2020 Will Be a Year-Long Celebration of PAC-MAN’s 40th Birthday

Join the PAC!

To honour the 40th anniversary of PAC-MAN, Bandai Namco is organising a tonne of celebratory events and partnerships throughout 2020.

It was 22nd May 1980 that PAC-MAN first landed in arcades; gobbling his way through fruit, pills and ghosts while securing his place as a pop culture icon in the process. If you’re good at maths, you might have worked out that this means next year will mark 40 years since the birth of our favourite small yellow hockey puck.


Bandai Namco isn’t just going to let this momentous occasion pass us by though, as a huge range of special activities, events, branding crossovers and other surprises have been planned to take place throughout the whole year.

A new PAC-MAN 40th anniversary theme song has been composed for the occasion – JOIN THE PAC, from Japanese techno artist Ken Ishii. You can watch the official music video directed by multi-award winner Yuichi Kodama below.

For more information about how to “Join the PAC” and learn about more upcoming PAC-MAN celebrations, head over to the official website. With a whole year’s worth of surprises in the works, we can count on a whole lot more PAC-MAN announcements in the near future.