BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and SEGA Networks, Inc. have announced that the legendary video game heroes PAC-MAN and Sonic the Hedgehog will be featured in each other’s games. PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN will join Sonic Dash whilst everyone’s favorite hedgehog speeds into PAC-MAN on iOS and Android. To celebrate Sonic Dash’s five year anniversary, the two mobile apps will feature each visitor as playable characters in addition to all-new unlockable content. This special promotional crossover event will run, dash and chomp from the 20th February through to the 20th March in Sonic Dash and PAC-MAN.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s longtime nemesis Dr. Eggman is at it again! Spurned by being left out of Sonic Dash’s fifth year anniversary party, the evil villain conspires with BASH the Ghost to exact revenge in Sonic Dash. Seeing their friend in distress, PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN enter the game to help. Simultaneously, Dr. Eggman has kidnapped Sonic’s animal friends and the world’s fastest hedgehog must enter PAC-MAN’s mazes in order to save them.
In Sonic Dash players can run as PAC-MAN or Ms. PAC-MAN. Competing in four alternating one-week special character events, players can collect Power Pellets as they race to the finish line or face off against Bash the Ghost in an all-new boss battle. Players who collect enough of PAC-MAN’s classic fruits, bells and keys during the event are able to permanently earn those characters!
Just as PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN enter Sonic Dash to help their friend, Sonic speeds into the PAC-MAN mobile game world to save his kidnapped animal buddies. Players entering during the limited time event will play as Sonic as he dashes through a revamped maze styled as the classic Green Hill Zone collecting rings and boosting through Moto Bugs. The update also features six unique stages and free Sonic tournaments. Players who take part in the epic mash-up from the 20th February to the 20th March can unlock the Sonic Maze content in PAC-MAN forever. After this period elapses, the Maze will no longer be unlockable.
“We’re excited to host PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN in Sonic Dash in celebration of the game’s five year anniversary,” said Chris Southall, Head of Studio at SEGA HARDlight. “We know fans will be delighted with the result, a special event that brings two iconic video game universes together for the very first time on mobile in a speed-packed experience.”
“PAC-MAN and Sonic the Hedgehog have proven to be some of the most enduring heroes in video game history, and seeing each of these characters in these new universes helps remind us why we fell in love with them in the first place,” says Kazunori Goka, Chief PAC-MAN Officer at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “We hope that Sonic fans and PAC-MAN fans alike will enjoy seeing their favorite characters take on new challenges and try their best, all for the sake of friendship.”
PAC-MAN and Sonic Dash are available as free downloads for Android devices on Google Play and the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad. Crossover content will be included as part of a free, limited-time update to PAC-MAN starting today until Tuesday, 20th March.