Great news for people who live anywhere near an arcade in the US: Distributor BMI Gaming
is now shipping the wonderful Pac-Man Battle Royale
to American arcade operators. When we played Battle Royale at E3
, our sheer delight was tainted by sadness, as we figured that many of you would never get to experience this game if it only saw a limited Japanese release. While this isn't the home version we so dearly want, even the slightest possibility of being able to play this four-player Pac-vs.-Pac game is enough to put a smile on our faces.
reports that the $4275 price tag for the cocktail-style cabinet is low relative to other new-release arcade games, meaning that arcade operators will have an incentive to choose Battle Royale
over other games. And that's good for everyone except
the first three Pac-Men we meet in our local arcade.