PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Announced For Release This Fall [Update]

By Ishaan . May 14, 2013 . 10:00am


Namco Bandai have announced a new 3D PAC-MAN game, titled PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Additionally, a side-scrolling version of the game is also headed to the Nintendo 3DS.


PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is based on an animated series of the same name, created and produced by Avi Arad, founder of Marvel Studios. It’s set to air on Disney XD. Here’s Namco Bandai’s summary of the game:


The game revolves around the vibrant universe of Pac-World, where Pacworlders lived in peace until the mischievous Netherworld ghosts, led by their wicked leader Betrayus, escaped from their ghoulish domain to forcibly take control of Pac-World. Pac-World’s only hope lies in the last surviving yellow Pacworlder, our hero with a voracious appetite.


Not only will PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures feature a revamped PAC-MAN universe, but it will also hearken back to PAC-MAN origins with classic elements such as Ghost encounters. The Ghost-chomping mechanics return from the original PAC-MAN but with exciting powered up variations in PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, creating an innovative yet familiar gameplay experience.


PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to North, Latin America, Europe and Australasia for Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Fall 2013. Namco Bandai say there are no plans to release these games in Japan as of now.


Update: Trailer added.


Console version screenshots:



Nintendo 3DS version screenshots:

  • That tongue just grabbed that ghost in the most peculiar place…

  • The game doesn’t look like something I would be interested in playing, but I’m looking forward to the show.

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    Well it doesn’t look awful but boy I am really getting a Kirby/Yoshi vibe from this and not sure if that a good thing or a bad thing. Well lets hope it better then all those other times they tried to change Pacman from the old arcades or given him a TV show.

    • ronin4life

      I was getting a Crash Bandicoot vibe off the 3ds one personally.

  • Eric Harris


  • It’s weird they decide to do a kid-oriented game for Pac-Man…
    I liked the old PSX Pac Man platformer, I wonder if this will be as good?

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Good thing Pacman keeps being the same unlike Bomberman

  • TheGunheart

    I just wish Patra could stick around. That was one of the cutest character designs ever…

  • Please play like Pac Man World.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Dear lord Namco, LET PAC-MAN DIE ALREADY! It’s not the 80s anymore, you’re essentially beating a dead horse that’s already been beaten so badly that whatever is left can’t even be considered a horse anymore.

    You have another mascot you were supposed to have replaced him with years ago anyway. You know, that kid with the floppy ears and the giant ring. Why not give him a new game instead? Yeah his series has never made huge sales figures, but neither has anything Pac-Man has been in recently. So why not spend money on the good series instead?

    • GH56734

      You might want to check Keroro 3rd and Keroro 4th for the Japanese Nintendo DS. It’s pretty much Klonoa with the SMB2 treatment.
      They seem to have given up completely on the series, not even doing a PSN re-release of the first two games, which is a shame, really.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Well Klonoa 1 is out on PS1 Classics, but there’s been no sign of Klonoa 2. It also remains to be seen if his GBA titles will be released for the Wii U Virtual Console.

        Outside of the webcomic on ShiftyLook Namco has completely turned their backs on him, which simply breaks my heart. Why even keep Hideo Yoshizawa around if they’re not going to let him make another game?

  • popyea

    oh man, the 3ds version looks so much better. They really screwed up his face in the console version.

  • Armane

    Ripping off Chameleon Twist is innovative now?

    • Spirit Macardi

      Now I want a new Chameleon Twist game x3;;;

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I don’t know why here but, i do seems to like the 3DS version more here rather than the consoles version.(Which is admit also happen for me for Sonic Generations here.T_T Where i love the 3DS version more than the console version.)

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