Sakurai was considering cutting Pac-Man from Smash altogether if Namco made him use the 'Ghostly Adventures' design. pic.twitter.com/RSM7Cj9p4b
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) June 27, 2015
Pac-man is an iconic video gaming character, but Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai was seriously considering dropping him from the game unless Namco let him use the old-school design for the character. Presumably Bandai Namco initially wanted Sakurai to use their updated 3D design from Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, but he wasn’t interested in using that.
Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and Takamaru64