Pac-Man, Galaga tag-team 3DS

Namco Bandai bundling up 2D platformer spin-off of famed pellet-muncher, 3D shooter take on classic space-invasion shooter later this year.

Namco Bandai will be bringing two of its most established properties to one of the newest gaming platforms. Today, the publisher announced that it will be bundling Pac-Man Tilt and Galaga 3D Impact for release as one package on the 3DS. Titled Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, the game will be available later this year.

Pac-Man Tilt sees the spherical chomper sprouting arms and legs.

A spin-off from the original maze-navigating, pellet-munching adventure, Pac-Man Tilt is a 2D platformer that will make use of the 3DS's accelerometer. Players will be able to tilt the world as a way to solve environmental puzzles and evade roaming enemies. Namco Bandai will also be playing off Pac-Man's spherical shape, as he is able to roll into a ball to speed through levels, bouncing off pinball flippers and springboards along the way.

Galaga 3D Impact will also be a riff on the tried-and-true arcade shooter formula and sees the spaceship-versus-aliens contest shift to the first-person shooter realm. The 3DS's gyroscopic and 3D tech will factor into Galaga 3D Impact, as players will be able to physically move the system to take aim and fire at enemies before those enemies can destroy human civilization.

Namco Bandai has thus far supported the 3DS with a handful of titles that will be released in North America. These include an installment in its Ridge Racer series as well as Dual Pen Sports.

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28 comments
senseihugo
senseihugo

I read on ign this was the original pacman and galaga, the xbox live arcade pacman and galaga, and completely new versions of pacman and galaga.

mushroomslave7
mushroomslave7

please tell me they give you the option of playing the originals

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

No way in hell I'll pay $40 for this. Maybe $10.

Kris664
Kris664

well at least its the old version of pac man and not the horrible new version of pac man

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

unless pac-man is chomping his way towards me, this is a waste of time and money...

GamerNes9
GamerNes9

hey guys, I have the choice btwn. NGP and 3DS. I am thinking NGP, but what should i get[+1 for NGP, -1 for 3DS][ I don't mind a lot of thumbing down:)]?

CHOVI3
CHOVI3

Well that's okay namco, we like those games. But PLEASE be good and bring Tales of the Abyss too :D

bobbetybob
bobbetybob

Not sure about Galaga but the footage I saw of Pac Man looked really cool, definitely interested.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

OMG great news! 3DS is where it's at for developers! Day one for me! I just need to find out how my dads job is doing, and then I can see if I can pout money down on it at Amazon and pre-order that sucker! I would go into dept on my allowence to get it IMHO!

coltACP
coltACP

Namco, please make a Dead to Rights game on 3DS, a Ace combat game on 3DS and also release a Gundam wing game with 2 player co op on the 3DS.If you cannot manage them, Soul Calibur 5 3D will suffice :-)

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

Great news! Sounds interesting. And props to gs for finally giving the 3DS a seperate tab from the DS.

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

Looks interesting, at least it's a way to make me take a second look at these classics again. The 3DS has a very nice pre-release library going, and while this isn't necessarily a must have it's good to see all kinds of support so early on. The_Dragon_Born, Ocarina is due out early June. I've read it's the 7th, but Gamestop has it down for the 3rd. Probably somewhere in the middle.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

I will start to care when they tell me when the heck Ocarina of Time will be released

IceJester45
IceJester45

Two of my favorite games. To this day, I'm always up for a few rounds of Pac-Man any time I find an arcade machine.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

so this is the meaning behind the galaga and the pacman ghost in the atalesoftworichards image.

Cantido
Cantido

Bah, they should be applying Galaga Legions and Pac Man CE DX to 3DS. Leaderboard support would be amazing.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Pac-man & Galaga are still with us now. Real classics.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

@mariostar0001 It worked with the DS already it was full of ALLOT of variety, and shovelware, we need to give the 3DS some time to get its variety what with This game, Professor Layton Mask of Miracles, third party games like Resident evil and Dead or Alive, Professor Layton VS Ace attorney, you can already see the variety

Ovirew
Ovirew

Pac-Man Tilt sounds interesting to me, but I would have to see what the quality of the game is like. I probably won't get a 3DS for a while anyway, so it would have to be good enough that it stands out among other games a year or two after the handheld's release.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Interesting... Not sure if the prospect of a Pac-Man platformer appeals to me, but I'd love to see a Galaga in 3D.

oneligas
oneligas

i will only buy Pac-Man if its sound track has Pac-Man Fever so i can enjoy it double lame style

soulless4now
soulless4now

Definitely can't wait for this one. Love me some Galaga! :D

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Variety works well if they can pull it off. As this is Namco, the chances of such a thing are slim. Shovelware and bad games will exist on the 3DS unfortunately, look at Martha Stewart 3DS. :x:P

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

awesome, I love galaga! Too bad it looks totally different :(