A starter character is a character who is already available for play immediately after turning the game on for the first time; the player does not have to unlock, challenge, or download that character in order for him or her to be selectable (as one must do to select unlockable characters and downloadable characters).
List of starter characters
The following characters appear as starter characters:
It has been teased in the E3 trailer that the starting roster may be small, possibly consisting of the eight starting fighters or twelve total fighters from the first Super Smash Bros., but the unlocking process has been "streamlined". The exact unlock details are currently unknown.
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