By Samuel North / May 15th, 2013
One of the oldest video game mascots is returning with a new 3D platforming game. Titled Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, developer Namco Bandai announced this new entry to the Pac-Man franchise for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii U in the Fall of 2013. Fans of Pac-Man can also get their fever back on the Nintendo 3DS as well, in a side-scrolling version that was announced in tandem with the new 3D title.
Check out the press release below (note: the press release is European specific).
PARIS, FRANCE – May 14th 2013 – 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 Europe and Australasia 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.
“As one of the most iconic and popular video game character, PAC-MAN has virtually become the symbol of our company” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “As a wish to renew the PAC-MANfranchise and bring it to the new generation of gamers, we are proud to introduce a brand new concept in the PAC-MAN universe, with PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures”.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to Europe and Australasia 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™.
For more information about PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, please visit: http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/
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