Pac-Man World Re-PaC is nearly here, which is why Bandai Namco have shone a light on the game’s graphical overhaul.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a remastered version of the original Pac-Man World, which launched on the PlayStation and PC back in 1999. It takes Pac-Man out of his usual maze and maze-like environment and has him hopping, jumping and munching his way across several 3D platform worlds.
We dabbled with it and it was pretty good, though given that the PlayStation 1 wasn’t short on platformers, it might not have done so well without its famous protagonist. The “remaster” is more than just an upscaled port, however, and features levels, ghosts, bosses and so on that have been rebuild from scratch.
In short, it’s looking pretty great and if you’ve got fond memories of either this particular Pac-Man game or any of his previous adventures, it could be right up your street. Even better, it’s arriving this August though we’re a little disappointed that Bandai Namco hasn’t revealed a massively expensive, goodie-stuffed collectors editions of the game.
Yes, we’ve mocked such elaborate editions of the game but this is Pac-Man for crying out loud. We loved Pac-Man Museum so we’re absolutely up for more Pac-shenanigans which Pac-Man World Re-Pac will hopefully provide.
Aside from the graphical upgrade video, which you can check out further up this page, Bandai Namco have also released the full opening video for the game, which sees Pac-Man’s family get kidnapped. Apparently the ghosts are confused by there being more than one Pac-Man, despite them having previously been tormented by every member of the family. Maybe the sheer trauma has made them forget.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on 26th August 2022.