Posted on January 24, 2008,

Leaked Smash Bros Brawl Screen Unveils Final Roster?


Sure, it’s probably fake, but one can hope. gameonnintendo has two screens purportedly showing off the final character selection screen from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, showcasing a grand total of 44 characters. Only 25 characters have been confirmed to this point, and while we’d expect some to remain secret, 19 more characters seems like quite a stretch.

While it looks authentic enough, Bowser’s name being “Koopa” doesn’t seem right – or is my memory failing, and was that his name in Melee, as well?

And if it does turn out to be a fake, then I’m sincerely disappointed in the creator’s overlooking Tom Nook from Animal Crossing. You do not screw with that man.

Raccoon. Whatever.

via CVG

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27 Comments on Leaked Smash Bros Brawl Screen Unveils Final Roster?


On January 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm


That’s awesome!
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Is Smash Bros Brawl available in Canada yet? Can’t wait to see it!


On January 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Maybe Bowser’s name in Japan is Koopa? It could be the whole M. Bison, Vega, & Balrog debacle all over again!


On January 24, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Is that Batman in between Ness and Falcon? Or are my eyes deceiving me…if character EVAR


On January 24, 2008 at 3:32 pm

You’ve never changed the language of the game on Super Smash Bros. Melee? In the Japanese version, Bowser is indeed Koopa, Jigglypuff is Purin, and I believe there are some other differences. Someone else, confirm this! I don’t have my Gamecube anymore, but I had a Japanese exchange student and we played on the Japanese language version. (It just changes text, and the above names)


On January 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm

(Go to the options menu)


On January 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Koopa is right, as is jigglypuff.

One contradiction is marth, who should be “Mars”

Most sites have already come to the conclusion it is a fake.


On January 24, 2008 at 3:56 pm

this is legit in melee if you change you language to japaese bowsers name changes to koopa and jigglypuff is perin the announcer will even say “KOOPA” or “PERIN”


On January 24, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Looks good but i think it is a fake considering that some of the character’s pics are bad quality compared to some and the new characters. If this is real then nintendo added some lame news players.


On January 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm

oh and the icon of the pokemon trainer has charizrds wing in the back so whoever made this just took what he/she wanted from the original screen.
so this must be a fake


On January 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

its fake young link looks 2-D and same as marth and the girlnext to him (sorry i don’t know what game she is in, sorry) and they have to be 3-D but the only charater thats 2-D is mr game & watch, but pretty nice looks good

Garrett Johnson

On January 24, 2008 at 8:26 pm

this is a fake, Ashley was already confirmed as an Assist Trophy, so it is photoshopped. I know that lucario jigglypuff and ness are in for sure, but the others could be fake


On January 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

This was proven false long ago.. sorry.
Ashley appears on the warioware stage and has been confirmed NOt PLAYABLE.
Zelda & Olimars picture is incorrect, a real “starting” roster showed this, that starting roster was proven to be real.
Some of the characters are drawn, which proves that fake also.
Lucario’s pic is wrong, but he was confirmed.
Luigi’s pic is from Mario Galaxy.
The black character (not G&W) next to Cptn. Falcon has an old pic from a differen’t game (same goes for the captain himself).
Mewtwo’s image is ugly.
DarkSamus image is from Metroid Prime 3.
Bowser Jr. has an old old old pic.
Many characters have old old old pics.
Young links icon is a manual drawing.


On January 24, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Yeah, this is definately fake. edracon knows his ……. This is actually a pretty old fake, it’s been around awhile and have already been proven a fake. If you want some real answers go to…….


On January 25, 2008 at 1:56 am

ok… 1) He IS Koopa in Japan. Watch the gameplay videos you stupid, stupid noobs.
2) Zero Suit isnt on here? 3) Sheik isnt on here? Hmmmn. Both of these characters were confirmed as being CHOOSABLE characters, not just transform characters.

i mean come on… how can you people possibly be missing ANNOUNCED characters? are you all braindead?


On January 25, 2008 at 1:58 am

oh.. and to Court… no if you want REAL answers. Go to the website the SAKURAI made.

Sakurai actually updates that site, unlike all those fansites


On January 25, 2008 at 11:19 am

Bowser in japan is known and king koopa or koopa king and no its not batman its some other character from F zero i believe this would be an amazing roster but i think Geno from Mario RPG should be in this game he is an awsome character nintendo should make Mario RPG 2 and a new Donkey Kong country but no like the new ones konga stuff im talking like the one they made for nintendo 64 that was a sweet game


On January 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I hope this isn’t fake…


On January 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm

but if it isn’t fake that would be awsome but if it is than that would just suck!


On January 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm


Whoa, buddy. Before you start calling people noobs, you should know your facts. YES, both Zero-Suit Samus and Sheik have been announced, but they are not technically choosable characters. Sheik, as in Melee, was just Zelda transformed with down B, and Samus changes into Zero-Suit Samus after her final smash, therefore they wouldn’t be on the select screen.

And have some manners, .


On January 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Better resolution picture, in english, feasible characters, all pictures of characters check out okay…
Could still be a fake, but seems likely not to be.


On January 28, 2008 at 6:16 pm

dizzle’s pic is fake just look at marth… comeon
the other one is fake too…
in the select screen there should be a picture of sheik in zelda’s square…


On January 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm

man it would be so awesome if they would have included isaac from GS =(


On January 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm

:shock: is this real? Please say this is real :!: :!:


On January 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

nah, it’s fake.


On January 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

all the art style for the officially announced characters can be found on the website which could support the opinion that it’s a fake image

however, many many moons ago it was already announced in france by sakurai that baby bowser with his paint brush, ridley, and cel-link would be in the game…to support that theory i advise you all to look at the announced isle delfino stage as well as the norfair stage and ridley bossmusic being announced

Lucario as well as ness and jiggles’s return was unofficially announced through one of their videos explaining sticker use but of course nintendo realized what they were doing and changed the video on us

as for for celda and the rest of the characters, all i can say is that there are not enough new series characters for this to be completely legit but then again i dont know jack


On February 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

fake there is no random button but i wish it was true because it has MIDNA :grin:


On February 2, 2008 at 2:24 pm

35 characters that pic is fake, although i wish it was real. Watch this video for all characters