Yes, that’s the (very blurry) final Super Smash Bros. Brawl roster, fresh from some kind Japanese player’s digital camera; no Photoshopped fakes here. As you can no doubt see, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Falco, Ness, Gannondorf, Jigglypuff, Marth, and Game & Watch have all returned from Melee, despite never being officially revealed by the Smash Bros. DOJO. The game’s four new unlockable characters are Wolf from the Star Fox series, Lucario from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, NES peripheral R.O.B., and Wind Waker’s Cel-shaded Link, who replaces Young Link. Sadly, Dr. Mario, Mewto, Pichu, and Roy didn’t make the cut. All told, the game features 35 playable characters, 14 of which are new to the series.
Brawl doesn’t arrive in stores until March 9 in the United States, while Europe still doesn’t have an official release date. We’re just over a month away here, and somehow knowing the final roster just makes the wait all the more grueling. In the mean time, devour this epic NeoGAF thread, which includes all the information listed here as well as tidbits about new levels, items, and single player modes. I’ll see you online on March 9; I’ll be the R.O.B. player that kicking your ass.