PAC IS BACK TODAY AS PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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
Sydney, Australia – 28th November 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games is proud to announce that PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures is available at retailers today in Australia and New Zealand for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A separate 2D side-scrolling version of the game is also now available for the Nintendo 3DS system. The game is based on the original storyline from the hit animated series aired on Channel 11’s Toasted TV, produced by Avi Arad, the renowned Hollywood producer and founder of Marvel Studios. NAMCO BANDAI Games also distributes a range of collectible toys that are also based on the TV series. 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 Australia and New Zealand on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Nintendo 3DS™ system. For more information about PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures please visit http://www.PacIsBack.com.
Other exciting PAC-MAN titles, like PAC-MAN MUSEUM will also be coming to Europe and Australasia this winter 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
For more information on PAC-MAN titles, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com.au
For information on the range ofPAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures toys please visit: http://www.bandai.com.au/pac-man/
Click here to view the launch trailer for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_sM_9YNXBg