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



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.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.