As you can tell from a couple of Pac-Man inspired avatars on Gaming Age, we're still big fans of Bandai Namco's most famous arcade icon. Needless to say we've been counting the days until the inevitable Pac-Man Championship Edition sequel was revealed/announced… and today's that day.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 looks to bring the super trippy visuals that we've come to love, and the hyper fun gameplay… which appears to now include boss battles. Officially, the game is scheduled for a September 2016 release, and we can't wait!
Check out the details below, including the announce trailer and screenshots. Those attending the San Diego Comic Con 2016 can get some hands on with the game.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 announce trailer:
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 screens:
Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces PAC-MAN® CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2007’s smash hit PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION and it’s follow-up hit from 2010, PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION DX. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 will be available exclusively in digital form for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM for PC and is scheduled to launch in the Americas in September 2016. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 is making its consumer hands-on debut at San Diego Comic Con 2016 in the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. gaming area located at booth #129 in Hall A of the San Diego Convention Center.
Currently under development at BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. in Tokyo, Japan; PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 features new eye-popping 3D mazes with unique visuals, a wide variety of dynamic mazes, the new ability to bump ghosts, and the addition of intense giant sized ghost boss battles. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 will also build upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX’s “Chain Eating” mechanics by enabling fans to build up to four ghost trains before chowing down for maximum chompage points. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 returns with the fan favorite Score Attack mode where players need to gather as many points within a specified time and a new Adventure mode that will have players chasing fast moving fruit, battling big bad bosses, and experiencing fun new ways of playing PAC-MAN.
“Terrific gameplay is always in fashion and after 36 years as a videogame icon, PAC-MAN still brings fun and smiles to the faces of countless gamers around the world.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “PAC-MAN has always promoted friendly competition, and we’re chomping at the bit to see PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 ignite friendly rivalries among friends and families to achieve the highest score.”