Namco Bandai has announced… drumroll… a new PAC-MAN game, but not quite as you know it. Newly announced PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will follow the storyline and characters from the animated PAC-MAN series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios.
The animated TV series, based on 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.
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be coming to Europe and Australasia for the Xbox 360 this Fall.