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Tonight during a special Super Smash Bros. event at E3, Nintendo officially announced that Pac-Man will be a playable character in this year's Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS. This announcement comes on the same day that Nintendo revealed another new fighter for the game: Lady Palutena.
Some of his attacks including eating dots and throwing fruit. He can even transform into the "pizza" character style you see above for certain attacks. A trailer played during the event also showed Mr. Game & Watch, suggesting he might also appear in the game.
It was not a late decision to add Pac-Man to the mix, as game director Masahiro Sakurai explained during the presentation that the yellow chomper was planned to appear in the game from the onset of development.
Also during the presentation, Sakurai said the game's Mii Fighters can be customized however you want. He said you could design Mii Fighters to look like Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, actor Elijah Wood, or Abraham Lincoln.
In addition, Sakurai confirmed that the characters you create will transfer between the Wii U and 3DS versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game.
The presentation tonight also touched on Amiibo support for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game. All you need to do is tap your character on the GamePad and it will appear in the Wii U game. Your character will level up every time you use it, reaching a top level of 50.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was recently delayed, and will now launch on October 3. The Wii U version launches this holiday. During a Q&A session that followed, one fan asked Sakurai why the Wii U version is coming months after the 3DS iteration. He explained that the scope of the console version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game means it needs more time for debugging.