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Future of Pac-Man to be revealed at E3

Thursday, 6th May 2010 03:47 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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In a press email received by Joystiq, Namco Bandai announced that Pac-Man’s “next evolution” will be shown off at E3.

Apparently, this won’t be any mere spin-off, either. The words  “future of the franchise” were used quite liberally. As for what form it’ll take, we have no idea.  For now, Namco Bandai’s touting “unreleased titles on console, mobile, arcade, and more.”

We’re willing to bet, however, that it’ll involve pellet-munching, ghosts, and mazes in some way or another. So, in that spirit, we’ve whipped up what we figure is the most plausible next step for everyone’s favorite, er, yellow… circle… thing.

“It’s the year 2043, and the evil WAKA military organization has seized control of the entire world. Using its brutal yet undeniably effective police squads, known as ‘Ghosts,’ WAKA’s oppressive regime has all but eradicated any form of resistance – and with it, hope. However, former newspaper maze-solving enthusiast John Smith refuses to let WAKA have the last laugh. With his signature P.A.C.M.A.N. projectile launcher – known in some circles as ‘a really big gun’ – Smith takes the fight to WAKA in this upcoming post-apocalyptic first-person shooter from Namco Bandai.”

Yeah, yuck it up now. But just you wait. Come E3, you’ll be feeling nearly as silly as we do right now.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    ???

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    This’ll be that new Pac arcade game with multiplayer that they teased a while back, surely?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    History repeats itself

    http://xbox360.gaming-universe.de/screens/boxart_jap_bomberman-act-zero.jpg

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    Squad-based FPS?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    I wondered if they were gonna try and do something regarding Wii, Natal, Move with it, but then i remembered that a motion controlled pac man would be shit

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Isaaclarke37

    I’d kill to see PAC MAN back.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. daytripper

    anyone eat pac pellets?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    pac man reborn announced

    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/20/pac-man-reborn-explores-pac-evolution-on-mobile-and-twitter/

    NO i have NO idea what it is either O___o

    #8 4 years ago