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Pac-Man announced for new Super Smash Bros., Mr. Game and Watch shown as well

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • June 10, 2014 at 8:36 p.m. PDT

Updated: We've added a trailer for Pac-Man into this story, along with multiple images, and clarified Mr. Game and Watch's appearance.

Masahiro Sakurai revealed Pac-Man as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. games at a round table meeting.

While Mr. Game and Watch is shown as well, it's unknown at this time if he'll be a playable fighter, or was simply making cameo in the trailer.

Pac-Man can throw fruit and eat dots, and he has a lot of goofy animations. Plus, he has a move where he uses the ghosts, and another involving a fire hydrant. Kicks and punches are his basic attacks, though.



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Source: Nintendo World Report. Trailer heads up from HmpLghtng.

Comments

Jookey said on June 10, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

PAC IS BACK

#1
SirKortland said on June 10, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

YAY!

#2
DMAN367 said on June 10, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

Was obvious because they teamed up with Bandi Namco

#3
Gotomaster said on June 10, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

All 4 video game legends under one game. Now I am hyped.

#4
Ninjagoon said on June 10, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.

Clash of the titans!

#5
jme said on June 10, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.

Haha I remember when mewtwo and Game and watch were the last 2 character everyone gets in Melee.

I played Melee for about 2 straight months thinking I unlocked all the characters then BOOM out comes mewtwo.

#6
Ozyroth said on June 10, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

We need footage!!!! AHHHH hefhekdvkhgnbofdmn

#7
Dedemaru said on June 10, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.

Why didn't they play reveal trailers at the end of the invitational??

#8
NyuBomber said on June 10, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.

It's a flat world, we're all just taking up space with our third dimension.

Pac and G-Dub are coming to shave off a few inches.

#9
KiD_LupE said on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.

Thats what I was waiting for too, kinda disappointed they didn't show us that

#10
msdrakegx said on June 10, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

Not impressed at all but I'll save the criticism until we actually see the guy in action. If they thought of a creative moveset he could be interesting

#11
NyuBomber said on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.

Quotes from presser event: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/fe...

"PacMan turns into an 8-bit version. he is normally like the PacMan World version"

"PacMan throws fruit and eats PacDots"

"PacMan looks fun to play as. lots of goofy animations. Sakurai started the match by taunting as PacMan"

"Pacmay have a triple up bmove."

"Seems to have an attack where he uses the ghosts, throws fruit, and even places a fire hydrant on the ground."

#12
EagleBirdMan said on June 10, 2014 at 7:39 p.m.

Pac-Man. I knew it was coming but I was hoping to god that this wasn't going to happen. =_= Crud.

#13
KingKong said on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

"He can throw fruit and eat dots"

Wow, now THAT sounds dangerous

#14
NyuBomber said on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.

With those two powers, he fights ghosts.

Luigi needs a vacuum to do that.

Better waka-waka-watch yourself.

#15
Ketchup17 said on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

Mario, Sonic, Megaman, & Pacman.. the 4 biggest character in gaming history on one roster? No words.. just happiness :D

#16
GVGguy said on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

Oh god, it's gonna be Pacman vs Megaman all over again...

#17
Paradonyx said on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

YES!!!!!!

Move over Wii Fit Trainer!!!

#18
ZDH513 said on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

Where is captain falcon :(

#19
NyuBomber said on June 10, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

But Nintendo is doing it right.

They're doing it right... ;-;

#20
ArkticDark said on June 10, 2014 at 7:48 p.m.

Mario vs Sonic vs Megaman vs Pacman

All Mothaloven Day SON!!!!

#21
SnakeX said on June 10, 2014 at 7:48 p.m.

Considering Bandai-Namco's involvement in the development of the game, Pac-Man's inclusion was practically guaranteed from the start.

Weird that they didn't show reveal trailers for these two yet though.

#22
Kid_Kuma said on June 10, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.

Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.

#23
Cammystrike said on June 10, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.

uh oh, he can eat dots, it's a wrap now. Nah Pac sounds awesome though, I can't wait to see what they do with his stage.

#24
Darc_Requiem said on June 10, 2014 at 7:56 p.m.

That has to be the most epic crossover battle of all time.

#25
theshredder39 said on June 10, 2014 at 7:58 p.m.

DIG DUG granted he's a summon but that's good enough for me, I friggin love Dig Dug.

Pac-Man appearing is cool too, it's funny they reveal him with Game & Watch too since those two along with Mario are some of the most historical video game characters.

#26
LightSpdAeon said on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.

I've wanted pacman for so long. Now where's Bomberman?

#27
twan526 said on June 10, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

i don't play this but i know its hype for those that do. no hate here

#28
jadeguy said on June 10, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

Take My Money Now Sakurai! This was always my wish: Mario, Sonic, Megaman, And Pac-Man in one game!.

#29
Tsevin said on June 10, 2014 at 8:11 p.m.

"Sakurai points out some chars are better suited for 2 vs 4 player and with or without items. Sakurai considers smash a party game."

"Q:online was broken in Brawl. How ensuring online experience will be good this time?

A: Sakurai believe he gave players too much choice in Brawl online."

Just throwing that out there for the people who keep expecting this to be any different from brawl. I'm sure it'll be fun to play for a month or so though.

#30
theshredder39 said on June 10, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.

Don't get greedy now lol.

#31
SmokeRulz said on June 10, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Mario. Sonic. Megaman. Pac-Man.

How can you NOT be hyped?

Also: "Neal Ronaghan: Sakurai believe he gave players too much choice in Brawl online. seems to have misunderstood intent of question."

Nice job, #30, for leaving out that last part, showing Sakurai made a mistake and misunderstood the question.

"Neal Ronaghan: In new game, they are giving more solidified options. Its tough to keep all 4 players synced up. Sakurai says to try to get strongest WiFi connection possible."

"Michael "TYP" Cole: With brawl the players could set up everything, with freedom. But we learned that some folks team up or play differently, making it difficult for all to enjoy. There is a reporting system. As far as technical connection issues, we're still working on it. They use async communication in Mario Kart and other games to improve this, but that doesn't work well for fighting games. So there is cascading failure, especially for four players. That is why they ask people to have the best communication system available (eg a LAN adapter)"

There's some more.

#32
StarWolf27 said on June 10, 2014 at 8:23 p.m.

Welp, there goes my dream of getting Lloyd Irving from symphonia. I have to be honest, i didn't want to see any of these characters at all especially game and watch and i guess Pac man couldn't be helped. I'll just wait to see him play

#33
twan526 said on June 10, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.

just make sure it works. i tried 3 smash bros disks in my original wii and i can't play it no more. i paid 50 for a game they told me it couldn't work cause its a thick disk

#34
Burning_Typhoon said on June 10, 2014 at 8:29 p.m.

lol... people getting hyped for pac-man.

#35
Catalyst said on June 10, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

Getting conflicting reports if Mr. Game and Watch is playable or not. Some say he is, some say he isn't, so I've changed the story to reflect that.

#36
Gorehound said on June 10, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

Screw all of your Pacmans!

Mr. Game and Watch is BACK!!!

#37
HmpLghtng said on June 10, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.
#38
AlphaLegend said on June 10, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.

Bomberman would be nice...but I think Nintendo should save him for the next Smash Bros Game! But I really think that their is still one more 3rd party character left that will be announced at the last minute? I think the final reveal will be Bayonetta in September?! Its just a guess.

#39
vega4liv said on June 10, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

I'm loving all the new characters but I hope they leave some secret characters to unlock

#40
SteelDragonFist said on June 10, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.

PAC MAN, SONIC, MARIO, and MEGA MAN!! Four legendary video game icons going to war! OH FREAKIN' YES!!

#41
EagleBirdMan said on June 10, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

That...okay now I actually am liking this. :D

#42
Lavama said on June 10, 2014 at 8:54 p.m.

All that can be said is he's been heavily teased.

#43
Wintry said on June 10, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.

I'm happy they went with classic Pac-Man and not that crappy redesign I saw on TV. Pac-Man World forever!

#44
Yung said on June 10, 2014 at 9:03 p.m.

Wow, Pacman, Sonic AND Megaman on Smash ? I guess the trinity of dead franchises is finally together.

#45
akillyz said on June 10, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

Most. obvious. final. smash. ever.

Everyone turns blue and dies in one hit.

#46
sidney_E said on June 10, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.

I hate Pac-Man's modern look

#47
daisetsu said on June 10, 2014 at 9:20 p.m.

im freaking conflicted now...i plan to get a PS4 since eventually most next gen fighting games are there, but ... this really something i'd like to play now. can't have both wii u and ps4 unfortunately

#48
AugustAPC said on June 10, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Pac-Man and Sonic are hardly dead. Sonic has a f*cking feature film and a television show coming up, as well as multiple games. And if you're gonna say his games suck, I'd encourage you to remember Geneartions and Colors, which are awesome games. Sonic 4 was pretty decent too. I have yet to play Lost World.

Pac-Man has seen several releases recently that have been critically acclaimed.

Regardless, I think he looks awesome in the game. I can't wait to play with him.

#49
RandomSelectMaster said on June 10, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Awesome to see some of the most popular video icons in one game! Good job Nintendo.

#50
BunnyBoy said on June 10, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

As a Pac-Man fanboy, I feel like I'm in heaven right now.

#51
AugustAPC said on June 10, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.

I feel for you. If I were you, I'd buy a PS4 and then save up for a Wii-U. There's just so many games on the Wii-U that are amazing to ignore the system, IMO.

You'll likely be able to find deals on the Wii-U in the future. The way I financed my consoles, was by trading in old games that I'd find at garage sales for dirt cheap to my local retro game store. This way I was able to buy a PS4 for around $80 and afford my Xbox One and Wii-U much easier.

#52
cadnexus said on June 10, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.

Wut the......Pac Man is in, I was once joking for him to get in,now it's a reality. This game is going to sell like CRAZY!!!! Man, this tempts me to get a Wii U now

Edit, they also done him better than SFxT

#53
SummerUndercover said on June 10, 2014 at 9:40 p.m.

Pac-Man looks really really good. I'm very impressed with Nintendo. So many awesome reveals.

#54
Lemres said on June 10, 2014 at 10:10 p.m.

Heavily teased definitely describes Game and Watch but I'm sure he'll be playable. I love that Pac-man uses Galaga and Ghosts as attacks and in 2-D form. Yo I can't wait for this!

#55
Snow said on June 10, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.

Ya not surprised Nintendo STILL can't figure out how the internet works.
Between that and the whole WiiU "multiscreen" thing its like their research teams don't bother looking at anything outside of Japan.

#56
AgntOrnge said on June 10, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.

-Scott pilgrim.

In case anyone out there didn't know

#57
xianmsg said on June 10, 2014 at 11:21 p.m.

Wow melee looks so fun!!

#58
DrDivekick said on June 10, 2014 at 11:27 p.m.

Mr. Game and Watch...
I wait for your arrival with open arms

#59
Lainensis said on June 10, 2014 at 11:56 p.m.

PAC ATTACK

#60
resolvedcomplexities said on June 11, 2014 at 12:37 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#61
Yung said on June 11, 2014 at 12:53 a.m.

Regardind Sonic, I mean dead in the sense that the games, and the whole "name" in general changed a lot from what it once was. Not saying it sucks, but Sonic def changed a lot through out the years. The games, and even the character, if it wasn't for the design, would be unrecognizable.

And don't even try to defend Pacman u_u. What was the last time you heard of a Pacman game ? I know there's A LOT of Pacman games that came out on the last decade (hell, there was a Pacman game that came out last year !), but ... yeah.

#62
Check895 said on June 11, 2014 at 1:14 a.m.

I couldn't care less. Still, my boy Little Mac will kill 'em all. : D

#63
Gogashi said on June 11, 2014 at 1:51 a.m.

I hope this means Shulk will be announced soon as well, since it seem's that guy who posted the leaked characters has been damn accurate so far, got my fingers crossed to see Shulk announced soon.

#64
COREY_1993 said on June 11, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

the main rivals of the early 90s and 80s lol... pac man vs megaman and mario vs sonic, weird the are all in the same game XD. all we need is a sony character lol. imagine spyro or crash in the gmae XD

#65
renegade89 said on June 11, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.

yeah, I too was hoping that either Lloyd or Yuri (given his appearance in Project x Zone) would make it in. Alas, doesn't seem to be the case. Hopefully Chrom, from Fire Emblem Awakening makes it

#66
Him said on June 11, 2014 at 2:50 a.m.

nintendo wins.

#67
JiCi said on June 11, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

Oh the sweet irony that 2 of the guest characters from SFxT are now in a fighting game that people will actually care about XD

#68
suicidali said on June 11, 2014 at 4:18 a.m.

I'm so stoked that Pacman's in the game. I figured it was pretty much inevitable, but it's good to see him confirmed.

I'm also really glad that they didn't go with his current re-design for his look. That would have been terrible.

#69
disp said on June 11, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.

waka waka.

#70
jaycee00 said on June 11, 2014 at 4:53 a.m.

EVERY NEW CHARACTER LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

#71
MarthFE said on June 11, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.

Hopefully there's no issues like there were with umvc3 and sg, cause that will suck...

#72
SirRetro08 said on June 11, 2014 at 5:20 a.m.

As a 90's kid, I would've never believed this day would've come.

#73
xShonuffx said on June 11, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.

Smash just stole all of Ultra SFIV's thunder this week.

#74
xShonuffx said on June 11, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.

You know I forgot they were in SFxT. The irony that they are well received in this game over SFxT.

#75
JiCi said on June 11, 2014 at 6:25 a.m.

1) Making them Sony-exclusive was pretty stupid
2) Making them extremely weak was pretty stupid
3) Making them insulting to the source materials was pretty stupid

#76
Wardog said on June 11, 2014 at 6:47 a.m.

Now all they need to do is make a two version bundles...

1. The first bundle will be a custom smash made system & controller with the game.

2. Will be like the first one but also comes with the adapter & controller.

Then bring it out close to the holiday... and you're welcome Nintendo.lol

Which they'll probably do anyways.

#77
danny2times said on June 11, 2014 at 7:15 a.m.

Granted street fighter had its oddball character designs, but no way do I think a little yellow round thing stuffed inside a wooden exoskeleton fits in anywhere street fighter.
This game is built around these goofy mascot types so I can see why they'd be received well, its the norm in smash.

I agree that they shouldn't have been console exclusive,I think that way they could've made them viable.
I'm pretty interested in this game for 3ds.

#78
ThaBigDaddyCMaster said on June 11, 2014 at 7:51 a.m.

PacMan vs Kirby has always been a dream match of mine. :)

#79
learis1 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:26 a.m.

What the puck are you talking about?

#80
danny2times said on June 11, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.

Yeah wtp? He's outta his pucking mind I tell ya!

#81
Wardog said on June 11, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.

Hey, 80 & 81... both of ya'll calm the Puck down!lol

I really need to watch my Pucking mouth. OK, I stop.lol

#82
cdborrego said on June 11, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.

Pac-Man, Sonic, Mario, MegaMan, Kirby... This is truly the most epic crossover battle of all time, epic battle !!!!

Pac-Man is comming !!!

#83
Wardog said on June 11, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.

Yeah, I agree.

I wish I was in doc brown shoes right now and go back in time to tell my past self this incredible news.lol

My past self would probably act like Cartman when he was trying to tell his past self some news, but he was acting like a butt hole.lol

#84
old_school_rival said on June 11, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.

Pac Man, nice another reason to buy this game.

#85
Gurpwnder said on June 11, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.

I'd like to point this out as a missed opportunity from the Smash team:

Attack trails exist now, as you can all see in the image with Mario, Pacman, Sonic and Megaman.

I see this as a HUGE missed opportunity to highlight Marth's tipper VS sourspot range for his sword slices. Could help beginner Marth players see his best ranges and help Marth players of all skill levels.

Anyone agree?

#86
courte said on June 11, 2014 at 9:53 p.m.

I feel like there needs to be three versions of this game. One to appease the masses and one with a legit roster. And by one I mean two for all that tales and shulk nonsense. Sorry just how I feel about those characters. I personally put them leagues above Nintendo made characters who are admittedly relics but can make for interesting smash characters like mach rider or sports daisy. Apologies for offending you if I'm not down for team Lloyd. There was a tales of vs. I'm not saying it's easy to ape this formula but it might not be so hard if others debs just stop messing around and ape the formula. Yes i'd buy any companies versions of a smash hame if only it were smash. Not all stars, not tales vs, not blade warriors. Fuuk your original ideas. Copy the king. It works: prints money

#87


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