New Pac-Man game launching this fall

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures based on Disney XD show coming to PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U; side-scrolling version headed to 3DS.

Pac-Man is coming back. Namco Bandai announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures today, a new game based on the upcoming Disney XD show of the same name.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U this fall. A separate side-scrolling version will be available for 3DS.

According to Namco Bandai, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures the game will focus on the Pac-World, a place of peace until the Netherworld ghosts arrived. Gamers are cast as the iconic yellow chomper and must defeat the ghosts and their evil Betrayus leader.

The game's announcement trailer indicates Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will feature Mario-like platforming sequences, as well as the series-familiar ghost-chomping.

The animated Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures TV show is scheduled to premiere in 2013. It was created by Marvel Studios executive and Iron Man producer Avi Arad.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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244 comments
grasshopper6
grasshopper6

those look like 3ds graphics how bout other platforms is it gonna look like that too, not worth getting than 

gamergath
gamergath

2016. Rovio better get us entertained with its weekly season till then.

spazman44
spazman44

it better have that soundtrack in the actual game! lol

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Just wait, they'll blame this failure on used games, and piracy.

DukeMagnum
DukeMagnum

this looks like a 3D platformer from 2001, come on. i'd buy it for $10 though.

kakotan
kakotan

looks like it might be a fun game, don't know why everyone is writing it off and never tried it yet :/

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

wait! why are the pac people not yellow?? - miss pacman was yellow before?...sigh, its just not the same. doesnt look like a pacman game any more.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

*watches video* This is a definite pass.

ExtremelyAVG
ExtremelyAVG

YES!!!!

A new pac-man game! Everything every gamer wants to hear.. 

borkkmor00
borkkmor00

I would have preferred Ben Pak-Man Pakulski smashing shit and taking names.

  

Daian
Daian

Looks like a generic kiddy platformer, so this one will be a no.

player1985
player1985

don't see how this would appeal to anyone who has actually played (or remembers) the original pacman. so the 'pac returns' slogan is hugely irrelevant.

might be a good generic platformer for children, no more.

Piechotta
Piechotta

Wow he looks a lot like the Sonic Rider's poster I have on my wall.
Their shoes even match for the most part. O__O

steve4123456789
steve4123456789

pacs back motherfkera. Through the game does look quite cute.

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

pac-mans back and he has DENTURES!

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

Pac-Man is getting a TV series? Ok, maybe that'd make a good cartoon in the 80's when he was big, but 30 years later?

Jake Pawloski
Jake Pawloski

love the way this looks 100% classic while being 100% new. Just totally bad ass. Plus, his retro glove color.

ToastRider11
ToastRider11

Anyone remember those PS2 gams Pac-Man World and Pac-Man World 2? Those were 3d platformer pac-man games. They were decent. At least pac-man then didn't look like deformed rounded bald sonic with yellow skin cancer.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

wtf? Why is this site posting for me?

Anyways...yea, what a crazy idea. O_o

snova9308
snova9308

that looks like a deformed hairless sonic with skin cancer

Amandamarvell
Amandamarvell

It sounds pretty much exactly the same as PacMan World, only now, the guy looks like he's on shrooms.

Neil Gorman
Neil Gorman

Yeah eyebrows definitely should be above his head, it looks like he's got cat ears lol

Daz Sams
Daz Sams

why do i get the feeling they are going to kill pacman

tightwad34
tightwad34

At least they aren't milking Pac Man to death. At least it seems that way to me. 

wexorian
wexorian

Pac man goes to sonic world with kirby skills, Innovation :)

wexorian
wexorian

I really can't take Pac-man as serious 3d game , and what's with his design, and nose ..................

TheKitesNest
TheKitesNest

whoa pac-mans back and brannnd new, hold on to your socks kids because this time pac-mans playing for keeps!

hobotech64
hobotech64

Stick to the mazes, Pac.  You've never been fit doing Mario's job.

moviequest14
moviequest14

I'm so tired of handhelds getting awful cheap sidescollers. There are rare occasions where a sidescroller is because the company wants to feel more old-school and the game is highly enjoyable. But 95% of the time it just translates into cheap games with forgettable worlds , simple gameplay , and no replay value. Come on Capcom , if 3ds can handle Resident Evil Revelations , Kingdom Hearts and Legend of Zeldas worlds and graphics it can handle having a game not in 2d animated side-scroller form.

craigprime
craigprime

Just leave the poor yellow ball alone! He's suffered through enough crap.

Pac-Man Party...sigh...for shame.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Knowing Namco ways.


I'll be buying this new Pac-Man DLC Adventures.

Game Console History
Game Console History

Hes had legs and arms in the original pacman world games too, nothings changed.

silvergol
silvergol

@cousinmerl They are milking Pacman until the end.

there are tons of others Pac man games.

C-THREE
C-THREE

@hobotech64 In all fairness back in the ps1 days there was a decent 3d platformer with pacman in it called pacland.