French gaming website, Live Wii has revealed that Masashiro Sakurai has announced new playable characters for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as a few who are going away.

New characters avalible on Super Smash Bros. Brawl include Ridley (famous rival of Samus of the Metroid series), Bowser Junior, and the cel shaded link from the Wind Waker. Characters that will be going away are Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch, and the young version of link.

Ice Climbers and Mr. Game & Watch were obviously not that favored by fans, so they were taken out and replaced by Pit of Kid Icarus glory to represent the old school character. As for young Link: He will be replaced by Wind Waker Link, so there isn't much of a difference.

It has also been confirmed that there will be 40 characters in this Super Smash Bros. game, which nearly twice as much as before.

[via translate.google.com]