SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 9, 2005) - Global video games publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Pac-ManÂ®'s newest adventure will be available for the U.S. market in April 2005. Exclusively for the Nintendo DSTM, "Pac-PixTM" joins Namco's previously released DS titles - "Mr. DRILLERÂ® Drill SpiritsTM" and "Ridge RacerÂ® DS" - in an exciting new take on the classic franchise.
In "Pac-Pix," Namco's iconic hero finds himself facing off against his perennial foes - the Ghosts. With the aid of mysterious "Ghost Ink," a mischievous wizard has drawn meddling Ghosts from thin air. Armed with only his mighty Magic Pen, Pac-Man rushed to defeat the Ghosts and to lock them into a book. But in the process of turning them back into Ghost Ink, our hero finds himself trapped inside. Now, using the DS stylus, players must resume Pac-Man's quest by drawing him into life and directing his movements on the lower screen of the Nintendo DS.
"'Pac-Pix' gives players a completely new way to experience Pac-Man!" said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director with Namco Hometek Inc. "With the help of the Nintendo DS's stylus, players have full control of Pac-Man's every move and fate."
Combining exciting new technology and the timeless gameplay of one of the world's most beloved franchises, "Pac-Pix" promises to be a handheld game like no other and a must-have for Pac-Man fans. Players must draw multiple Pac-Mans in order to eat all the Ghosts - drawing a bigger Pac-Man allows him to take on bigger Ghosts. Or, the player can control Pac-Man's movements by drawing walls in his path to force him to change direction and hunt down the sneaky Ghosts. Players can also enjoy collecting hidden items along the way and unlock the ability to draw Ghost-shooting arrows and even bombs - the bigger the bomb, the bigger the blast!
For more information on "Pac Pix" for the Nintendo DS, please visit: www.namco.com
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: "TekkenÂ®," "SOULCALIBURÂ®," "Dead to RightsÂ®," "Pac-Man WorldTM," "Ridge RacerÂ®," "Time CrisisÂ®" and "ACECOMBATTM." For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
"TEKKENÂ®," "SOULCALIBURÂ®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "Ridge RacerÂ®," "Time CrisisÂ®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries. "Dead to RightsTM" is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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