[Update] Nintendo Reveals Amiibos and New Super Smash Bros Details!

[Editor’s Update: Nintendo dropped the details on another new challenger coming to Super Smash Bros in the form of Pac-Man.  This means that Sonic, Mario, and Pac-Man can battle it out in the match your childhood self has dreamed off.  Official information below:

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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.

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 actions, such as throwing fruit or eating power pellets.

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At today’s E3 Nintendo revealed interactive figures called Amiibo are scheduled to arrive this year. The figures can be used with multiple Nintendo games for the Wii U and 3DS. What’s more, Amiibos are not limited to interacting with games, they will have their own unique mini games on the Wii U gamepad controller.

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“Nintendo has always represented a unique source of video game entertainment for the widest range of gamers.

We create timeless games with twists and turns that provide hours of enjoyment for fans of all ages, and this year with the introduction of amiibo, we’re pushing the creative envelope forward in compelling new ways.”

The first game to support Amiibo will be Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, the latest installation in the fantastic fighting franchise. The game will include new characters, items and arenas, with Amiibos set to add a different dynamic to gameplay. Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros is due to be released on the 3DS on October the third, with the Wii U version reaching us later in the holiday season.

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Other Amiibo compatible games will include  Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with undoubtedly more on the way!

Nintendo will release Amiibo later this year with around 10 figures. In the released image we can see eight: Princess Peach, Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer and the villager from Animal Crossing. More Amiibo figures are expected to be released around fall 2015.

There is possibly no better time to own a Wii U, with the recent release of Mario Kart 8, a superb game, followed by exciting news such as this it would be a shame to miss out.

It looks like the next few years will be exciting for Nintendo and their fans. It makes you wonder, what else do they have up their sleeves?