Namco Bandai has announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. The game will see the return of the classic character on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, with a separate side-scrolling version for the Nintendo 3DS.
It will follow the story of the forthcoming Disney XD animated series of the same name.
“The game revolves around the vibrant universe of Pac-World, where Pacworlders lived in peace until the mischievous Netherworld ghosts, led by their wicked leader Betrayus, escaped from their ghoulish domain to forcibly take control of Pac-World,” said the company.
“Pac-World’s only hope lies in the last surviving yellow Pacworlder, our hero with a voracious appetite.”
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will combine the classic game mechanics with a series of new power ups.
“As one of the most iconic and popular video game characters, Pac-Man has virtually become the symbol of our company,” said senior vice-president of Namco Bandai Games Europe Olivier Comte.
“As a wish to renew the Pac-Man franchise and bring it to the new generation of gamers, we are proud to introduce a brand new concept in the Pac-Man universe, with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.”
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will debut in winter 2013.