NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES PAC-MAN MUSEUM™ LAUNCHES ON PLAYSTATION NETWORK, XBOX LIVE, AND STEAM THIS WEEK
February 25, 2014

Jump into the Maze Mayhem with PAC-MAN’s Greatest Hits throughout the Years

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 25, 2014) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announces that PAC-MAN MUSEUM is available in the Americas as a digital download for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and will be available tomorrow, February 26th, on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and STEAM® for PC. Additionally, the endearing Ms. PAC-MAN will be offered as free promotional add-on content for a limited time.

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The iconic yellow PAC-MAN has led a long legacy of providing sensational arcade entertainment for multiple generations, and the eternal race through ghost and pellet-ridden mazes continues to this day. PAC-MAN MUSEUM features a comprehensive collection of nine classic PAC-MAN titles ranging from the early 1980’s retro games to newer smash-hits such as the critically acclaimed PAC-MAN® Championship Edition™* and PAC-MAN Battle Royale®.

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PAC-MAN Battle Royale brings the multiplayer madness from the arcades into living rooms as it debuts on consoles today for the very first time. The gameplay takes the classic PAC-MAN formula and turns it on its head as players compete against up to three friends with each player controlling a PAC-MAN character to frantically gobble up pac-dots, fruits and each other! Players will chomp their way through fast-paced maze action with the potential threat of both ghosts and opposing Pac-Men at every twist and turn to see who will be the last PAC-MAN standing.

 

PAC-MAN is one of the most classic and recognizable video game characters in the world today,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “With PAC-MAN MUSEUM, gamers of all generations can play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble 1980’s beginnings through 2010’s PAC-MAN Battle Royale.”

                              

PAC-MAN MUSEUM is available in the Americas via digital download on the PlayStation®Network and will be available on Xbox Live and STEAM tomorrow, February 26th. PAC-MAN MUSEUM has a MSRP of $19.99 and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB. Ms. PAC-MAN will be free promotional add-on content until March 31st and will become $4.99 after that date. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s products please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com. To learn more about the PAC-MAN franchise, please visit the official PAC-MAN website at http://pacman.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pacman

 

*The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will not include PAC-MAN Championship Edition

 

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  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.com or www.facebook.com/namco

 

 

PAC-MAN® & © 1980 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

© 2013 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

PAC-MAN MUSEUM™ & © 2013 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

PAC-MAN® Championship Edition™ & © 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

PAC-MAN Battle Royale® & © 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

 

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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