(Can't believe I got the jump on this!)
Well here you have it folks! We all knew Ness was in, but this pic is just pure badassery!!
And then the one we were all questioning about returning is HERE!
Oh, and that's not all! Here's one more beauty for you all!
And last but not least, a new vid (possibly the game's intro?)!
EDIT: CONFIRMATION THAT MARTH AND NESS
IS NOT AN EMISSARY ASSIST CHARACTER!
This image matches up with the previously shown leaked vid of the starting roster, so I am inclined to believe it This also confirms the return of the dark menu background! Perhaps you can customize that option (I always loved Melee's dark background)?
When you compare these two, they match up VERY well. Also note that this roster mockup was made LONG before today's developments. This may be the final roster. And yes, there are some moved to different spots, but that happened in Melee as well. Characters move around when new ones are unlocked. This follows up with the 35-character roster as well.
LUIGI!!! I am inclined to believe this because it matches up with the old leaked roster vid.
EDIT: Replaced the Olimar Kirby pic with the unshoop'd pic.
ZOMG FINAL CUTSCENE SCREEN!!!!
NEGATIVE NANCY: No Capt. to be seen??? Also, they COULD just be Emissary assists and not playable in the main game (didn't include that a sec ago because I wanted to get this post out quickly XP)
Capcom and Squeenix are not listed in the credits and therefore, they are not in Brawl. Also, there will most likely not be another 3rd party character for Brawl as there is not another big 3rd party one listed here. ALTHOUGH they COULD do another one from Sega or Konami, but that would debunk the roster shot above.
EDIT: Okay, DanielMachine
just brought up a great point. Apparently, Sega and Konami may only be in the credits shown above because they are shown in the intro vid. He says that INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS wasn't in the credits until Marth was unlocked, so it's possible that those characters will be unlocked later. HOWEVER. This still conflicts with the roster mock-up shown above.