Nintendo still not bringing Mother 3 to America
Super Smash Bros. Brawl will feature another psychic character, this one named Lucas, from the Japan-only Game Boy Advance game Mother 3. The new character was announced by Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai; the included screens show Lucas using psychic powers similar to Ness, who appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the N64 and in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube.
Mother 3 was released in Japan last year; only its predecessor, Mother 2, was released in America, under the name Earthbound. So far, Sakurai has not commented on his website or elsewhere about the inclusion of Ness, the star of Mother 2, in the Wii version of Smash.