New Challenger: Pac-Man Joins Super Smash Bros. Roster

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Warning! New Challenger Approaching!

Warning! New challenger approaching! At the Electronic Gaming Expo (E3) 2014, Nintendo confirmed suspicions surrounding the possibility of a new character. Excited Super Smash Bros. fans everywhere nervously clamored in elation, desperately awaiting Nintendo’s highly anticipated reveal. I’ll give you a hint: it’s yellow, circular, wears boxing gloves, and represents an era of classic arcade games. Beware ghosts and pellets it’s official:Pac-Man is now a playable character on the Super Smash Bros. crew. Fighting alongside other classic characters such as Link, Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong and Yoshi, Pac-Man wields an interesting array of powers, particularly the ability to throw fruits, eat pellets, and terrorize anything in its path.

Don’t let Pac-Man’s good-natured vibe fool you, he’s ready to brawl! In the official gameplay trailer, Pac-Man is able-bodied enough to fight beside Super Smash Bros. veteran characters Mega Man, Princess Peach, and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Masahiro Sakurai, director of Super Smash Bros. and creator of Kirby was mentioned in an official tweet by Nintendo America, describing Pac-Man’s addition to the SSB family.

Nintendo America tweeted, “Pac-Man joins the battle!” Another tweet read “Mr. Sakurai and some others from Nintendo battle it out using Pac-Man, Mega Man, Mario and Sonic! Who will be victorious?”

Welcome home Pac-Man.

Don’t Forget About Lady Palutena

Before Pac-Man, there was talk about introducing Lady Palutena, a beautiful goddess and female version of Link as a playable character. Lady Palutena, too, joins the Super Smash Bros. roster.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U Release Dates

Despite the hype around another installment of the ever-so-popular Super Smash Bros. series, release dates continue to fluctuate. Originally believed to be released this summer, the Nintendo 3DS version has been pushed back to October 3rd. Similarly, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available during holiday season instead of February 2015. Regardless of changing release dates, Nintendo can expect a roar of sales considering Super Smash Bros. is an instant favorite. By placing modern characters side by side classic videogame characters, gamers encounter a colorful realm consisting of upgraded graphics and groundbreaking gameplay.

Super Smash Bros: A Brief History

In 1999 a new gaming experience was born, allowing gamers to choose some of their favorite characters to fight in worlds only possible by an imaginative mind. Super Smash Bros. sold over 1 million copies on the Nintendo 64 and a few years later, Super Smash Bros. Melee was available on the Nintendo GameCube. After a seven year hiatus and a new Nintendo gaming console, the Nintendo Wii had its own SSB version, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is very promising. Unlike previous SSB installments, this version is produced in an era of technological advancement known for creating a standard of gaming like no other.

Other New Features

On top of an all-star roster, Super Smash Bros. also introduces a variety of ways to play. For starters, players can import their Miis into the game. Each Mii has an option of playing under three categories: swordfighter, gunner, or brawler.