Pac-Man to Return in 2010

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PacGraph Namco have revealed plans to resurrect everyone’s favourite lemon-yellow pill-munching pie graph, just in time for it’s 30th year Anniversary next year.

Leading the team will be Hirokazu Yasuhara, a former Naughty Dog employee who worked on Jak and Daxter and Uncharted. Yashuhara was also the director, and co-creator of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games along with Yuji Naka.

According to Namco America’s COO Makoto Iwai, "We are in the midst of making Pac-Man come back because his 30th anniversary is in 2010 actually. As a group, we feel like we should do something to make him come back. So, there’s one project that we started working on, and [Yasuhara is] part of it."

Whether the game will take the form of a 2D maze like the excellent Pac-man championship edition or a 3D platformer akin Pac-Man World games has yet to be disclosed, but considering Yashuhara’s pedigree, will be worth waiting for.

Source : Gamasutra

Last Updated: March 9, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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