It appears our iconic pellet chomping hero, Pac-Man, is returning to gamers later this year in “PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures”. The game will be a 3D platformer (similar to the Pac-Man World games, if you remember playing those on PS1, PS2, GameCube and Xbox) and is based on the new animated TV series that’s coming to Disney XD this summer. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be releasing for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and 3DS consoles. The 3DS version will be a completely different experience, being strictly a side-scroller. Namco released a trailer, alongside some screenshots, for the upcoming game so take a look! Being a fan of Pac-Man World 2, I personally have this game on my radar for the Fall.
Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is thrilled to announce that Pac is back! PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to North America this winter for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Built upon the timeless and wildly successful PAC-MAN™legacy, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will boast an entirely new and exciting gaming adventure that is currently under development.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures follows the exciting storyline and charming characters from the highly anticipated PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios. The animated TV series, based on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ classic PAC-MAN property, will begin airing on Disney XD this summer. The game revolves around the vibrant universe of Pac-World, where Pacworlders lived in peace until the mischievous Netherworld ghosts, led by their wicked leader Betrayus, escaped from their ghoulish domain to forcibly take control of Pac-World. Pac-World’s only hope lies in the last surviving yellow Pacworlder, our hero with a voracious appetite.
Not only will PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures feature an entirely revamped PAC-MAN universe, but it will also hearken back to PAC-MAN origins with classic elements such as Ghost encounters. The Ghost-chomping mechanics return from the original PAC-MAN but with exciting powered up variations in PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, creating an innovative yet familiar gameplay experience.
“The PAC-MAN franchise has touched millions of gamers and non-gamers since its humble beginnings more than 30 years ago,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Sales at NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “With its long-standing history, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures emerges as a new and reimagined PAC-MAN universe that still retains classic gameplay elements that will appeal to a whole new generation of gamers.”
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii U this winter. A separate side-scrolling version of the game will also be available for the Nintendo 3DS™.