- Nintendo Direct feed is coming on January 31st, the anniversary of Brawl‘s JP release.
- Little Mac and Takamaru were two of the first newcomers chosen, representing the East and the West.
- K. Rool will be playable, featuring a redesign of the character put forth by Retro Studios. (Could a new Donkey KongCountry be on the way?)
- Ridley will be playable, featuring his “evolution” from Other M. He and K. Rool were chosen due to high demand.
- Shulk, Ghirahim, and Dillon are planned to be included in the roster, but these decisions are not finalized
- Platinum Games wants to include a character, but no decisions have been made yet. Characters from The Wonderful 101 look more likely than Bayonetta.
- A new Yoshi character to be introduced will be playable, likely to originate from Yoshi Land Wii U.
- Starship Mario, Pushmo Park, Cookie Country (Kirby), and Giant Chasm (BW2) will all be featured stages.