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New Pac-Man game next year, Sonic co-creator Yasuhara lead dev
Posted: 09.03.2009 13:09 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pac-Man series Namco Bandai has announced a new game will be arriving in 2010.

Hirokazu Yasuhara, Sonic The Hedgehog co-creator, will be at the helm of the project which is being developed in their North American studio. Its release platforms are unknown for now.

"We are in the midst of making Pac-Man come back because his 30th anniversary is in 2010 actually," said Namco Bandai's Makoto Iwai. "As a group, we feel like we should do something to make him come back."

Pac-Man Championship Edition was released over XBLA back in 2007 and was created by the game's original creator Toru Iwatani as a remake of the arcade cult classic. It's a shame he isn't a part of the 30th anniversary project.



Source: Kotaku
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Comments

By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2009
Wowerine
3D Pac-Man? No way... so it's 2D then. LOL! This is like that Minesweeper thing... haha
By Hamarik (SI Core) on Mar 09, 2009
Hamarik
I hate 2D games!!!!!!!!! :(
By grimreaper (SI Member) on Mar 09, 2009
grimreaper
come on people no matter how good the game is its time to move on, 2-D is dead.
R.I.P.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2009
Wowerine
But hell, Super Mario remains one of the best games ever to me! And I wouldn't give up on that for the world (I still have all the games). :)
By AdamBoozer (SI Member) on Mar 09, 2009
AdamBoozer
I grew up play SM good game ^. They better not ruin my childhood here. I use to love that game. Better do good.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 10, 2009
Wowerine
They will, since there is not much to screw up. It's a very simple game that needs no gameplay tweaking. Thy only might fix the GFX, use the 3D on 2D combination. :)
By crawlroman (SI Core) on Mar 14, 2009
crawlroman
In that picture is the old or the new pac-man? =S