So, I'm gonna give this analysis thing a shot. So as some, if not most of you are aware, that a very short clip of the Character Select screen, which showed us that there might be approximately 30 characters in total. So what does this tell us? Well, first off, the roster might be a little less enormous than we first expected...But, it also gives us three unrelieved characters to wonder about, so here's my take on it. Through numerous sources, including an in-game advertisement board, Birdo and Diddy Kong have basically been confirmed. This leaves us with one more unknown character, which is presumably the one in the corner. Now for this one, I have several theories to it: First: It would make sense that the last character in the roster would be our Mii, but I'll talk more about Mii in a bit. Second: There's no better spot for Bowser Jr. than alongside his siblings. (Yes, I know the whole deal with Miyamoto ruining our childhood beliefs the the Koopalings were Bowsers kids, but they still are to me! >:C) I think this would be the most logical choice. Third: It's a bit of a stretch, but there is a possibility that it could be another out-of-nowhere newcomer, which could be anyone! So now that the mystery spots have been analysed, It's time for some predictions! So at first when I was this, I was a little dissapointed (Which is pretty spoiled of me) that there would only be 6 more characters in this HUGE advancement in the Mario Kart series, one known for always having a broad cast of characters. But, if you take a good look at the roster, there's a space on the top and the bottom, that could leave room for maybe one or two more rows, so it's time to get predicting. First off, I'd like to say that one of the rows may be dedicated towards our Miis, since Mario Kart 7 did that, and it made it's somewhat shallow roster seem a little more complete. But if any of you have better ideas, then tell me about 'em! Now, for the second row, which would compose of six characters, I can see maybe three returning and three new characters. Now what I'm going to say is who I would like to see, but if you guys have your own opinions, please feel free to tell me who you're looking to see. 3 Returning: -Dry Bones -Petey Piranha -King Boo 3 Newcomers: -E. Gadd -Hammer Bro -Kamek So, that's all I really have to say about this topic. So please, if you liked what I've discussed and you have things you want to add, please, feel free to talk to me about it in the comments! I love to here the ideas of others, and who knows, some of you might have some better ideas than me! EDIT: So...The Direct happened, and I'm sorry to say that most of this speculation has been thrown out the window, and landed right into a pit of magma filled with lava-proof piranha... But hey, there's always DLC...Right..?