Yup, here we go. Four images of what appears to be the character select screen from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have surfaced online. Originating from a now deleted topic on 4chan, the images show a roster of 50 different characters, most of which are locked and hidden. The images are all off-screen and are taken at an angle. Take caution as we continue to look through this rumor.
In less than 24 hours since the images appeared online, the apparent leak has been debunked, confirmed, debunked again, re-debunked, and I’m sure someone has confirmed it once again. We are only a little over two weeks away from E3 2014, so you’re best bet is to sit tight and wait to see if this is the real deal.
Still, we know this is going to be a huge topic of discussion as we wait for the playable demos of the game at E3. Is that really Ridley to the left of Pit? Are we really getting 50 playable characters? What is the Color tab? How credible is this 4chan source, especially after the leak was deleted from the site? Does that one slightly off-colored pixel discredit the entire image? Time to discuss!
UPDATE: The above images are confirmed fake. The creator of the images admitted to his work being fake. Thank you, Toblet.