PAC IS BACK TODAY AS PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES LAUNCHES IN THE UK
PAC-MAN® Returns in a 3D Adventure to Entertain a Whole New Generation of Fans in a Bustling World with New Powers and Zany Friends
To celebrate the launch of PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures, the PAC himself has travelled all the way from PacWorld and landed in the UK to help spread the word and brighten up our weekend!
The world’s most famous video gaming icon wasn’t content with his game being the only thing to brighten up our lives – he took it upon himself to splash a bit of sunshine yellow all over London, quite literally!
The people of London, famous landmarks and public transport all got to experience the joy of PAC-MAN and with these photos serving as conclusive proof of the PAC’s recent visit, it’s safe to say that the Pac is back!
Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is proud to announce that PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures is available at retailers today in the UK for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, STEAM, and Wii U™ from Nintendo. A separate 2D side-scrolling version of the game is also available for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. The game is based on the original storyline from the hit animated series aired on Disney XD, produced by Avi Arad, the renowned Hollywood producer and founder of Marvel Studios. In PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures our favorite yellow chomping machine with an insatiable appetite becomes the unlikely hero destined to save PacWorld from the evil plots of Betrayus and his Netherworld ghosts!
The modern makeover of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ beloved PAC-MAN property immerses players in a wacky world of new adventures while still harkening to classic PAC-MAN gameplay elements such as chomping ghosts. Not only will Pac still be devouring scared blue ghosts in PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, he will also have to face various types of Netherworld ghosts that will prove to be a challenge for the yellow youngster. In the fight for freedom and the future of PacWorld, Pac will need to rely on an extensive menu of Power Berries that bestow Pac with unique power-ups that allow him to either burn or freeze ghosts, bounce around like a rubber ball, barrel through levels as a spinning top or even mow down ghosts as a giant granite ball. Each power up changes the way players can attack or move across various terrains, bringing new and exciting gameplay challenges for players to master.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures twists the rules of PAC-MAN by letting gamers take on the role of the four mischievous ghosts—Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde—in an all-new exciting multiplayer mode. The re-imagined maze mode allows gamers and up to three of their friends to play competitively to see who can catch PAC-MAN first as the elusive yellow PacWorlder darts around intricate mazes. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will also contain unlockable classic 2D arcade-style mini games featuring new Pac vehicles such as the Cherry Copter and Pineapple Tank.
“Pac-Man, as one of the most iconic video game character, turned into quite a social phenomenon through the years as it expanded into merchandise and TV, becoming a real and powerful brand” said Mathieu Piau, EMEA Marketing Director for NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “Pac is now finally back with PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures that brings the franchise beyond its historical boundaries through a great video game experience that will delight kids and fans of all ages and transcend the fun of its eponymous TV series.”
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is now available in the UK on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, STEAM and Wii U™. A separate 2D side-scrolling version of the game is now also available for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. For more information about PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures please visit http://www.PacIsBack.eu.
Other exciting PAC-MAN titles, like PAC-MAN MUSEUM have also launched recently in the UK via digital download on Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network and Steam. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION DX+ is already available for download on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, Steam and Windows® 8.