward to playing as him, Shulk isn’t worth enduring Pac-Man, Mii Fighters, Duck Hunt Dog, Dr. Mario, and the removal of Ice Climbers‏.

  • Josh S.

    I’m calling it now – Rosalina and Luma are gonna be a much better duo than Ice Climbers ever were. Also, this list is fantastic. Especially Bowser Jr. I am more hyped for Smash Bros than ever before!

  • John Wayne Gacy


  • Ronny Candelaria

    Nintendo always keeps characters of the same franchendise together in the roster. Dark pit and pit are way separated, along with Lucina and Marth. It’s fake, really fake. Also the videos are of SSBB mods, you can see that the moves are copies of moves from other characters. You may also verify that it’s not the new Super Smash Bros because the new animations for attacks are missing, which grow flashier and more colorful the more percentage an enemy hit has; right now the animations are the same no matter what the percentage is or how far you go into the video.

    • I love how so many people got proven wrong as they tried so hard to prove the leak fake.

      SSBB mods, lol.