NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC.'S PAC-MAN WORLD RALLYT ZOOMS ONTO STORE SHELVES NATIONWIDE
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 22, 2006) â Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Pac-Man World Rallyâ¢ has shipped and is available in retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, Nintendo GameCubeâ¢ and PC.
Developed by Smart Bomb Interactive, Pac-Man World Rally puts players behind the wheel to race through a variety of Pac-Man World environments as Pac-ManÂ®, Jr. Pac-Man and other famous Namco characters such as Mr. DrillerÂ®, MappyÂ® and the Prince from Katamari Damacyâ¢. In the fastest and most exciting kart racing game ever, players can race for the win or fight it out in colorful Battle Arenas with unique weapons, power-ups and a variety of Pac-Man powers. The newest installment in the franchise also includes the villains of Pac-Man World: Toc-Man, Spooky, Erwin â and introduces the most evil of them all, Pac-Devil!
âPac-Man World Rally gives fans of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the franchiseâs first-ever kart racer,â said John Whitmore, Director of Internal/External Development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. âThe gameâs roster of popular classic characters, challenging tracks and finely tuned power sliding mechanics are sure to deliver an unforgettable gameplay experience.â
Players will experience an unprecedented sense of speed as they race against their friends or the computer on fun and exciting new tracks with unique new kart racing features, including:
* Play as Pac-Man and other famous Namco characters! â Play as the iconic characters from the Pac-Man universe, or choose from an all-star cast of classic Namco characters such as Pooka, Fygar, Mr. Driller and more!
* The most outrageous Battle Mode ever seen in kart racing! â Pac-Man and friends have a whole new set of weapons to duke it out in custom single-player and multiplayer Battle Arenas!
* The Pac-Mobile! â No matter what character you choose, if you eat enough Pac Dots on the track you can transform into the giant Pac-Mobile and gobble up the competition!
* Shortcuts galore! â Keep your eyes peeled for Pac-Manâs classic fruit power-ups â they open hidden Fruit Doors that will catapult you into the lead!
Pac-Man World Rally is rated âEâ for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information about Pac-Man World Rally, please visit http:///www.namcobandaigames.com.