Pac-Man Battle Royale at the factory

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Last week we ran the news that Namco’s Pac-Man Battle Royale arcade game is available for purchase and now Namco America has complimented that news with a press release and some pictures of the game being put together on the factory floor as the company fills orders. Hit the break for the pics!

Behold, the guts of Pac-Man Battle Royale (press release is after the pics – the first video we took which has been watch over 40,000 times even gets a mention šŸ™‚ ), which were also shared on the Pac-Man Battle Royale Facebook page. Thanks to Sam Ven of Namco for all of the info.

…and the finished product

Editor’s note: I added a couple of links to the videos mentioned, which was not a part of the PR originally

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:
NAMCO America, Inc.
P: (847) 264-5610
F: (847) 264-5611
E: arcadeinfo@namcoamerica.com

The Wait Is Over

January 21, 2011 – Elk Grove Village, IL – The highly anticipated coin-op game, Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale, is now shipping. The internet was abuzz when news leaked of a trademark filing for “Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale” back in December 2009. Speculations and discussions were rampant as to what type of game this could be. A teaser video announcing the arrival of Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale was released on Namco America’s YouTube channel in February 2010 and received over 12,000 views in 24 hours. Namco America kicked off the celebration of Pac-Man’s 30th birthday at Amusement Expo 2010 in Las Vegas with the public debut of Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale. Show attendees eagerly lined up to be one of the first to play the game with a “Hands-On” video on YouTube reaching over 41,000 views. Over 45,000 attendees in the console and mobile gaming world were introduced to Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles. Of all the console and mobile games on hand at E3, an arcade game stole the show. Some gaming blogs went as far as to say that playing Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale was “their favorite experience” of E3 2010.

The time is now to get your hands on what everyone is talking about. Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale is the first four-player competitive Pac-ManĀ® arcade game. The original Pac-ManĀ® game concept has been given a cannibalistic twist: Eliminate your opponents by eating them and the last Pac-ManĀ® standing wins the round. When players eat a power pellet, they power-up by doubling in size and increasing in speed. Once powered up, they are now able to at non powered-up blue players and ghosts. Players of the same size simply bounce off each other. Players can also be eliminated by running into ghosts if there aren’t any powered up players. Eating a piece of fruit or all of the pellets resets the maze with a fresh new set of power pellets. At the end of the game, statistics are displayed for each players such as “Won Most Rounds” and “Ate Most Pac-Man”, etc. This is the game you have been looking for. Pac-ManĀ® Battle Royale is great for any location, very casual, competitive, and highly addictive. For more details, contact your Namco distributor, visit www.namcoamerica.com or call Namco America atĀ  (847) 264-5610.

About Namco America, Inc. (NAI)

NAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holding Corp. NAI is committed to providing the ultimate in interactive entertainment experiences. NAI uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their coin-operated games far beyond traditional entertainment.Ā  Namco Bandai Holding Corp., which also has
business related interests in films, toys, health equipment, consumer video software, and restaurants, is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and owns a number of other subsidiary entertainment companies around the globe.


One Comment »

  1. neil brimelow January 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if I would be inclined to drop five grand on something that’s so… simple. I can see dropping a ton of cash for a pin, given the immense amount of labor and design that goes into a pin, but as cool as this game might very well be, I don’t see its staying power.

    I can see this coming out on the iPad by the fall for $4.99, not a game that I’d want to drop 100X as much for.

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