Recently, the full line of playable characters has been revealed and confirmed for the upcoming Super Smash Bros 4. Here is a screenshot shown of who they will be.
These will be the playable characters as follows.
-Bowser Jr (it was mentioned that he will be also riding in a Koopa Clown Car, and that his "other colors" will actually be some of Bowser's Koopalings too)
-Mr Game and Watch
-Zelda/Sheik (you can now select which one you want to start the match as directly)
-Samus Aran/Zero Suit (you can now select which one you want to start the match as directly)
-Little Mac (from Punch-Out)
-Charizard (not Pokémon Trainer this time, just Charizard)
-Duck Hunt Dog
-Animal Crossing Villager
-Captain Olimar and Pikmin
-Wii Fit Trainer
-Mii Fighters (it's mentioned that their design is actually taken directly from any Mii's you have stored on your Wii U)
-Shulk (from Xenoblade)
-Sonic The Hedgehog
Some characters will not be returning though, including The Ice Climbers, Solid Snake, Wolf O'Donnel, and Lucas.
For my stance on this, I'm okay with this lineup. I really like how characters like Shulk, Megaman, and Palutena are going to be in this. I've never played Xenoblade Chronicles before, but after seeing what Shulk is like, I really want to check out the series now too. I'm not really mad or anything about the characters who will not be in it. I never really cared for Ice Climbers, and Wolf, although awesome, didn't really seem like returning character material.
There's some I have problems with though. Dark Pitt seems a bit redundant, and would've worked better as an other color of Pitt himself. Same goes with Dr. Mario, whom I thought was removed from Super Smash Bros Brawl for a similar reason, and it seems strange to have him come back all of a sudden.
Nevertheless, I am still hyped about the game. I wonder what the Adventure Mode will be like? Revenge of the Subspace Emissary anyone?