Super Smash Bros. characters leaked
The Rumor: A batch of allegedly leaked videos taken from the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS revealed the inclusion of several previously unconfirmed playable fighters. Among those leaked were: Bowser Jr., the dog from Duck Hunt, Wario, Mr. Game & Watch, Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, R.O.B., Ness and Dr. Mario. One leaker also claimed that Lucas, Star Wolf, Snake, Ice Climbers and Rhythm Heaven's Chorus Men, will be added via post-launch DLC, although no proof was provided.
Our Take: Xenoblade Chronicles protagonist Shulk was also among those leaked in the videos, before being officially confirmed by Nintendo in a Nintendo Direct broadcast on August 29. This, along with the seemingly unquestionable validity of the leaked footage (Nintendo has attempted, unsuccessfully, to have them all taken offline), means it's safe to assume these characters will be revealed in the next few weeks.