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Namco Bandai announces new Pac-Man game for Wii U

Today Namco Bandai announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, a new platformer game coming for Wii U, 3DS, Xbox 360 and PS3. The game is based on the animated series originally created by Avi Arad and will take place in the Pac-World universe, which finds itself in trouble from the Netherworld ghost leader, Betrayus. What do you think of the reveal? Are you interested at all? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Morits Lian

    Stop being so damn negative, guys

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Looks like some lowres shovelware on Wii. This is way to bad to be released on a HD console.

      • Morits Lian

        eShop title would fit.

  • Clel

    We didn’t ask for this, Namco.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      well, if it was released for all but Wii U, we would’ve never heard the end of it.

    • Javy G

      We need a DBZ game!

      • The Clockwork Being

        More like Tales of game.

      • Revolution5268

        YEAH!!!

    • Guhtere

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    I like Mario, I like Sonic, but when it comes down to my number favourite character… Pacman is always No.1!!

  • Super Buu

    I would’ve preferred something along the lines of Pacman World 2 but, let’s give it a try.

  • Antar Rodríguez

    i would rather get a new tales of series game for wii u

    • Evang3los

      please yes!!!

    • The Clockwork Being

      Well most tales games are release on Nintendo console before coming to other console so it is possible. But they should bring the tales games on the Virtual Console or at least make a new one for the Wii U

      Edit:It makes me mad. The Tales of games are released on Nintendo consoles in Japan only than when they come to Sony consoles they are released worldwide. They should release the games on the Virtual Consoles if possible bt for a new tales game make them come in freakin North America when put on Nintendo consoles and not make them worldwide for Sony only.

      • Antar Rodríguez

        Namco is developing a tales of symphonia HD remake but i think it will only come out for ps3 or so i´ve seen

        • Antar Rodríguez

          it will also have the wii exclusive sequel (dawn of the new world) wich i personally think is one more reason to just been developed for ps3 (only blueray discs have that much capacity tu have both games)

  • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

    Frankly I’d rather see Namco Bandai working on getting more games from Japan onto the Wii U, similarly to what they did with Ni No Kuni on the PS3. Would be great on the Wii U and it’s still my top want of any RPG to come to Wii U.

    • D.M.T

      I think it’s just a matter of time before we see Ni No Kuni or another Japanese game from Namco on Wii U. There’s no reason not to make a Ni No Kuni game for Wii U.

    • Evang3los

      tales of………..

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yeah that makes me mad. The Tales of games are released on Nintendo consoles in Japan only than when they come to Sony consoles they are released worldwide.

    • Ducked

      What would be even better is if Nintendo can get Square Enix to make Kingdom Hearts for the Wii U.

  • John Andalora

    Not to sound harsh, but….
    No, I’m going to be harsh. This game looks boring, repetitive and unimaginative. Frankly, Namco has been disappointing me so much recently.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      On their in house titles, sure. But stuff they’re publishing in America/Europe from Japan has been amazing.

  • bizzy gie

    Why is Wii U the last logo on there? Seriously. Why did it come after both Namco logos too?

    • ezquimacore

      Call Alex Jones…It’s a conspiracy!!!

    • sdmac200600

      It’s just a logo.

  • D.M.T

    This is one game that I will NOT buy. I’m sorry but I’m going to collect great games, not average at best games like this one. I’m not even a Pac Man fan lol

  • Henk

    What did I just saw? -.- Funny music btw.

  • LunarNinja

    Dear God…
    It better be as good as the Pac-Man World trilogy…
    Cuz’ the new Pac-Man makes me cringe looking at him…
    But that’s just me.

  • Wayne Beck

    I’m not sure what I just saw but.. Uh.. Yeah..

    Never Judge a game by it’s Youtube Trailer?.. or Terrible Bubblegum Techno?

  • The Clockwork Being

    I think this confirm Pac-Man for Super Smash Bros. 4

    Edit: It is a multiplatform game no need to what I said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Actually, Snake was on the PlayStation yet he appeared in Super Smash Brothers Brawl so Pac-Man might be in the next Super Smash Bros

      • The Clockwork Being

        The reason Snake appeared in Brawl was because the last game in which he was about to appear(MGS 4:GOP) was gonna be his last appearance. His creator kinda begged for his inclusion in Brawl(not trying to insult the guy I respect for his work but begged is the right word). I hope that Kojima brings the Metal Gear Series to Wii U because Snake inclusion in Brawl was a big favor.

        In all honesty Pac-Man in the Next SSB would be nothing but good for both SSB and the character itself(oh and the fans). Plus out of all the Namco Bandai character he has a high chance of appearing in the Next SSB

      • Guhtere

        Snake is actually closer to Sony than he is to Nintendo. If you only count the main Solid series, Nintendo only got two games, and they were both remakes. It’s actually really surprising that we got Snake. Nintendo didn’t even want Snake, Hideo Kojima begged Nintendo for them to put him in Smash Bros.

        • The Clockwork Being

          And now Kojima has to do a favor back thats how I see it. Why not bring a HD collection of all the Metal Gear Solid games+the 2 new games coming out. That would be good as a favor back and they’d make tons of money.

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          Actually there are three metal gear games on N consoles, the most recent was the remake of snake eater 3D on the 3DS. Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 where both released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES obviously ;) ) then he also made an appearance in smash brothers brawl, but you referred to 2 remakes released on N Systems?

          Which is the second one then, as I honestly don’t know which one it would be. But if there is another remake that means 4 games where released on N systems, 2 original games (metal gear 1 and 2) and 2 remakes of which one is Snake Eater 3D

          • ICHI

            Twin Snakes on GameCube, it was great :-)

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Ah ik thanks I honestly didn’t know a metal gear game(remake) was launced on the GC (I’m deeply ashamed)

          • ICHI

            I dont think many people did, I would like it to get a VC release so more could enjoy it. That and the resi evil remake (and to some extent resi zero)

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Actually there was one solid game on the GameCube, Twin Snakes

          • Guhtere

            Yeah, and it’s a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid.

      • ICHI

        Snake appeared in brawl after the release of the twin snakes metal gear solid remake (with mgs2 visuals and controls) and he started on Nintendo systems

    • Super Buu

      I don’t think Nintendo will say ”No” to having the two biggest mascots in the industry beating each-other up.

  • juancamiloarq

    It’s a wannabe-Mario Pac-Man.

  • disqus_1F4cA1IGrZ

    Well, I loved pac man world two to death, and world three wasn’t that bad, but I’m gonna wait on the reviews for this one before I consider buying it

    • tronic307

      Why wait? I’ll give it a 4.5/10 right now!

    • Revolution5268

      5/10

  • tronic307

    This ain’t Pac-Man, this is wack, man.
    I think I’ll stick with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX!

  • Michael Jurado

    well … it definitely isn’t a system seller but i’ll at least give it a chance… gamefly!! lmao

  • fireheartis1

    Dude I loved the cartoon series as a kid. This game looks amazing and all the hate it’s getting from some of you is ridiculous. This is going to be a day one buy for me. Long live Pac-Man one of the greatest characters ever. Pac-World was so awesome and the cartoon was freaking funny as heck.

    • Trevin

      True gamer right here.Seriously though, these guys are judging the game before even playing it, they’re no better than fanboys :(

      • fireheartis1

        Dude you are absolutely right. They all sound like fanboys who think everything needs to look real blah blah blah. Who care about “realism when you can have great game, and the graphics aren’t even that bad. It looks like a 3D version of the cartoon really. To me that’s very awesome.

  • Devin Christopher Norris

    Pac-Man ripping off Mario Galaxy and De Blob? No thanks.

  • Micks610

    I am a very gameplay over graphics guy, but seriously Namco, this is a next-gen console, I am pretty sure you can do better than this. And also, the gameplay doesn’t look that great either, it sure as hell reminded me of Super Mario Galaxy and De Blob. Thanks but no thanks.
    PS: If this game gets a 60$ price tag, I am done with this planet.

  • Peter Rogers

    Hurry up zelda

    • The Clockwork Being

      Hmm these graphics shown on the picture are possible on the Wii U

      • The Cockwork Being

        Theses graphics shown in the video are crap (THE PAC-MAN GAME)

        The master sword is so legit though! I

        • The Clockwork Being

          You are the fake clock work being(GUYS CHECK THE COMMENTS AND THE UPVOTES 1005 votes for me, 281 comments) Ashley please can you take care of this troll

          Edit:Nevermind this guy is mocking me with his different name. No need to take care of this troll.

          • Silent

            Dude…look at the name.

          • Highrevz

            Yep…. i lol’d

          • The Clockwork Being

            …Dude this guy is mocking me bad. As soon as you mentioned that I started laughing. Thanks for the laughs bro.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Are you trying to mock m with the name?

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      Hurry up “Waluigi Moonshine”

      • Squid

        No.

        • Clel

          YES

      • William Cole

        That, sir, is funny.

    • Ace J

      is……is this real???

      • http://twitter.com/Jamie_Clabon Jamie Clabon

        no

    • Dumbpants

      That’s my background for like everything.

    • RockieOllie

      What are you talking about isn’t this a character reveal of Pacman fo Super Smash bros??

      • Dominic Coradazzi

        Fuck, I hope not
        Pacman just wouldn’t fit in (he’d stand out like Snake or Sonic still do in brawl

        • Squid

          Klonoa is the perfect Namco representative. He still represents Pacman too.

    • Adecentboy777

      Zelda would do good to the system. Nintendo should have thought in advance and bring it as launch title with all the unique features instead they gave us Super Mario Brothers, which was not a big hit or system seller.

    • Ravyu

      How bout’ you quit whining!!

      • Peter Rogers

        How bout you kiss my ass

        • Ravyu

          You’re gonna get the fuking game anyways.. This is just pure whiny crybaby stuff that bratty six year olds are reputed for..

          • Peter Rogers

            How did u know i was six. Hope u havent been stalking me u fuckin nonce

          • Ravyu

            I never said you were six..

    • bizzy gie

      Isn’t this from the ad I keep seeing on this site.

    • Peter Rogers

      Relax everyone uts just my wallpaper on my phone… Jeez u lot get excited lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.j.thomas.31 Justin Rashad Thomas

    this looks fun not going to lie but games i want to see from namco include these
    tekken X street fighter
    tales of……
    dragonball z [more like the budokai titles]
    ace combat
    naruto shippuden ultimate ninja storm 3 or new title

    • Cerus98

      I think they said a while back that they were done with Budokai games.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Fall 2013. With all the games coming out later on with the respective console(PS4,PS3,Xbox, Wii U) I dont think a game like this will do well. In my priority, Wind HD, Watch Dogs, AC IV and Mario Kart are at the top. Lets not forget 3DS games.

  • Ducked

    I’m very glad to see Pac-Man back, and I loved the Pac-Man world games. But this just looks abused. This looks nothing like a 3D Pac-Man should. This trailer is just disappointing.

  • darkstar18

    oh yeah its not like iv been wanting a Naruto for my wii u or anything..THANKS Namco..

  • grandlx2

    Because its kiddie, it’ll probably do well on wii u. As bad as that sounds.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AJ.Fowl Andrew Chambers

      I doubt it, I think most people that own a Wii U are adults.

  • http://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I like the chara design but that “chomp” sound gonna makes somes peoples crazy :)

  • Alex Damman

    here’s an idea. why don’t they just make a pacman game where he runs through a maze and eats stuff while avoiding 4 ghosts. you know, like he used to?

  • http://www.facebook.com/milesp2 Miles Phillips

    Hmm perhaps they are planning on hyping up a character(Pac-Man) for appearance in a certain fighting game they are helping develop.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Ofcourse Pac-Man would be good for The next Dragon Ball Z fighting game

      • http://www.facebook.com/milesp2 Miles Phillips

        ? haha I meant Super Smash Bros U.

        • Silent

          I would rather have him In DBZ. Thats what he meant.

  • discuss

    I would consider this ugly for the normal Wii.

  • Ryan House

    Still don’t believe Pac-Man belongs in 3D

  • LopsidedPasta

    A console port of pac-man. Those always turn out great! Right? …Right?

  • Mr. Nick

    I betcha there will be an unlockable where you can play the original Pac-Man.

  • RoadyMike

    I really hope the munching won’t actually be as loud is it is in this trailer.It got annoying fast…
    Namco Bandai brought Pac Man back(?).Now its Megaman’s turn CAPCOM!

  • ICHI

    Errrr where’s my new Ridge Racer and Dark Souls 2 news!!!

  • david jarman

    I don’t care! I want it! I like it! It looks fun! And that’s what I want!

  • GuardiansFan

    this looks like a cheap rip off of mario galaxy (because of him being sent from location to location in the air)…the graphics suck but i guess the young kids its aimed for might not care….looks like something the original wii could produce so ouch

  • $41809923

    yes i would play this game

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1105728542 Jake Barnett

    I bet this is so a Pac-Man Tie in for smash brothers in more relevant?
    With Namco helping with Smash and all. (Assuming they want pac-man in the game in the first place)

  • DemonRoach

    Why are the graphics so shitty?

    • Revolution5268

      because its multiport, this is the 360 version fool.

      • jay

        sweet sweet irony!

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    Uhm……..Pacman should stay in his 2 dimendsional world.

  • link2nintendo

    Who want’s to bet that this is somehow linked to them wanting Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, and wanted to reintroduce him with new abilities to use in the game??

    • Silent

      If there is strong advertisement by Nintendo then, Yes, Im afraid they are doing it. Dammit.

      • Arthur Jarret

        He can be in SSB4, IMO… but only 8 bit, as an assist trophy (army of pacman or ghosts similar to the excitebike or advance wars assist in SSBB) or weapon (just a thrown thing that says ‘wakka’ when hitting the enemy, with a 10% chance to turn mega-pill while thrown to send an enemy flying).

        As a character; I hope not.
        As a character who looks like this game; Raaaage!

  • GeekDaddy

    Not going to lie…. This looks like crap.

  • Cerus98

    The 3DS version will be a side scroller. Far different than the 3D version for the Wii U and PS360.

  • Cerus98

    Don’t gripe about early trailer graphics for a game five or more months away. Remember colonial marines? It looked amazing in the ads and trailers but the game launched and it looked like shit.

  • Squid

    Pac is back and he looks… ADORKABLE!

  • scarlet

    I think that they should change the sound when he’s eating something from “Chomp” to the classic “Wakka” sound.

  • Jim Mack

    Lame

  • Silent

    Whatever you do, just dont put pacman on SSB4. IMO.

  • Silent

    The level stupidity of this game is

  • Pedro Natera

    That Pac-Man is Ugly AF

  • Adecentboy777

    This game looks pretty boring :( Graphics –> huh, no thanks, my iphone can do better. Versatility –> nope, always do the same, jump at eat the ghosts. Huh, another crap game. Worthless and just waste of time.

  • Kamon

    Did they make this just to put Pac-Man in SSB?

  • val berger

    I wonder if the music is intended to be just as 1990ish as the brand ;D

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Was never a big fan of Pac-Man back in the day and that hasn’t changed even today.

  • andré

    i loove the mario 64 style type of games.!!!

  • Arthur Jarret

    To everyone complaining this game looks terrible:

    Please note it is not Wii U exclusive, but it is coming to PS3 and Xbox360 too. This is, like, the best those systems can handle.

  • Revolution5268

    meh

  • Matthew Stapleton

    Reminds me of a Kirby game

  • $39063977

    forget about it

  • Nintendofreak

    bring memories of the ps1 game……my favorite pacman game to date

  • MTGSWE

    How can most people complain when you not even played the game yet???

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamal.brown.14 Duke Togo

    i might have 2 get this wen it comes it looks gd

  • William Cole

    Wow Namco… why is Pac Man so ugly? At least try to copy good 3D action games like Super Mario Galaxy or something. Why does this game just look like it’s going to be bad?

  • Antar Rodríguez

    Namco is developing a tales of symphonia HD remake but i think it will only come out for ps3

    • Antar Rodríguez

      it will also have the wii exclusive sequel (dawn of the new world) wich i personally think is one more reason to just been developed for ps3 (only blueray discs have that much capacity to have both games)

  • Jizz Beard thePirate

    Its Waka Wake you noob… not Crunch Crunch

  • crocodileman94

    I seriously doubt those are the Wii U graphics.

  • Nolan ArchLord

    This looks awful.