The lights are on
It's been a long time since Pac-Man starred in a new game, but Namco Bandai believes the time is right. Today the publisher announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and 3DS.
The game ties in with an upcoming Disney XD series of the same name, in which Pac-Man is the last yellow Pacworlder and, as such, is the savior of his entire race. The plot sounds more serious than the trailer below would have us believe, especially since our hero apparently has a bottomless stomach.
The home console version is a 3D platformer, and the 3DS version will be a side-scrolling experience. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will only be coming to North American and Latin America, and Namco Bandai has no current plans to release the title elsewhere.
Look for the television show and the games this fall.
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Is that Pac-Man or the yellow M&M from the commercials?
I'll probably try renting this even if it turns out to be bad, because I love platformers that much.
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Ha I think it's safe to assume it won't be rated M. Although, an M rated Pac-Man game would be something.
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I love platformers and I love Pac-Man so I can get behind this.
I remember playing Pac-man world on the PSOne and being thoroughly confused. (I was four years old.)
After playing Pac Man Championship on XBL, I could never go back to playing a 3D Pac Man. SO much more fun to be had with the former.
I so want this!
They have always struggled to make Pac-Man relevant in the the modern age, and unfortunately, it doesn't look like this is going to change anything. The problem is that all newer attempts (aside from the wonderful Pac-Man Championship Edition DX) divorce Pac-Man from the style of play he is most known for and attempt to shoehorn him into newer genres without regard to what made Pac-Man addicting in the first place.
I don't much care for the redesign, but the game play looks fun.
I'm skeptical about this, but even if its good I don't like how they try to commercialize so much on the Pac-Man franchise. I mean, Pac Man is a game about a yellow hockey pock that eats pellets and has to avoid ghosts. Making a 3rd person game on it is like making a movie about Rock-paper-scisors, or tag. Oh, wait...
Yes! I love Pac-Man! Hopefully, this game will be just as good as or even better than the Pac-Man World series. I just loved that series on my XBOX! I'm definitely going to keep an eye on this and probably will buy both the Wii U and the 3DS version (I'll buy the 3DS version if it is different, though. It seems like it is different since it is a platformer compared to the console version.).
Looks promising, haven't had a great 3d platformer experience in awhile, Psychonauts was actually the last good platformer for me so yea, Namco please deliver the Pacman I'll be waiting hope it's great.
Very nice PS2 graphics...
I never realized how big Pac-Man's eyebrows were
If it plays anything like Pac-Man World 2 on PS2, I'll be playing this game for sure.
I am not a huge fan of his redesign. I prefer his classic black eyes, original boxing gloves, and classic red boots. I guess I would not be so worried about how the game turns out if it was not a tie in with the show.