Masahiro Sakurai revealed the process behind bringing back fan favorite characters that were once playable in the Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Brothers title coming up. When asked about including past playable characters:
“I can answer that: no. We don’t have the time to fully recreate every single character who’s been in Smash Bros at this point.”
“Adding new characters is not a simple addition – it’s really multiplication. The amount of work, adding a character is multiplied and becomes bigger and bigger as you go. We can’t because of the amount of work it takes. However, I do believe I understand that each character has its own set of fans out there who really like that character.”
“So we’re not going to cut characters out of the way, we’re going to put in as many characters as we can, we really want to do that, because it’s good for the fans and good for all of us. But in the event that we do have to cut some characters, I’d like to apologise in advance to those fans.
As bad as that might be think about it like this the original 12:
They make the way back that's a no brainer guys and other favorites including Ike, Marth, Peach are in the strong running so no need to worry, on the controversial subject on DLC Nintendo might do free updates and character DLC... for free is the real question though.
Hope this still stands even now as the topic grows closer to salvation or absolute controversy.