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.  Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com, a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please contact Deanna Avila at 213-438-8742 or davila@golinharris.com. Users can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site’s RSS feed.  Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140610006870/en/  Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50884124&lang=en  Contact:  GolinHarris Rich George, 415-318-4342 rgeorge@golinharris.com or Kristie Tomkins, 213-438-8830 ktomkins@golinharris.com  
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