Pac-Man has been kicking it in the gaming world for 33 years now. Namco Bandai has recently announced that current platforms will be getting a new take on Pac-Man in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. Some of you might be familiar with the new design from the TV show that has already aired on Disney XD with some positive reception from the younger demographic. That is not saying all ages won’t enjoy the new endeavor.
In this new colorful action adventure, Pac-Man has a team of friends to share his journey with. The game has a villain called Betrayus, which is a fitting title it seems. Betrayus and the netherworld ghost have threatened Pac World and that is where you come in. This new vision is like nothing gamers have played before as far as Pac-Man goes, but the gameplay seems to have some good familiarities within it. Pac and his friends Spiral and Cylindria rise against the challenge of Betrayus with new power ups and even mini games that feature vehicles like the Cherry Copter. The game will also feature a new maze mode where up to 4 people can play either cooperatively or competitively.
Marvel Studio’s Avi Arad is creating and producing the animated series that inspired this game for a new generation of possible gamers. From the announcement trailer I spotted some nice touches as an older fan. ( Pac-Man shape out of sesame seeds on the burgers and the food he is after) The trailer can be seen below.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be available for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Steam on October 29th. The Nintendo 3DS version will be available a little bit later hitting shelves November 26th.
Does this style of game appeal to you or satisfy your Pac-Man needs? Change can be a good thing but sometimes it can be too different. Tell us in the comments below if you are going to team up with Spiral and Cylindria to stop Betrayus!