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Pac-Man CE DX on XBLA tomorrow, PSN next week

Namco Bandai has announced that its renovated take on its renovated take (whooooa) on its ancient, puck-shaped pill-popper, Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX, will find its way to Xbox Live Arcade during tomorrow's weekly update, and onto PlayStation Network next Tuesday, November 23. The clearly LSD-fueled title will be offered for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99.

Now, you may find it difficult to justify dropping yet another ten-spot on an iteration of a game that dropped all the way back in 2007 -- however, we'd encourage you to look through all the media in the gallery below before making your final decision. Now, think about all the awful things you've subjected your eyes to throughout your lifetime. Don't they deserve a chance to soak in PMCEDX's pretty, pretty palette of colors? Come on, they've earned it.

Gallery: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX | 19 Photos

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I wanted to update everyone that PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX will be available tomorrow, November 17 on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points, and November 23 on PlayStation Network for $9.99. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX supercharges the beloved PAC-MAN formula with more mazes, new modes and exciting gameplay features that will have everyone rethink what they know about PAC-MAN.

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX includes two exciting new modes in addition to PAC-MAN Championship Edition's signature Score Attack mode, where players must collect as many points as possible before time runs out. Time Trials has players clearing out a set number of laps around each maze as fast as they can. Ghost Combo forgoes gobbling Pac-Dots for chomping as many ghosts as possible. Players' scores are determined on the consecutive number of ghosts PAC-MAN eats while chaining together Power Pellets.

Also new to the series are the multitudes of sleeping ghosts that infest each maze. As PAC-MAN runs past these ghosts, they become angry and chase him until he finds a Power Pellet. If a ghost gets too close, a slowdown effect will begin, giving the player an extra vital second to figure out the best course of action. If the ghost train becomes too much to handle, players can set off a bomb which sends all active ghosts back to the center of each maze.

With the game's hypnotic neon graphics, new and updated mazes, techno soundtrack, updated features, and three fast-paced modes, PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX is one of the most satisfying gaming experiences available for download this year.

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