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Pac-Man Museum collection coming to digital platforms, includes Pac-Man Battle Royale


Ghosts everywhere are quivering in terror, as Namco has made a pair of new Pac-Man announcements. First up is Pac-Man Museum, a collection of games spanning Pac-Man's history. The publisher hasn't announced the full line-up of games, though it will include Pac-Man's "humble beginnings," Championship Edition and Pac-Man Battle Royale. This marks the first time you'll be able to play the multiplayer Pac-Man game without visiting your local arcade (apart from an iPad demo, anyway).

Pac-Man Museum is coming to XBLA, PSN, PC and the 3DS and Wii U eShop. The press release also notes that, for whatever reason, Museum will not include Championship Edition on XBLA or PSN.

In other Pac-news, Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX is getting a free update that adds new content, including improved leaderboards, achievements and medals. It also features "access to additional DLC mazes, music and graphics." These include the ability to play with graphics from other Namco games, including Dig Dug and Rally-X. The update, which officially turns DX into DX+, is headed to Xbox 360, PS3, Steam and Windows 8 this summer.

Gallery: Pac-Man Museum (E3 2013) | 6 Photos

Gallery: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (E3 2013) | 6 Photos

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Popular Power Pellet-Eating Adventure Returns with a Collection of Classic PAC-MAN® Games this winter

PARIS, FRANCE – June 11th, 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is bringing the legendary PAC-MAN® arcade gaming experience to Europe and Australasia in a sensational collection of PAC-MAN games in PAC-MAN MUSEUM. The exciting compilation is scheduled to launch this winter 2013 as a digital download release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows® PC, Nintendo 3DS™ system, and WiiU™ console from Nintendo.

PAC-MAN, the yellow 80's icon with a voracious appetite that has transcended generation upon generation of gamers stars in this nostalgia-packed collection of games. In the game, players will need to skilfully dodge and juke troublesome ghosts while gobbling up all the pac-dots and power pellets lying in their path. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer arcade releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through 2008's critically acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition* and 2010's arcade smash-hit like PAC-MAN Battle Royale.

PAC-MAN Battle Royale turns PAC-MAN's classic pellet chomping gameplay on its head with multiplayer madness and will be available for consoles and PCs for the very first time. The ghostly mayhem breaks out of the PAC-MAN formula and features an over-the-top experience for up to four players with each player controlling a PAC-MAN character to gobble up pellets, fruits and best of all... each other. Players will chomp their way to victory through fast-paced maze action with the constant threat of both ghosts and opposing PAC-MAN characters around every corner.

PAC-MAN also returns this late summer with a free title update for PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Steam and Windows 8. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION DX + upgrades one of 2010's most celebrated downloadable titles with improved leaderboard functionality, in-game achievements and medals, as well as access to additional DLC mazes, music and graphics including classic DIG DUG and RALLY-X sprites. Players will chomp through bright neon mazes at blistering speeds in this modern and frenetic PAC-MAN experience.

NAMCO BANDAI Games will be celebrating the recent announcement of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a special booth outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center's South Hall entrance. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures follows the exciting storyline and charming characters from the highly anticipated PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios. Information on the animated TV series, based on NAMCO BANDAI Games' classic PAC-MAN property, will be announced soon.

"Evolving from a glorious "CLASSIC" legacy into a modern contemporary brand approach and an extremely promising future, we are delighted to bring for the first time ever on PC and consoles, three very different experiences in the PAC-MAN universe" said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe.

PAC-MAN MUSEUM will be coming to Europe and Australasia this winter via digital download on XBLA, PSN, Steam, and the Nintendo eShop. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION DX + is scheduled for digital release this late summer 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Steam and Windows 8. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii U, and PC with an exclusive side-scrolling adventure for the Nintendo 3DS.

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*Xbox and PS3 will not include PAC-MAN Championship Edition

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at or

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