A massive, reported leak of the full Super Smash Bros. 4 roster has gained legitimacy with a video showing three characters in action.
Keep in mind that if you’d rather wait for Nintendo to officially reveal these characters, this article does contain some spoilers. Ok? Alright. Earlier this month, a full, leaked roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title was doing the rounds on the internet. Smash Bros. roster leaks have been a thing since Melee, so we understandably took it with a grain of salt. But now, someone has gone and uploaded video proof of three of the characters from the leak, causing us to reconsider the initial leak.
The video to the right shows Bowser Jr., Gannondorf, and Shulk (of Xenoblade fame) in two, full rounds of the game. At this point, it would be incredibly hard to dispute the legitimacy of these three characters, as they certainly appear to be fully-fleshed out playable characters in the game.
The fact that these three characters have been confirmed, and that two of them are quite obscure (Bowser Jr. and Shulk), means that the full leaked roster we saw may just be the real thing. Along with Bowser Jr., Shulk and Gannondorf, the leaked roster confirmed returning fighters Wario, Jigglypuff, Mr. Game and Watch and Falco, and newcomers Duck Hunt Dog, Dark Pit (Pit Clone), and Dr. Mario.
The leaker also stated that Snake, Ice Climbers, Lucas, and Wolf will be added to the game as post-launch DLC.
Nintendo is pulling these videos off the internet as fast as folks can upload them, so I’m not sure how long the video to the right will remain available.