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RUMOUR | Super Smash Bros roster gets seriously leaked, Nintendo reportedly swing the axe

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Matt Gardner
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RUMOUR | Super Smash Bros roster gets seriously leaked, Nintendo reportedly swing the axe

Over the weekend, a fairly complete-looking roster of Super Smash Bros was leaked onto the internet via some screenshots and some rather legit videos (courtesy of NeoGAF) showing off the unlocked character selection screen and showcasing some of these characters in action.

In the interests of let everyone decide for themselves, we've hidden the images below the jump, and you can have a gander if you're up for some spoilery goodness.

RUMOUR | Super Smash Bros roster gets seriously leaked, Nintendo reportedly swing the axe

The alleged roster contains a number of new fighters such as Bowser Jr., the dog from Duck Hunt and Shulk from the Xenogears series, and returning characters yet to be announced by Nintendo like Ness and Dr Mario.

Amongst other things, the videos displayed Bowser Jr and Shulk showing off their moves, with the latter squaring up to the as-yet-unannounced returning villain, Ganondorf. They've since been taken down from YouTube, presumably nixed with a swift copyright strike, so here's a vid of Jon sucking at the game instead for the moment.

 

A total of five videos were posted up to the account of YouTube user Izat True, which had no other account activity, with the player name showing "ESRB0083", suggesting that the footage came from a build of the game intended for the Entertainment Software Ratings Board -- the company that assigns ratings out in the US.

Another report out of NeoGAF (via GoNintendo) suggests that the leaker has been found, was an employee of NoA rather than the ESRB, has been fired, and is being sued by Nintendo. Apparently they also have a copy of the final version of Super Smash Bros for 3DS in their possession.

RUMOUR | Super Smash Bros roster gets seriously leaked, Nintendo reportedly swing the axe

But probably not for long.

No Ice Climbers, though, that's a shame.

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