|[June 11, 2014]
Nintendo News: PAC-MAN Joins All-Star Cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
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 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 actons, such as throwing fruit or eating
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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