During the Nintendo Digital Event at E3 yesterday, Nintendo wasted no time announcing Miis to be playable in the upcoming brawler. You can import them from your console and pit yourself against Nintendo’s finest.
The Miis come in three possible catagories: Mii Brawler – an in-your-face fighter mostly specializing in hand to hand combat, Mii Gunner – whose attacks center mostly on projectiles and an arm cannon, and Mii Swordsman – who is a weapons specialist.
Each type has customizable special moves, with three choices for each special. Sakurai stated that the Miis have so much variety that they take up the space that normally nine characters would take up. He also stated that you could fight as any celebrity now and showed off Abraham Lincoln taking on Nintendo’s all-stars on Battlefield.
Initially I was slightly annoyed that the Miis took up nine places and that everyone would just be playing absurd Miis, but I have grown to like them and am now excited to try them out.
At the end to the Digital Event, Reggie stated that there was one more surprise waiting. A Smash Bros trailer proceeded to begin with a shot of Palutena looking over Pit and Link doing battle. She then intervenes and her moves are shown. She uses a variety of different moves that involve projectiles, reflecting, moving quickly, and more. The trailer showing Link and Pit’s battle was interestingly in an anime style. At the end of the trailer Dark Pit appears with Paletuna acknowledging him. It is unknown whether this will be a new fighter, assist trophy, or alternate skin for Pit, as it was in Brawl.
Finally, after the whole event, a trailer was released showing Mario, Sonic, and Mega Man in battle. A yellow dot then appeared and was revealed to be Pac-Man, in his three-dimensional version.
Pac-Man is so far the third third-party character to be in Super Smash Bros 4, and possibly the last. It shows him using a number of projectiles from his game as well as transforming to his classic self to chomp away at the characters. His final smash showed him turning into a giant version of his classic look and moving across the screen.
Since Namco-Bandai is working on the new Smash, it was highly likely in the first place that Pac-Man would get a spot on the roster. He was one of the most requested third-party characters to appear in Smash Bros 4, alongside Mega Man and Bomberman.
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