Nintendo News: PAC-MAN Joins All-Star Cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  Nintendo News: PAC-MAN Joins All-Star Cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  and Nintendo 3DS

E3 Expo 2014

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- June 11, 2014

Four of the greatest icons in video game history are coming together for the
first time in one incredible game. At the E3 video game trade show in Los
Angeles, Nintendo revealed that PAC-MAN would be joining the cast of the
upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. The
addition of the NAMCO BANDAI icon brings together video game legends Mario,
Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and PAC-MAN in one game for the first time. The
foursome joins dozens of other characters in the game, which will launch for
Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3, and on Wii U during the 2014 holiday season.

At the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that PAC-MAN
would be joining the ...

At the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that PAC-MAN
would be joining the cast of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii
U and Nintendo 3DS systems. (Photo: Business Wire)

In the Super Smash Bros. games, PAC-MAN will generally maintain his humanoid
shape, but when using specific attack moves, PAC-MAN transforms into the
iconic yellow round shape he had in his arcade debut in 1980. He also has
trademark actions, such as throwing fruit or eating power pellets.

Super Smash Bros. developer Masahiro Sakurai also provided additional details
on game features that were first introduced in the Nintendo Digital Event.
Players can customize each character with 12 unique attacks and three kinds of
equipment that have various offensive, defensive and speed-enhancing skills.
Mii characters can be customized with martial arts, shooting or swordplay
skills. Players can essentially create and customize any Mii character they
want and set them fighting against classic video game characters or even one
another.

Mr. Sakurai also discussed how players can engage in battle against their
amiibo figures, team up with them in battles and customize their fighting
characteristics. The figures learn from each encounter, adopting more
sophisticated tactics with each level they gain – making them the next best
thing to human opponents.

Other highlights from Nintendo’s first day at E3 include:

  *Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament: Sixteen of the best Super Smash
    Bros. players from around the world battled one another in the first-ever
    public competition using Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Gonzalo Barrios, 19,
    of Chillán, Chile, took home top honors by defeating all opponents using
    Zero Suit Samus.
  *Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3: Members of Nintendo’s Treehouse team
    showcased a variety of upcoming Nintendo games during their all-day live
    broadcast. Developer Shigeru Miyamoto dropped by to talk about some of the
    games he has in development that use the Wii U GamePad controller in
    different and interesting ways. Viewers also got an exclusive look at the
    upcoming Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors game, including a stage based on
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The show also offered in-depth
    looks at Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker and Captain Toad:
    Treasure Tracker. Additional Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 content will be
    streamed throughout E3 at www.twitch.tv/nintendo.

To keep an eye on all of Nintendo’s activities, and to watch select clips from
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

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