LOL! I blogged about this much to fans' dismay...

http://roabs.blogspot.com/2007/11/ness-is-gone.html

The DOJO makes it very clear that Ness is no longer in smash. However, I have seen fans so disgruntled by this that they actually questioned the English translation and started viewing the site's other languages for clarification. It is quite apparent at this point, though. Ness is not coming back.