One of the things players are eagerly looking forward to in the lead up to this December’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the identities of the characters in the game. Recently however, an inadvertent leak may have just revealed the upcoming game’s entire roster.
The “leak” in question comes from photos posted in the imageboard 4chan. The photos seem to be of some promotional artwork and material for the game that happens to show off characters that have not yet been announced for the game. The characters supposedly “revealed” by this leak are as follows.
- Shadow the Hedgehog (from Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Banjo-Kazooie (from Banjo-Kazooie)
- Isaac (from Golden Sun)
- Ken (from Street Fighter)
- Mach Rider (from Mach Rider)
- Geno (from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
- Chorus Kids (from Rhythm Heaven)
You can see them in this comparison of the game’s banners, including the “leaked” one, alongside the most recent one, and the one from E3 below.
In addition to these characters, artwork also appears of a previously unseen stage.
While the photos were posted anonymously, users were able to decode the blacked out name on the images. These names have since been traced to the LinkedIn profile of an account manager at Les Ateliers Marina, a French printing company who’s clients include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate developer Bandai Namco.
Of course, all of this information is unverified, and as such we suggest taking it all with a grain of salt. That said, interested players can check out more details on it, and how the supposed source was traced over in the thread on ResetEra.