First appeared: Pac-Man (1980)
We start with the most obvious one, Namco's happy, yellow, circular mascot Pac-Man. One of the most well-known characters in the world, Pac is synonymous with gaming to an entire generation. Though known for his arcade classic, he's also starred in dozens of other games for Namco, including the Pac-Man World platformers, kart racers and party games. He earned his spot on the roster a long time ago, and that's FINALLY becoming a reality.
It's enough of a treat to see Pac-Man, Sonic, and Mega Man all appear together in the same game, but Pac-Man also looks pretty fun to play too. His design is based on his older look (no kiddie redesign here), and he has multiple moves that change him into his more round look. Additionally, Pac-Man has multiple attacks that reference Namco classics like DigDug and Galaga. Honestly, the roster feels much more complete now that this little devil is back.