Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS: the roster so far

Last updated 9/12/2014. The initial roster is now complete!

Nintendo has no shortage of characters to choose from for its upcoming Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS. At E3, the company focused on the new characters being added to the fourth Smash Bros game: the hilarious Wii Fit Trainer, Capcom mascot Mega Man, and the Villager from Animal Crossing.

However, there are a number of other returning characters from previous games. By perusing all the screnshots and videos released thus far, here's who we've discovered:

Smash Bros Character List (complete):

  • Mario from the Super Mario series
  • Luigi from the Super Mario series
  • Bowser from the Super Mario series
  • Bowser Jr. from the Super Mario series (Koopalings available as alternate skins) (Unlockable)
  • Peach from the Super Mario series
  • New: Rosalina and Luma from the Super Mario series
  • Yoshi from the Super Mario and Yoshi's Island series
  • Wario from the Super Mario and Wario Ware series (Unlockable)
  • Dr. Mario from the Dr. Mario series (Unlockable)
  • Link from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Toon Link from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Sheik from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Ganondorf from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Samus Aran from the Metroid series
  • Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid series
  • Pikachu from the Pokemon series
  • Lucario from the Pokemon series
  • Charizard from the Pokemon series
  • New: Greninja from the Pokemon series
  • Jigglypuff from the Pokemon series (Unlockable)
  • Kirby from the Kirby series
  • King Dedede from the Kirby series
  • Metaknight from the Kirby series
  • Donkey Kong from the Donkey Kong series
  • Diddy Kong from the Donkey Kong series
  • Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series
  • Falco Lombardi from the Star Fox series (Unlockable)
  • Pit from the Kid Icarus series
  • New: Palutena from the Kid Icarus series
  • New: Dark Pit from the Kid Icarus series (Unlockable)
  • Captain Olimar from the Pikmin series (Alph available as alternate skin)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series
  • Ike from the Fire Emblem series
  • Marth from the Fire Emblem series
  • New: Lucina from the Fire Emblem series (Unlockable)
  • New: Robin from the Fire Emblem series
  • Captain Falcon from the F-Zero series
  • Ness from the Mother/Earthbound series (Unlockable)
  • R.O.B. from the original NES era of peripherals (Unlockable)
  • New: Mega Man from the Mega Man series
  • New: Wii Fit Trainer from the Wii Fit series
  • New: The Villager from the Animal Crossing series
  • New: Little Mac from the Punch-Out!! series
  • New: Pac-Man from the Pac-Man series
  • New: Mii Fighters from the Miiverse
  • New: Shulk from the Xenoblade series
  • New: Duck Hunt Dog from the Duck Hunt series (Unlockable)
  • Mr. Game & Watch from the Game & Watch handheld series (Unlockable)
  • R.O.B. from the original NES era of peripherals (Unlockable)

Watch this eight minute overview from the game's director, Masahiro Sakurai, in order to see many of these characters in action: