Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Waka Wakaing To Windows 8

By Spencer . November 13, 2012 . 1:42am

If you don’t have Pac-Man Championship Edition DX for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 you can get it for PC. Namco Bandai will release Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on the Windows 8 app store. Well, at least in Japan where the game will cost 750 yen ($9.50).


Pac-Man Championship Edition DX for Windows 8 will be available later this month.

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  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Yuhuuuuu. Shiny Shiny Pacman.^_^

  • KiTA

    Ah, but will it be available for standard Windows?  How about Steam?  Or GOG?  Or hell, even Desura?

    I mean, there has to be SOME store out there that people actually use, rather than the Windows 8 App Store.  How much did Microsoft pay Namco for this, anyway?

    • CirnoLakes

      Yeah, the Windows store doesn’t sound too interesting. Having it on things like Steam, GamersGate, or the other digital distribution services would be much better than the Microsoft variety.

      Even on Steam I’ve seen several Japanese gamers and there’s even a Japanese language group on Steam Greenlight. So there’s definitely something in putting it available on Steam. And at least GamersGate or Desura would be preferable to just a Microsoft Store.

    • malek86

      They obviously have some exclusivity deal. It’s not like they said “oh, let’s just publish it on the Windows Store because we’ll probably sell more if we don’t put it anywhere else”. That said, it’s not guaranteed that it won’t eventually come somewhere else.

      As for the Windows Store, I wouldn’t mind it (frankly I don’t care about all the controversy that has been going around with Valve and indie developers), but it has one huge problem: apps can only be installed in the primary hard drive. For me, with my 60GB SSD with just Windows and a few important programs, that’s a big no. Unless they update it to let you install apps in the secondary HDD, I can’t (and won’t) get anything from the Store.

      Seriously, that was a big oversight by MS. Otherwise the system itself is great, it’s much faster than W8 and much more reactive.

  • CirnoLakes

    Haha, oh that’s interesting. I made this recommendation just the other day in my “games you wish Bandai Namco would bring to the PC and Steam.”

    Great news. Funny that I actually predicted it when I meant that thread as more of a wish list rather that “something likely to happen”(and judging from the response, most people took it as a prediction), it ended up being a prediction anyway. I’m surprised. Very happily surprised.

    This is undeniably the best version of the original Pac-Man ever. And I certainly want it on my Steam. Great, great news.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      PC AND Steam? Did Steam somehow become it’s own hardware while I wasn’t looking?

      In any case, while I don’t really care about Steam, I would love to see this game come out on GOG.

      • CirnoLakes

        No, but it is the most popular and successful distributor for PC software.

        • Tom_Phoenix

          That still doesn’t make it it’s own platform…

          • CirnoLakes

            But I never even said anything to so much as remotely imply that Steam was its own platform.

            Being in the PC does not mean that something is on Steam. And putting an ‘and’ there does not mean the two are separated and that Steam is a different platform than Steam. It’s just like how you can say that something is on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Network, which doesn’t imply that the PlayStation Network is its own platform.

            Saying “the PC and Steam” or “the PC and Good old Games” will always be valid as long as there are PC games that don’t exist on Steam(or Good old Games). As being on the PC does not necessarily mean that something is on Steam(or GoG).

            As someone who is fluent in the English language, I’m surprised you don’t know this common usage of the word and. Or perhaps you’re nitpicking me over something that isn’t even a fault in usage of the English language. And I don’t understand why.

            In any case, I will continue to make statements like “the PC and Steam” in the future because it is correct English and does not imply what you think it does.

  • TrevHead

    Im avoiding Win 8 and it’s app store like the plague but this is a really good game.

    • CirnoLakes

      I’d assume that if something is compatible with Windows 8, it will also be compatible with Windows 7. I haven’t played a single Vista game that wasn’t compatible with Windows 7 or the reverse.

      And I think that Windows is overall becoming better with backwards compatibility, not less.

      • malek86

        Not necessarily, some games can only work on Windows 8, such as Skull of the Shogun. Presumably that’s because they’ll use DX11.1, or because they are only distributed via the Store. They are rare tho.

        That said, I agree that for recent games, pretty much anything that worked on Windows 7 will work Windows 8.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Meh, I guess it’s at least nice to see Namco branching out into PC releases… Next time though, how about releasing something awesome to PC like a Tales game? Or better yet, a port of a Klonoa game!

    … I know, never gonna’ happen…

    • CirnoLakes

      I know, right?;_;

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I loved this version of Pac-man, I got it like 2years ago on the ps3.
    All of those ghosts. 

  • zero110100

    Why not for Vita?

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