Yasuhara working on 30th birthday Pac-Man game

Friday, 6th March 2009 18:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to this Gamasutra report, original Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara is working on a new Pac-Man title for the game’s 30th anniversary in 2010.

“We are in the midst of making Pac-Man come back because his 30th anniversary is in 2010 actually,” said Namco boss Makoto Iwai.

“As a group, we feel like we should do something to make him come back. So, there’s one project that we started working on, and [Yasuhara is] part of it.”

Though the whole of Namco’s internal staff was previously working on Afro Samurai to help to complete it, the group has since split into several teams, with one of these working with Yasuhara on the new Pac-Man game.

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  1. Deanzor

    They should take the ghosts out. They really got in the way IMHO

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon this is going to be grate.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Deanzor

    I’ve actually sort of met this guy in real life. I thought it was just an old man in a Pac-Man t-shirt hanging around outside the Nintendo conference at E3… then it turned out he was the STAR GUEST and that GameCube Pac-Man with GBA link play was going to CHANGE EVERYTHING.

    And then they gave it away with a shit Ridge Racer game.

    Nintendo were so much more likeable in that initial ‘transition to games on disc/we don’t know what the fuck we’re doing’ period. You were rooting for them.

    Now, you’re wishing they’d discover that Wii Fit causes some exotic fanny disease just to bring them down a peg or two.

    #3 6 years ago

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