Happy Birthday Pac-Man! One of the original videogame icons is turning the ripe old age of 36 this year, and Bandai Namco is celebrating by releasing console and PC versions of the Hipster Whale-developed PAC-MAN 256.
We definitely love us some Pac-Man (which isn't much of a stretch considering a few of the editor avatars on this site), so even though it 's a mobile to console port, it should be a super fun entry in the series and very much worth playing.
The console and PC versions will not be free to download, but will include local multiplayer, 10 themes and some social sharing features. Compared to the touchscreen controls, playing the game with a proper digital controller will probably be a treat also.
Have a look at the trailer and some screens below.
Pac-Man 256 Announce trailer for PS4, Xbox One, PC:
Pac-Man 256 screens for PS4, Xbox One, PC:
Read on for Bandai Namco's announcement too.
It’s hard to believe that our favorite 80’s arcade icon is now 36 years old, but age has not slowed PAC down one bit. After a wild weekend celebrating his 36th birthday (May 22); PAC is back, staring in new action-packed videogames!
To kick things off, the hit mobile game, PAC-MAN 256, will be coming to consoles and PCs on June 21st for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through STEAM. PAC-MAN 256 gives fans the ability to play the award winning mobile game on consoles with new exclusive features. In addition to social sharing capabilities and 10 unlocked themes from the mobile game, players will be able to play with up to four of their friends via the local co-op multiplayer mode. Players will have to work together to eat all of the Pac-Dots & Power Pellets, while escaping the notorious clutches of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
PAC-MAN fans will also be pleased to learn that the infamous “256 Glitch” from the mobile version of PAC-MAN 256 will be in the console version alongside other crazy power-ups! Lastly, to further celebrate PAC-MAN’s 36th birthday, our free mobile PAC-MAN titles (PAC-MAN, PAC-MAN Puzzle Tour, and PAC-MAN 256) will feature all new birthday tournaments, maze packs, and birthday discounts! Fans can also find PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN, and other arcade-classics now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through STEAM as part of the recently released Arcade Game Series.