PARIS, FRANCE – May 14th 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is thrilled to announce that Pac is back! PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to Europe and Australasia this winter for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Built upon the timeless and wildly successful PAC-MAN™ legacy, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will boast an entirely new and exciting gaming adventure that is currently under development.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures follows the exciting storyline and charming characters from the highly anticipated PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios. The animated TV series, based on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ classic PAC-MAN property, will begin airing on Disney XD this summer. 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 an entirely 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.
“As one of the most iconic and popular video game character, PAC-MAN has virtually become the symbol of our company” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “As a wish to renew the PAC-MAN franchise and bring it to the new generation of gamers, we are proud to introduce a brand new concept in the PAC-MAN universe, with PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures”.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to Europe and Australasia for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii U this winter. A separate side-scrolling version of the game will also be available for the Nintendo 3DS™.
For more information about PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.eu
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
About Disney XD
Disney XD is an American digital cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company. Disney XD airs original Disney XD content, such as Zeke and Luther, Kickin' It, I'm in the Band, and Pair of Kings. The company also airs some of Disney Channel's most popular programming, including recent and archived original series, such as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as some made-for-TV movies. More information about the company and its programming can be found at http://disney.go.com/disneyxd/