Popular Power Pellet-Eating Adventure Returns with a Collection of Classic PAC-MAN® Games this Year.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 11, 2013) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is bringing the legendary PAC-MAN® arcade gaming experience to the Americas in a sensational collection of PAC-MAN games in PAC-MAN MUSEUM. The exciting compilation is scheduled to launch in the winter 2013 as a digital download release for the Xbox 360®* games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, STEAM, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.
PAC-MAN, the yellow 80’s icon with a voracious appetite that has transcended generation upon generation of gamers, stars in this nostalgia-packed collection of games. In the game, players will need to skilfully dodge and juke troublesome ghosts while gobbling up all the pac-dots and power pellets lying in their path. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer arcade releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through 2008’s critically acclaimed PAC-MAN® Championship Edition™** and 2010’s arcade smash-hit PAC-MAN Battle Royale®.
PAC-MAN Battle Royale turns PAC-MAN’s classic pellet chomping gameplay on its head with multiplayer madness and will be available for consoles and STEAM for the very first time. The ghostly mayhem breaks out of the PAC-MAN formula and features an over-the-top experience for up to four players with each player controlling a PAC-MAN character to gobble up pellets, fruits and best of all… each other. Players will chomp their way to victory through fast-paced maze action with the constant threat of both ghosts and opposing PAC-MAN characters around every corner.
PAC-MAN also returns this late summer with a free title update for PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, STEAM and PC. PAC-MAN CE DX + upgrades one of 2010’s most celebrated downloadable titles with improved leaderboard functionality, in-game achievements and medals, as well as access to additional DLC mazes, music and graphics including classic DIG DUG® and RALLY-X® sprites. Players will chomp through bright neon mazes at blistering speeds in this modern update to the classic PAC-MAN gameplay.
“PAC-MAN is a video game icon that has impacted generations of fans all over the world, proudly boasting over three decades’ worth of highly rated arcade games,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “With PAC-MAN MUSEUM and PAC-MAN CE DX +, we’re presenting some of the most beloved PAC-MAN experiences to consoles and STEAM for the first time ever as well as creating a unique synergy of classic NAMCO BANDAI titles within the PAC-MAN experience; continuing our legacy of creating fun and fond memories of PAC-MAN for years to come.”
NAMCO BANDAI Games is celebrating the recent announcement of PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a special booth outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center‘s South Hall entrance. 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. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures the game will be available this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii U, and PC with an exclusive side-scrolling adventure for Nintendo 3DS.
PAC-MAN MUSEUM will be coming to North and Latin America in winter 2013 via digital download as an arcade game on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, STEAM, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a MSRP of $19.95. PAC-MAN CE DX + is scheduled for digital release in late summer 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, STEAM and PC. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s products please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com. To learn more about the PAC-MAN franchise, please visit the official PAC-MAN website at http://pacman.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pacman
**The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will not include PAC-MAN Championship Edition
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